Author: Colleen Houck
Source: Publisher ARC
Release Day: September 4th, 2012
Summary: (Goodreads) With three of the goddess Durga's quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger's curse. But the trio's greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. It's a race against time--and the evil sorcerer Lokesh--in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the bestselling "Tiger's Curse" series, which pits good against evil, tests the bonds of love and loyalty, and finally reveals the tigers' true destinies once and for all. A smart phone tag code on the back cover links readers to the series website.
Review: This is the fourth book in the series, bringing the end of the journey with it. At first, it was a tad difficult to get into, but a few pages, the adventure truly peaks and things unimaginable happen. This is a good book with which to end this series! My ARC did not contain the ending, so I cannot base on it on whether I am happy with it completely, but you can bet that I will be picking this up as soon as it is released!
The plot moves at a good pace in this book, but the emotional side of the characters is explored a little more than in the previous ones. There are a couple very unbelievable twists which readers may or may not have expected, but overall the characters show some growth in getting past their personal obstacles.
Kelsey is probably the one that grows the most during this story, because she ends up being in a position stronger than that of the brothers. This isn't as much her struggle between them, as much as it really is about breaking the curse and fulfilling her destiny in fighting Lokesh. The instances where she saves instead of is saved grow and are an indication of the changes Kelsey goes through.
Lots of action with wonderful writing create a story that is as believable as this exotic fantasy can ever be. The new characters definitely add another supernatural element. New foes lead up to the bigger one and this book handles the final war very well. The battle scenes were epic! Those who love this series will definitely have something amazing to look forward to in this final book.
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