Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tiger Moon

Tiger Moon by Antonia Michaelis, translated from German by Anthea Bell
Sold to be the eighth wife of a rich and cruel merchant, Safia, also called Raka, tries to escape her fate by telling stories of Farhad the thief, his companion Nitish the white tiger, and their travels across India to retrieve a famous jewel that will save a kidnapped princess from becoming the bride of a demon king.

3 comments:

Jennifer-Lynn Draper said...

...beautiful language and phrases that make readers feel as though they are sitting in India listening to Raka's story. A distinguished book for older fairy-tale fans.

Christopher Carpenter said...

...Quite simply the most beautiful, exiciting,funny, sad, and romantic novel I have read in a quite some time...I can't imagine anyone of any age not loving it.

mikitchenlady said...

...A fascinating story, rich in imagery, fun to read, a great way to learn about India and Hinduism, as well as learning the art of storytelling.