99th out of 147 books — 67 voters
Sword-Born (Tiger and Del #5)
It has been three years since Southron sword-dancer Tiger and Northern sword-singer Del's first fateful meeting. Now these mismatched companions have become true partners: their alliance forged by blood, magic, danger, adventure...and something more.Exiled from both the North and the South, the two have set sail to search for Tiger's homeland. But no journey is ever withou...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by DAW
(first published 1998)
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This is my least favorite book in the Tiger and Del series. I liked the beginning with the pirates and that Tiger and Del didn’t spend the whole book bickering for a change. However, the middle of the book dragged and the end had too much nonsensical mystical BS for me. I am so ready for this series to end.
Continuing my re-reading of the series in 2013 to get to the new novel, I found this one still fun, but quite wordy. It just needed to be edited down a bit, many sections were very repetitive, especially the debates about gender equality although I'm all for the spirit of them, and there wasn't much action. I don't want to change my initial rating to a three star, but if I were to rate it now I might, it's on the cusp.
I do enjoy reading about Del and Tiger. I think though this series lost its excitement and adventure towards these last two books. What did keep me interested was the conversations between Del and Tiger, that kept me entertained and kept me laughing.
The Sword-Dancer series never impressed me as much as the Chronicles of the Cheysuli. It just doesn't seem to have the same depth or social relevance. But the Sword-Dancer books are solid fantasy with talking, uppity swords, so it's all good!
Jul 06, 2011 Robyn - The Sidekick rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Fantasy fans
Recommended to Robyn by: My dad
Another captivating story from the Tales of Tiger and Del. It kept me hooked from the instant I opened the cover and kept me wanting to know what happened until the last page.
Jennifer Mitchell Roberson O'Green is an author of fantasy and historical literature. Roberson has lived in Arizona since 1957. She grew up in Phoenix, but in 1999 relocated to Flagstaff. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Northern Arizona University. Roberson had spent her final semester in England at the University of London. This enabled her to do indepth research at castles...moreMore about Jennifer Roberson...