The sequel to Dragon Pearl, I was so excited for Tiger Honor! It’s a surprisingly emotional story about loyalty and standing up for what is right. This is perfect for middle grade SF fans! Keep reading for my full thoughts.
Sebin, a young tiger spirit from the Juhwang Clan, wants nothing more than to join the Thousand World Space Forces and, like their Uncle Hwan, captain a battle cruiser someday. But when Sebin’s acceptance letter finally arrives, it’s accompanied by the shocking news that Hwan has been declared a traitor. Apparently the captain abandoned his duty to steal a magical artifact, the Dragon Pearl, and his whereabouts are still unknown. Sebin hopes to help clear their hero’s name and restore honor to the clan.
Nothing goes according to plan, however. As soon as Sebin arrives for orientation, they are met by a special investigator named Yi and Yi’s assistant, a girl named Min. Yi informs Sebin that they must immediately report to the ship Haetae and await further instructions. Sebin finds this highly unusual, but soon all protocol is forgotten when there’s an explosion on the ship, the crew is knocked out, and the communication system goes down. It’s up to Sebin, three other cadets, and Yi and Min to determine who is sabotaging the battle cruiser. When Sebin is suddenly accused of collaborating with the enemy, the cadet realizes that Min is the most dangerous foe of all…
Yoon Ha Lee brilliantly turns the tables on DRAGON PEARL in another unputdownable sci-fi adventure about what honor really means.
(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)
In general, I could read about a million more space middle grade books! So Dragon Pearl and Tiger Honor just make my heart so happy! Tiger Honor is an action packed space adventure that examines difficult questions of loyalty. It begins with action, thrown headfirst into the crossfire, and forces Sebin to unravel this web of lies and conspiracy. Tiger Honor explores what happens when we find out we don’t know someone at all. At the end of the day, which loyalties will trump all? Which ones will end up saving the day?
Loyalty without questions ends up becoming obedience. Sebin must figure out how to fight for what’s right when it’s hard, when it may go against everything you’ve ever known. When the people we love, the person we want to be, cannot live up to our dreams and expectations. Tiger Honor is a book I sped through to figure out what happens. I needed to know where Sebin would end up. But it’s also a book with themes of loyalty which kept me complete absorbed.
About Yoon Ha Lee:
Yoon Ha Lee (yoonhalee.com) is the New York Times best-selling author of Dragon Pearl, a companion to this book and winner of the Locus Award and the Mythopoeic Award. He has also published several books for adults, including a standalone fantasy entitled Phoenix Extravagant, and the Machineries of Empire space opera trilogy: Ninefox Gambit, Raven Strategem, and Revenant Gun. Yoon draws inspiration from a variety of sources, e.g. Korean history and mythology, fairy tales, higher mathematics, classic moral dilemmas, and genre fiction. His website can be found at yoonhalee.com and his Twitter handle is @deuceofgears.
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