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The Novels of Tiger and Del, Volume I

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He was Tiger, born of the desert winds, raised as a slave and winning his freedom by weaving a special kind of magic with a warrior's skill. She was Del, born of ice and storm, trained by the greatest of Northern sword masters. Together, they discover a kinship and friendship that grows to love while facing dangers of both sword and sorcery.
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Overview


He was Tiger, born of the desert winds, raised as a slave and winning his freedom by weaving a special kind of magic with a warrior's skill. She was Del, born of ice and storm, trained by the greatest of Northern sword masters. Together, they discover a kinship and friendship that grows to love while facing dangers of both sword and sorcery.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756403195
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/7/2006
  • Series: Sword-Dancer Series
  • Edition description: Omnibus
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 370,785
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Jennifer Roberson is the author of the Sword-Dancer Saga and the Chronicles of the Cheysuli, and collaborated with Melanie Rawn and Kate Elliott on the historical fantasy The Golden Key, a finalist for the World Fantasy Award. She has also published three historical novels, and several in other genres. An exhibitor and breeder of Cardigan Welsh Corgis, she lives on acreage in Northern Arizona with eight dogs and two cats. She is currently working on the third Karavans novel.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    I read this six book series years ago and still find it one of t

    I read this six book series years ago and still find it one of the most engaging tales I've come across.

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  • Posted October 15, 2008

    If you like lots of dialogue, this is the book for you.

    I'll keep the synopsis short: Sandtiger ("Tiger" to his friends), is a "sword-dancer", that is, a professional swordsman, who makes his living against other swordsmen in the circle, for fun, money, or to the death. He's engaged by a northern woman, Del, herself a sword-dancer, to guide her across the desert, on an errand she only knows. Both characters have pasts that they are ashamed to reveal, but continue to mark their lives in various ways, and the book(s) is the story of their journeys together and how they both come to grips with their histories and with each other.<BR/><BR/>The plot is pretty good. But oh, the dialogue! These people talk. A lot. Something happens to the main characters, and they have spend two pages talking about how it affects them. Then they have spend two or three more pages talking about their past, and how it relates to what just happened. Then they spend a page or two talking about each other. They move on, go somewhere else, next plot point, rinse and repeat. If the narrator (Tiger) doesn't have anyone else to talk to, he talks to himself. This book is one part plot, and ten parts of character discussion. And it's repetitive dialogue, rarely is anything insightful or new discussed, it's just the same things with slight variations, hashed out over and over again. I find myself often skimming pages at a time of dialogue, trying to get to a point where someone finally shuts up and does something to advance the plot, knowing that if I miss anything, they'll just repeat it again later. And even then, they'll often talk while in the midst of fighting for their lives.<BR/><BR/>There's a good story in here, but the sheer wordiness of the telling is punishing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2008

    Good, but there's better

    Very indepth characters, at least the main charcters and their main antagonist per book. It's written from first person perspective. Usually I don't read those type of books however, this was thoroughly enjoyable. There's action, romance, history, sadness, magic, and suspence. I liked the way that Sword-Singer ended but then I hated it. Read it for yourself to find out what I mean. By the way if you are one of those people who read a few chapters in the begining and the end then don't pick this book up because you need the entire story to understand the book.

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