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This novel is an episodic genre mash up that incorporates elements of dark urban fantasy and military fiction.
NDT balances its detailed character studies with dazzling action and adventure. If you're searching for something uncommon, this is the novel for you!


Ashrinn Pinecroft has spent a lifetime trying to forget his mixed family’s expulsion from his native Iran, so much...more
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Published August 1st 2012 by Hard Limits Press
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No Deadly Thing by Tiger Gray is the author’s debut novel and the second book in the Twisted Tree series published by Hard Limits Press. The story is set in the American Pacific Northwest and the author fuses the tenets of good and evil of the ancient Zoroastrian religion and philosophy with the theme of environmental contamination to write an elaborate urban fantasy tale that also interweaves strong elements of action/adventure and mystery. The writing is refined and textured and well serves th...more
Chelsea
No Deadly Thing is a thrilling take on urban fantasy. The characters are easy to like, or at least become attached to, and the plot itself is well rounded and well researched. Things start out with what seems to be your standard discovery-of-powers, then quickly devolve into urban warfare with mundane humanity caught in the middle. Romance is present, but secondary to a story that pulls no punches whatsoever.

The only issue I had was a sort of glossing over of certain plot stages. Events would be...more
KME
Tiger Gray is not afraid to let you see the damage.

The story, while being an overarching epic, is primarily driven by its characters, all of whom are self-aware and influenced by their own histories. Histories which can be ugly, and painful. Everyone has made decisions they regret. Everyone has something to hide. Everyone hopes that they’re doing the right thing. I like that I can see the characters struggling to be better than they are, fighting their own fears, fighting their own shame, their...more
Nick
Recently, I’ve been on an indie author binge. After winning a free copy of a book a while back, I decided to give more indies a chance. Typically, the results have been very mixed. Either really good, or horribly bad. I find it fitting that the latest indie I have come across has managed to tick both sides of the spectrum with resounding force, though the bad isn’t quite the BAD I’ve read elsewhere.

No Deadly Thing is a fantasy novel that incorporates religious themes and tones to create a unique...more
Monica Pierce
3.5 stars/A Writer to Watch

No Deadly Thing is a unique urban fantasy that brings Middle Eastern mythology, an exploration of m/m sexuality, and a military element to the genre.

WHAT I LOVED:
• Sharp dialogue that immediately conveyed the voices and frank military camaraderie of the main characters Ashrinn and Malkai. The everyman lingo snaps and I laughed outright more than once at their repartee. It’s clear that Tiger Gray knows these characters inside and out.

Ex. “Oh, excuse me for having thoug...more
Katrina Knittle
Goodreads win. Will read and review once received.

This was a wonderful read and a quick read. The style of writing just grabbeds a hold of you and makes you fly through the pages. The characters in this book are well thought out and all interesting. The book is fill with adventure, magic, action, and ,mystery. I really loved this book and would definitely recommned to other readers.
S.B. Stewart-Laing
The novel was a quick read-- the prose style is taut and flows quickly, and the characters are intimately drawn. It weaves together action, magic, and mystery with the subtle inner conflicts of the characters. The mythology and religion which underpins the action is handled with nuance and detail which speaks to a high level of research, and the reader is allowed a window into the main character's cultural experience. Highly recommended for those who like their action-adventure taken up a level...more
Kaite
I won a free copy from the Goodreads First Reads Giveaway Program and think that it interesting. I would recommend it to everyone.
Fangs for the Fantasy
There is just too much of this book to summarise – Ashrinn, an ex-special forces soldier returns, injured from Iraq and discovers a whole new magical world, powers he never imagined, his own personal connection to the divine and, above all, a purpose. A purpose to save not just his home, not even just the magical community – but the entire world. And in the process find his own personal family life shook to the core.

That is such a brief and pared down summary of the vastness that happens in this...more
Candice Bundy
This is a unique urban fantasy book with strong military avataristic components in the form of modern day Paladins who safeguard against those who would use magic for ill. I enjoyed the author's strong creative skills and well-honed writing style, painting a lush and vivid world. This universe lacks tired tropes and instead shows us new takes on the old which are very inventive. It's filled with a great deal of action and a colorful cast of characters, which usually keeps me engaged.

Although I w...more
Michael Dally
I read this book after winning it in a Goodreads giveaway. Though I felt the book had an interesting concept, it didn't really feel like it came together. Seemed like the author kind of threw a lot of things on the wall to see what stuck, but most of it didn't. My biggest gripe though was large chunks of time were passed over leaving me feeling pretty disoriented and pulling me away from the story. Though the author tries to fill you in, going from calmness into major action, back to somewhat ca...more
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Tiger Gray writes serious and seriously twisted LGBT speculative fiction. Often Tiger's stories include complex treatments of intersectionality and incorporate the experience of being Othered. The extremes of human behavior and questions about morality often play in to Tiger's tales.

Tiger also co-owns Hard Limits Press, a company focused on multicultural novels not for the nervous. If you're yearn...more
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