Dirk & Steele Novels
|Book 1: Tiger Eye
Book 2: Shadow Touch
Book 3: The Red Heart of Jade
Book 4: Dark Dreamers
Book 5: Eye of Heaven
Book 6: Soul Song
Book 7: The Last Twilight
Book 8: The Wild Road
Book 9: The Fire King
Book 10: In the Dark of Dreams
MARJORIE M. LIU
ISBN # 0-505-52626-3
Dorchester Publishing Co., Inc.
200 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Mass Market Paperback
Rating: 5 Cups
Dela Reese is an artist who special talents that are not easily discernible upon first
glance. While on a visit to China, she follows her senses and ends up purchasing an old
riddle box that has seen a lot of history. What happens when she opens the box
Hari is a tiger shapeshifter who has been imprisoned inside an ancient riddle box for
over two thousand years. Cursed to the box by an evil Magi, Hari must do the bidding of
whomever owns the box at the time. When Dela releases him from the box, he finds the
world is a much different place than it was the last time he was summoned. He does not
know what to make of Dela, who is completely different from anyone who has ever
summoned him before.
Dela and Hari are wonderful characters with complex personalities. They fit together
very well and the sensual tension between them is almost palpable. The love scenes
are so exquisitely intimate in an emotional sense, they sizzle and pop with a life of their
own. The supporting characters are absolutely fascinating and add a sense of balance
and completeness to the story.
The setting is nicely described and very befitting to the story. The plot is totally intriguing
and filled with twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat.
This is the first book I have read by Ms. Liu, but it will not be the last. I absolutely adored
this story and hope she writes many, many more. I highly recommend this book to
anyone who enjoys stories the paranormal, especially those that include shapeshifters.
Tiger Eye is a fabulous book that is most definitely a keeper!
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance