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Tiger's Dream

(Tiger's Curse #5)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  4,003 ratings  ·  518 reviews
A tiger left behind.

A goddess in need of an ally.

Stranded in a time and place he never wished for, Kishan Rajaram must carry out his destiny of assisting the beautiful yet extremely irritable goddess Durga. This daunting task is not made easy by the fact that he must also face the truth about the girl he loves and the brother who stole her away.

When the wily shaman Phet ap
ebook, 806 pages
Published March 20th 2018
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Blaze Last year, a novella of the series, Tiger's Promise, came out. But in my opinion, I'd rather wait for an amazing book than have a rushed, disappointin…moreLast year, a novella of the series, Tiger's Promise, came out. But in my opinion, I'd rather wait for an amazing book than have a rushed, disappointing book to end the series. It takes a lot to write a story, let alone a book, and there's often more to it than you think. I understand the thrill of wanting it out, I really do, but we all have to try and be patient, haha!(less)
Rebecca Yes this is the last book in the series. well, it is a real book to say the least. They give you a sneak peek of tiger's dream in the Tiger's Promise.…moreYes this is the last book in the series. well, it is a real book to say the least. They give you a sneak peek of tiger's dream in the Tiger's Promise. Not actually in the content of the book, but the sneak peek is featured in the copy of Tiger's promise which you can download here http://tuebl.ca/books/84040(less)

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Kat (Lost in Neverland)
Sep 08, 2011 marked it as maybe-read
Holy tiger! The name for the last book is here! I knew what the fourth one would be 'Tiger's Destiny' and I made a game trying to guess the last name for the fifth one. I guessed 'Tiger's Battle, Tiger's Love, Tiger's Life' and so on. Well, I guessed wrong! Tiger's Dream is better than all my guessed names.

UPDATE: I just finished reading 'Tiger's Destiny' and am wondering how in the hell Colleen is making a fifth book to this series. Seriously, everything is wrapped up in the fourth book. How c
Booknut 101
Jul 03, 2012 marked it as to-read

How authors must feel when they post up vague release dates:

Oct 04, 2012 marked it as to-read
Ok, I'm not sure what this will be about, because the fourth book had a definite series ending feel. All loose ends tied up. Happy ending for everyone. So here are my thoughts for what the 5th book might be:

1) A telling of the story from Ren's perspective. This would be cool, because I LOVED the part of Midnight Sun that Stephanie Meyer wrote. I read the Twilight series because of Edward (I ended up not particularly liking Bella and HATED Jacob). So this would be cool. His dream came true...Tige
Oct 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really wish people would read the fourth book before posting reviews on the fifth. All this nonsense about 'IT BETTER BE REN' could be completely avoided if readers would simply learn to not jump the gun.

That being said, I'm very intrigued as to what this book could be about. Tiger's Destiny ended on such a fabulous note that I can't imagine why in the world another addition would be needed. BUT!! It is an opportunity (wishful thinking or not) to read more about Ren and Kelsey. Ergo, I am on b
Colleen Houck
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Since I wrote this one, I won't review it except to say I have never, ever cried while writing a book like I did with this one. It's an emotional roller-coaster from beginning to end. ...more
Mar 02, 2012 marked it as to-read
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Nov 04, 2012 marked it as to-read
Remember in the second book when Kishan and Kelsey sleep in the Grove of Dreams, and Kishan has the vision of himself seeing Kelsey and the baby?
(That means Kishan does meet them again.)

Then later, in the fourth book, in the epilogue, Kelsey and Ren read the letter from Kishan, and towards the end of the letter he writes, 'I have glimpsed what is to come. Forgive my interference, but it was something I needed to do' then he writes, 'Perhaps in another time and another place we will meet again.'

 ♥ Rebecca ♥
This book was so hard to read. It was absolute perfection and absolutely unnecessary at the same time. 😂

I always loved Kishan and his happiness was so important to me that I could only read this in fits and starts. While reading the series I was never really sure what I wanted to happen. Kelsey was never quite good enough for Kishan. She didn't love him properly, always thinking of his brother while they were together which really rubbed me the wrong way. But I wanted Kishan to be happy and he l
Ave Binks
Mar 11, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I'm almost too excited to read Tiger's Dream!!!! I'm just afraid that with Tiger's Destiny having such a semi-Happy Ending that this one might not, T~T I hope it ends well I LOVE a HEA ;)
If not, than I'm gonna consider this (book 4) the ending of the series :)
(Kinda like for people who didn't want to continue the Mortal Instruments books after the 3rd one, you could feasibly end it there and be perfectly happy. I couldn't, but others could lol)
Edit:After reading Tiger's Destiny, I think/hope th
Nov 05, 2011 marked it as to-read
They best come out a month apart, or I will not be so happy!:)
Does anyone know anything about this book release date?? After you read book four you will know what I am talking about:D
Chaya H
Apr 22, 2012 marked it as to-read
It better be ren. sometimes an author wants to surprise the reader so they give them something they don't expect and then the reader gets surprised but they also get disappointed and they finish the book with a bad feeling and it would have been an awesome book but it had a horrible ending. so advice to the author: it's ok if the reader expected the ending just as long as they end off with a good feeling and are happy. A good romance makes me happy. I will NOT be happy if kelsy ends up with kish ...more
Nov 22, 2011 marked it as to-read
Dang it! she better pick Ren get married and have little tiger babies. LOL!
Feb 09, 2013 marked it as to-read
I just finished tigers destiny. AMAZING!!!!! It was so good!!!! But WHYYYYYYYYYY Colleen!?!?! WHYYYYY do you have to make my wonderful Kishan stay behind in the past with Durga!? I mean don't get me wrong, i love Ren, but i want Kishan too! Just make him come back and leave Durga! (i dont like her!!! She can go AWAY FOREVER!!!!! Sorry to everyone else :p) BUT, Tigers Destiny was freaking AWESOMEEEE!!!!! Loved it! :)it was so amazing i cried for the characters during the sorrowful moments! Cant w ...more
Wow, nearly a 6 year gap between the releases of books 4 and 5, I'd actually given up hope of this book ever being released! To be honest it's been SUCH a long time I've pretty much forgotten everything about the series so I hope the author has included a recap or I'm going to be totally lost LOL. ...more
Dec 17, 2011 marked it as to-read
don't understand how there can be another novel after reading the fourth book. Whats there to write about, the fourth should have been the last :S

As I did with Voyage, I will post interesting Tiger's related stuff for you guyes.

*1st Book Cover Thoughts for Tiger's Dream

So what do we think will be on the cover of the next book? Will it be a prequel told from Ren and Kishan's point of view - will it be told from before they we
Sep 16, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just finished reading this book. After years of waiting I didn’t know what to expect. Even thought the beginning of the book was so full of unnecessary drama and Kishan whining over Kelsey, I must say the end of the saga was perfect and better than I was expecting.

I’m giving it three stars because the whole Kelsey, Kishan and Ana drama. I felt it was too much at one point, and I was reaching my limit but the end was so full of love, understanding, that filled my heart with warmth and I must s
Nov 13, 2011 marked it as to-read
I don't even want to think about this series ending, ♥ ...more
Feb 09, 2013 marked it as to-read

I swear is this is the book on Kelsey's pregnancy I'm going to beat someone.
Why is Houck dragging this into a 5th book? What else could possibly happen? Oh God. Please, no time travel. It makes me so mad. Authors do it to fix things they didn't like in the previous book. This series should have ended with the first book. Like, HELLO! SHE GOT MARRIED! HOUCK CLEAED EVERYTHING UP AND TIED UP ALL THE LOSE ENDS!

I just don't understand. I'm still going to get it of course, no mat
These Violent Delights (Robin)
Come on book cover!!!! Waiting patiently here (or maybe impatiently) I am soo excited!!!

November 24 2012

when is the release date?!?! I am tearing my hair out because of this! I'm gonna lose it...


Can this book just be out already!? Ugh, the wait is killing me!

As of June 2nd 2015

Is this book even real? Like is this just a joke to get all us Tiger Saga enthusiasts excited for no reason?

It's been years of this book being announced. C'mon!!!!


As of March 23rd 2017

Updated 1/19/2019:
Tiger’s Dream is not what I expected but still worth the read. Stranded in a time and place he never wanted, Kishan must carry out his destiny by helping the goddess Durga. However the task does not come easy as he must face the truth about the girl he loves and the brother who won her heart. When the shaman Phet arrives and informs Kishan that Kelsey needs him, Kishan races to save her only to discover that the curse they all thought was over was only the beginning. As time sh
Katie (Hiding in the Pages)
I have loved this series so much and although Kishan didn't get his happily ever after, I felt like the story was complete. I can't say how excited I was for Kishan to hopefully find his happy, but I was a little surprised about the process it took to get there.

I loved getting to know the goddess Durga better. Also known as Anamika (or Ana or Mika), her story is fascinating, heart breaking, and gripping and learning of her past really helped me grow to adore her on a more human level. Of course,
Dec 23, 2012 added it
I don't care that all the loose strings were tied up in Tigers Destiny, I just can't get enough of Ren and Kelsey. I loved all the books and I think Tigers Dream is going to be an extended epilogue. I just hope Colleen doesn't mess up the entire series by battling to fulfill a number of books requirement. I don't want it to be a what-if book but I do want to know more about whether they see Mr. Kadam.... Ren and Kelsey are amazing but I don't want them to become a Fairytale couple or a tragedy i ...more
Oct 16, 2012 rated it did not like it
What a waste of a such a lovely story , i wish the character's had been flushed out a little more, and the heroine was stronger, the story line was truly phenomenal but completely ruined with the most annoying heroine ever. It was almost like half way through the author herself got bored with it, jeez this heroine makes me want to apologize for being a women.Such a waste of such a beautiful story line. After the first book it was almost like the book was written while watching Santa Barbara and ...more
Duchess Nicole
Oct 19, 2012 marked it as to-be-published
Release date of 2015?!?! Is this like a repeat of George R.R. Martin...vague release dates for a year or two and then BAM! Release date in two more years...wow.
This is a fantastic series...I'm just venting. But the first three books were released in 2011, the fourth in 2012. I wonder why the long wait for the last book. Or is it the last book? Please tell me it's not a case of the publisher begging for more of an already finished series. Anyone?

(Link: http://ruuhime.deviantart.com/art/Man...)

Off topic, but I still want to say this: "Mana-sama always looks fabulous."
Gabriella Benedicta
Jan 07, 2013 rated it liked it
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
It's been so long since I read the last book. And this book? It's SO long. It took me days to read it. 800+ pages! It should really count as four books at least. Seriously!! This book is a saga all unto itself.

It was awesome to delve back into the Tiger's world. I loved this series and I always, always wished for happier things for Kishan. This book wasn't quite what I was expecting but it was awesome and I loved how this book was all over the place- connecting dots you had no idea were there. I
Bree Howland
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
e-copy received from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Oh guys.

My heart can’t take this being the end.

I’m just going to start listing off this I love about this and try not to be too spoilery.

It’s written from Kishan’s perspective
Anamika is a bad-ass
Things I disliked:

It’s over
I was so nervous about reading this book. To be perfectly honest, I felt like Destiny ended perfectly. Tiger’s Dream has me stuck between it being everything I ever wanted and being co
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
As you probably know, I was such a big Kishan and Kelsey shipper when I read the book series and reading this book going through Kishan's heartbreak made me sob. For 75% of this book I was in tears.
I'm so glad Kishan has found someone knew but she will never be Kelsey for him and THE TEARS HAVE STARTED AGAIN.
Jessica (a GREAT read)
After six years of waiting, we finally get the conclusion to Colleen Houck's Tiger Saga! Yes, the story may have seemed over with Tiger's Destiny, but that was Kelsey and Ren's chapter, there was still one more tiger who needed to have his story finished, and naturally, that tiger was our beloved Kishan and Tiger's Dream is his story.

The book takes place in the events immediately after Kishan agrees to be the goddess, Durga's tiger. A young woman also known as Anamika. Kishan is to be her defend
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New York Times Bestselling Author Colleen Houck is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, science fiction, and romance. Formerly a student at the University of Arizona, she worked as a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter for seventeen years before switching careers to become an author. Colleen lives in Salem, Oregon, with her husband and a huge as ...more

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