Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton.
Paperback, 543 pages.
Release date: November 1st 2011.
Rating: 4 out of 5.
Series: The Tiger Saga #3.
Other books in series: Tiger's Curse, Tiger's Quest.
Source: Received from publisher for review.
Reviewed by: Jen
The third book in the gripping Tiger's Curse series!
With the head-to-head battle against the villainous Lokesh behind her, Kelsey confronts a new heartbreak: in the wake of his traumatic experience, her beloved Ren no longer remembers who she is. As the trio continues their quest by challenging five cunning and duplicitous dragons, Ren and Kishan once more vie for her affections--leaving Kelsey more confused than ever.
Fraught with danger, filled with magic, and packed with romance, TIger's Voyage brings Kelsey and her two tiger princes one step closer to breaking the curse.
Please Note: There may be spoilers for previous books in the Tiger Saga series in this review.
Colleen Houck’s Tigers’ Voyage is the third installment in her Tiger’s Curse series. Like the first two books before it Tiger’s Voyage is filled with romance and adventure interwoven with mythology and folklore. Kelsey once again risks everything to help Ren and Kishan break the curse as her quests become more dangerous and the stakes much higher.
As the story begins Ren still is unable to remember Kelsey and the feelings he once had for her. Although confused and heartbroken Kelsey is determined to continue on her quest to break the curse that has left Ren and Kishan living as tigers for the majority of their lives. The next adventure facing the group is to recover Druga’s pearl necklace. In order to find the necklace Kelsey and the brothers must find five Chinese dragons who will instruct them in how to recover the necklace. Each encounter is its own adventure encompassing death-defying risks. By far Tiger’s Voyage is the most thrilling of the series as the characters face endless challenges in order to recover Druga’s necklace. The incorporation of Chinese folklore also enhances the story’s mythology, which is one of my favorite aspects of this series.
The love triangle becomes more complicated in Tiger’s Voyage as Ren initially has no memory of Kelsey. While Kelsey still feels passionately about Ren she begins to consider the idea that Kishan may in fact be the better choice. Kishan’s love is steady and uncomplicated, even if the sparks are not as hot. One problem I had with this story was the idea that Ren would lose his memory and have no feelings towards Kelsey. In the first book he was immediately drawn to her and knew that there was something there. Although he does not remember her wouldn’t he again have those same feelings? Also, I have a feeling that this series will end with Kishan’s heart being torn apart. Kelsey will never be able to fully love Kishan as her feelings for Ren are still raging.
I did enjoy Tiger’s Voyage although again I felt as if some of the scenes could have been edited down. The quests dragged on and Kelsey’s anguish over which brother to choose took up much of the story. Yet, the vivid writing and endearing characters make Tiger’s Voyage a story you find yourself unable to put down.