Urban Fantasy Review & Contest: WHITE TIGER, by Kylie Chan


Everybody’s looking for a new urban fantasy spin these days, so I was excited to see this new trilogy start up (well, new to the U.S., although I think it’s been out in Australia for a while)—full of dragons and demons and martial arts, set in Hong Kong. The first book in the Dark Heavens series by Kylie Chan is White Tiger, which comes out this week. Next month will come Red Phoenix, and then in October will be the final book, Blue Dragon. Kind of cool not to have to wait six months or a year between books.

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THE OFFICIAL BLURB: A young woman accepts a position as nanny to the young daughter of a handsome, wealthy, and mysterious Chinese businessman—only to discover her new employer is really a god…and every foul demon in creation is out to destroy him! With a premise like that, fantasy aficionados and die-hard action lovers alike will no doubt be expecting something exceptional—and Australian author Kylie Chan delivers big time! White Tiger is the first book in Chan’s trilogy that blends magic, martial arts, and urban fantasy with a healthy dollop of paranormal romance thrown in to sweeten the pot.
MY THOUGHTS: I ended up really, really liking White Tiger and am looking forward to the sequel. This despite an early problem with the heroine Emma, who’s a 28-year-old Australian working in Hong Kong as an English teacher. She’s a tough nut to warm up to, but the thing I chafed over was the fact that she’s been working (and half-crushing) on the sexy single father for a while and until he offers her a full-time job it never occurs to her to wonder why he comes home from “work” carrying a sword? I dunno, seems like I’d wonder about that on day…one, maybe.
            Still, moving past that little niggly thing, this is a great story with a different set of mythologies, an unusual setting, and a not-so-kickass, not-so-sexy heroine who turns out to be way more than anyone expects. Chan’s writing is sharp and authoritative, and before too long I’m kinda crushing on John Chen as well. It’s two-thirds urban fantasy and one-third romance, so a nice blend of the two genres. All in all, a good start to a new trilogy without a long wait for the second and third books.
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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban and paranormal fantasy and romantic suspense, currently living in Auburn, Alabama. Author of the Sentinels of New Orleans series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, and Belle Chasse (Nov 2016). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the upcoming Wilds of the Bayou series (Book 1, Wild Man's Curse) releases April 2016).

18 thoughts on “Urban Fantasy Review & Contest: WHITE TIGER, by Kylie Chan

  1. Oh, this one? It’s coming out next week? Yesyesyes! I’ve been looking forward to it—and yes, I’d like to enter my name in the draw. 🙂

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  2. LOL, yes, Teri–BUT you notice that he has a sword, at least. If he’d been coming home with that big old thing dangling out of his hands for a year and you hadn’t noticed it…well, his ego might be hurt 🙂

  3. OMG, Suzanne! I literally just posted a review about White Tiger saying how I loved it 🙂 I need to get my hands on the next two books – it’s just too cool for school
    Entering because I need to pass the love, and the arc was from Netgalley.
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  4. Magic, martial arts and demons.

    Certainly a new mix for me and I would like to give it a try.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. Oh no, now I need to add another author to my buy list. My to be read pile just gets bigger & bigger. This does sound interesting. Thanks for the review.

  6. I would like to read this book and the setting is one I haven’t read in a while.

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