Can’t Wait Wednesday #8

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, which was hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. CWW is a chance to cast a spotlight on books we haven’t read yet, in particular ones that have yet to be published.

This Wednesday, I can’t wait for…


The cleric Chih finds themself and their companions at the mercy of a band of fierce tigers who ache with hunger. To stay alive until the mammoths can save them, Chih must unwind the intricate, layered story of the tiger and her scholar lover — a woman of courage, intelligence, and beauty — and discover how truth can survive becoming history.

Nghi Vo returns to the empire of Ahn and The Singing Hills Cycle in this mesmerizing, lush standalone follow-up to The Empress of Salt and Fortune.

Release Date

December 8, 2020

Why I Can’t Wait

When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain will be my second taste of Vo’s work, the first being The Empress of Salt and Fortune (read my review here). I read The Empress of Salt and Fortune as a buddy-read with Sarah @ Suits of Stories, and needless to say we were both deeply impressed! I absolutely loved the whimsy of Vo’s storytelling and its simultaneous, bone-deep rage. My hope is that this second installment of Chih’s adventures will be just as fantastically vibrant as the first, and just as rich in nuance. I can already see a similar level of animal symbolism, as well as a sapphic romance. This novella will be released VERY SOON and suffice to say I am on the edge of my seat.

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