Book Review: Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton

Tyger Tyger cover imageTeagan Wylltson descends from a line of Irish travelers, wanderers who rarely stay in one place for long. Her parents have raised Teagan and her brother in one place, so she’s never met anyone else in her extended family. Then one day her cousin Finn comes to live with the Wylltsons.

Finn’s been on his own and homeless for some time. He claims to be the Mac Cumhaill, the one who fights evil, and he says he sees dark creatures like goblins, shape-shifters and cat-sidhe. Teagan doesn’t believe him until she starts to see them too. Then her mother dies suddenly and her dad is taken by the goblins. Teagan sets off on a journey into the goblin world to bring her dad home. She’ll need all her skills and Finn’s knowledge of fighting dark creatures to achieve her goal.

Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton creates a world inhabited by dark creatures that co-exists just on the other side of our own reality. These creatures are ancient, just like the tales the Irish travelers tell of them; many of them have no love for humans. The ancient Celtic tales of how these creatures came into being are interesting to read and would be fun to talk about. The story ends with just enough mystery to leave you anxiously waiting for the next book in the series.

The author provided me with a copy of this book for review.


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