Thursday, July 12, 2012
The White Tyger - Paul Park
In this book, Miranda surrenders to the soldiers of her enemy, the Baroness Nicola Ceausescu, and is brought to Bucharest, where the Baroness hopes to turn the people against Miranda, so that she can assume the throne instead.
Sounds pretty straightforward, right? The world of this story is incredibly complex. I’ll admit, at this point, I’m reading it mostly because I really need to see what the heck the author’s going to throw in next. Miranda isn’t actually a particularly sympathetic heroine, but his villain is great. Recasting a communist dictator as a woman with global ambitions was a great choice. I will keep reading, because this series is great spectacle.