This post could just as easily be titled “Yay! More Tchaikovsky!” The Tiger and the Wolf is Adrian Tchaikovsky‘s next stand-alone fantasy novel, and it not only has a striking, gorgeous cover (by Neil Lang), but it also sounds pretty interesting:
In the bleak northern crown of the world, war is coming
Maniye’s father is the Wolf clan’s chieftain, but she’s an outcast. Her mother was queen of the Tiger and these tribes have been enemies for generations. Maniye also hides a deadly secret. All can shift into their clan’s animal form, but Maniye can take on tiger and wolf shapes. She can’t disown half her soul, so escapes – with the killer Broken Axe in pursuit.
Maniye’s father plots to rule the north, and controlling his daughter is crucial to his schemes. However, other tribes also prepare for strife. It’s a season for omens as priests foresee danger, a time of testing and broken laws. Some say a great war is coming, overshadowing even Wolf ambitions. But what spark will set the world ablaze?
The Tiger and the Wolf is due to be published in the UK on February 11th, 2016. I’m really looking forward to it.
Tchaikovsky’s two most recent novels are Gun of the Dawn and Children of Time, both of which are published in the UK by Tor Books. Both of which, also, I need to get caught up on! I think they will be perfect for the imminent, very-damned-cold Canadian winter…