Review: When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain

When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I got this book for free from the ebook club

Once again Vo creates a novella from The Singing Hills Cycle that I had so much trouble putting down. Vo expands the world a little more as Chih ends up in the north this time, traveling with the mammoth corps.

Vo finds another way for Chih to end up in story telling and recording mode without feeling repetitive with the first book. This time the names are mostly (from what I can tell) Vietnamese so I wonder if this is a retelling/remix of a Vietnamese legend. What I loved was mixing this with a (view spoiler)[Thousand and One Nights (hide spoiler)] situation to create a greater sense of tension.

I don’t know what Vo has said publicly about whether there are plans for further stories in The Singing Hills Cycle, but I truly hope there are because I love these stories so much!

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