When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain (EBook, 2020, Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom) 4 stars

The cleric Chih finds themself and their companions at the mercy of a band of …

The tale of a tiger and her human lover, as told by humans as well as tigers

4 stars

In this East-Asian influenced world, be wary if you meet three tigers, they might ask you to tell them a tale, and if you tell it badly, they'll eat you.

Nghi Vo keeps embellishing her world where tigers and foxes can turn into humans, to court them, marry them, or more prosaically to eat them. The same tale is told from two points of view, with two different sets of values, and makes us ask ourselves what we miss when we hear only one side of a story.

I like the short format of these novellas, the worldbuilding happens during the story and there's no infodump or long intro.