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Tiger Moon Hardcover – November 1, 2008
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The journey weaves together the lives and adventures of people as diverse as India itself. Wealthy merchant, Ahmed Mudhi, discovered a young girl named Safia dreaming under a date palm. As his gorgeous black horses pranced nearby and his men hurried to do his bidding, Ahmed Mudhi decided that she was the most beautiful woman he had ever laid eyes on. And though he had many other wives he would not be satisfied until he negotiated a marriage with the innocent virgin for that same evening. Her family had no money, and were not of the same religion. Money resolved all of these obstacles, and her family was left prosperous.
Safia's terrible journey to become one of the many wives of a Rajah had begun. She knew her death was imminent because she was not a virgin. She tried to escape many times. Each time that she was captured her fear for her life was renewed. But circumstances conspired to allow her many days before the marriage was consummated.
During this time she told a story of magical and fascinating proportions to the young eunuch who tended the wives at the palace.
This story begins with Farhad, who abandoned as a child was relegated to the life of beggar and thief surviving on the fringes of society. He is cast into the role of hero. Feeling totally incompetent and given nothing but riddles to unravel, Farhad unwillingly begins this quest. Nitish is a sacred white tiger with magical abilities to fly.Read more ›
At the center of Raka's story is a most unlikely hero, Farhad Kamal, a thief, trickster and con man who finds himself the unexpected target of Krishna, the Hindu god of love. Krishna's beautiful daughter has been spirited away by a powerful demon who has fallen in love with her. Krishna gives the young man one cycle of the moon to find and rescue his beloved daughter before she dies at the hands of the demon king. If he does, he will be reincarnated in his next life as something wonderful and powerful. If not, he'd better get used to the idea of life as "something low and disgusting."
Farhad has no idea how he will reach the captive princess, or whether he even wants to work that hard. When he teams up with a sacred white tiger, however, himself the subject of a cryptic prophecy, Farhad begins to imagine that fulfilling Krishna's orders might really be possible, despite near-insurmountable obstacles of immense distance, no money, monsoon rains, and dangers around every corner.
Among the most dangerous threats to Farhad and Nitish, the white tiger, is a nebulous figure who appears to be of European origin. Like Farhad, he seeks the immensely valuable but deadly bloodstone, a huge rare gem.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Summer reading assignment. Was not a great choice. We went with a different book.Published 11 months ago by Bobbie Palmer
The premise of this novel seemed interesting. However, I was curious about Nitish. I wondered if the author only used a cat for a sarcastic character. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Debra Tucker
This book was great. I felt as if I were in India myself experiencing it. Loved how the author describes the smells and feel of different scenes.Published on March 5, 2013 by christina
This is one of the best YA books I've read in a long time. The setting, characters, and writing are all beautiful and very vivid. I was kind of sad when the story ended... Read morePublished on September 1, 2010 by La Coccinelle
This book is okay, but I would not recommend it for those who are younger than 11. It has some violence,and death. Read morePublished on October 26, 2009