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White Tiger: Dark Heavens Book One
     

White Tiger: Dark Heavens Book One

4.4 45
by Kylie Chan
 

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“Packed with Chinese mythology, kick-ass action, and sexual tension….A smart, entertaining read.”
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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

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“Packed with Chinese mythology, kick-ass action, and sexual tension….A smart, entertaining read.”
Australian Specific

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 breathtaking trilogy that ingeniously blends magic, martial arts, and urban fantasy with a healthy dollop of paranormal romance thrown in to sweeten the pot. Fans of Hong Kong kung fu movies and the novels of Lilith Saintcrow, Liz Williams, Karen Chance, Devon Monk, and Ilona Andrews will flip over White Tiger, Kylie Chan’s remarkable non-stop martial arts supernatural adventure love story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062096180
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/30/2011
Series:
Dark Heavens Trilogy , #1
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
68,783
File size:
720 KB

Meet the Author

Kylie Chan is the bestselling author of the Dark Heavens and Journey to Wudang trilogies. She married a Hong Kong national in a traditional Chinese wedding ceremony and lived in Hong Kong for many years. She now lives in Queensland, Australia, with her two children.

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White Tiger 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
Wow I have never heard anything about the mythology of China. Just a little bits here and there. It was confusing for me to get it straight but sounds like others do to or they mean different things in different regions and different names. I enjoyed reading about them. Emma is a kindergarden teacher in Hong Kong from down under. Emma has one private student she teaches english to Simone. Simone father is Mr. Chen a rich powerful man. The owner of the school Miss Kwok wants Emma to spy on Mr. Chen. Emma resigns and is offered full time nannie position, which is a livein job for 5000 US dollars a month. Emma wants to know what his work is and is it legal. She is told that it is and after you have been here awhile he will tell her. Simone is a 4 yr old girl, who is charming and loving. Who is excited to have Emma full time nannie. Emma has different lessons she is learning,piano, violin,horseback riding, english, martial arts and demon fighting. Leo is called a black Lion he is over 6 foot a big black body gaurd. He will protect Simone with his life he feels quilty he could not save Simone mother life. Mr. Chen you learn about him the whole book a little at a time. He is a shen. He is a general lived on the mountain thats not on this plain. Till he got Married and stayed humane to take care and protect Simone. He is part turtle and snake. He is dark Lord. Because he cant go to the mountain he is getting weaker and weaker thinks he has two more years left before he will have to leave this plain and has no idea how long it will be before he is strong enough to come back to earth. He is god of martial arts infact he invented most of them. Emma fits right in as the nannie but it is driving her crazy not to know who or what John does. Who are the badguys. Why are they trying to kidnap Simmone. About 6 months after she is fulltime she learns the main secrets. She asks to learn martial arts to help protect Simone and herself. She is falling in love with John but can never be with him without killing herself. The story draws you into the world of Chinese gods. They come and visit John and to be trained by him. It feels real and natural how the story unfolds it goes in great detail of life everyday and training of martial arts and demon fighting. It has a lot of love between the characters, family bonds, friends bonds and even romantic love. It has a lot of demon fighting and killing. Rich lifestyle, full of mythology of China. Its a nice size book of 528 pages. Their are two more books in this series cant wait to read them. Would recommend this book. I was given this ebook in exchange of honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Using a variety of Asian cultural and mythological elements in her story, Kylie Chan delivered a well written novel with enough plot elements to easily hold my interest. Surprisingly, my suspension of disbelief was tested not with the supernatural abilities of the gods and demons, but in Emma's incredible progression in the martial arts and her almost "god-like" abilities by the end of this first book. I get the feeling we will learn how her abilities manifested(ex. manipulating chi to destroy demons)in the next book. Finally, I liked the pace of the novel(lots of action in the latter half of the book)and how Emma and John's characters showed growth. I will definitely be reading the rest of the series.
CuRua More than 1 year ago
This book, and the series of which it is a part, was amazing. The world building was riveting, and a great window for the western world to get a taste of Eastern culture, all dressed up in a totally engrossing story that I literally could not put down. (stayed up til past dawn to finish it, didn't even notice the time until I heard the birds start chirping.) the descriptions of medern Hong-Kong were so real I feel as if I've seen the city, and were artfully blended with the fantasy storyline to make a unique and very enjoyable tale. This book is also atypical in it's treatment of the characters' personal philosophies and attitudes, while at the same time making those diffences in thought and behavior seem natural and unexceptional. Ms. Chan has done an outstanding job of story telling and I can't wait for the next series to be completed and the third one released.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had a very interesting plot, which kept my interest, in spite of being an extremely silly book (and I don't mean funny). The heroine, Emma, was an unbelievable character in many ways. She asked questions that would have gotten her fired from any real job. The hero, the God, was so unbelievable as to set my teeth on edge. His attraction and then love for Emma, just didn't seem real to me. I felt that a real God would have more sense about what he planned and how he managed things. The scenes in Hong Kong were really interesting and that, too, kept me reading. However, I was really annoyed when the book just ended abruptly. I find that this is becoming a trick of authors to get you to buy more books when they can stretch one book into several. Although, I am interested in how things turn out for Emma and Simone, without the God and Leo around, I don't think I'll bother getting the next book in the series. Also, I felt the title "White Tiger" was deceptive as the white tiger was a secondary character in the book. It probably should have been named "Brown Turtle" or "Split Personality"
breezembhm More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book and series. Love the strong women characters! Hard to put down. Can't wait for the next 3 books!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this because it was on sale and didn't mind paying the 99 cents. At first, I found the writing to be rather flat and repetitive. At times, Kylie Chan's descriptions of her character's interactions baffled me because they did not explain enough of what had happened. The dialogue frustrated as well because it felt stilted. I got to the point in which I wanted to just get the book finished and move on to a new series. As I got further into the book and into the romance and difficulties of the main character and her love interest, I became more drawn in. I still felt irritated from the repetitive nature of the writing, the dialogue, and the vague descriptions, but I did change my mind about moving to a new series and will read the rest of this one. Overall, the mythology is great and the characters grow on you, but some small writing issues can distract you from the storyline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall writing was good. One very annoying thing was that the narrative would change to something entirely different with no separation. Also the story seemed to be drug out and Xuan and Emma would have the same discussions over and over.
niah More than 1 year ago
It was alright not as good as I thought it would be
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JenLS More than 1 year ago
Excellent!  Couldn't put it down.  Went out and bought the next 5. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series. Can't wait for the last trilogy to come out.
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Read it three times in the last year!
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since i am sure most of y'all are getting as burnt out on "western" themed supernatural creatures it was quite refreshing to finally find something with an "eastern" theme. after reading this first book i immediately went and ordered the second and am eagerly awaiting the third which will be arriving next month.
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