Colleen Houck

Colleen Houck
  • From New York Times bestselling author Colleen Houck, Tiger’s Tale is a new installment in the Tiger’s Curse series that reimagines the epic fantasy that delighted readers with romance, danger, and magic, leaving them breathless and yearning for more.

    Two sisters.

    One terrible choice.

    Stasia and Verusha Stepanov are twin sisters, raised in the ever-expanding Kievian empire. Though their Imperial home is an opulent palace, sumptuously decorated with the finest artifacts, treasures, and discoveries,  the tsarevnas spend most of their time training with the elite guard.

    Because they know a choice is coming.

    With their father lost in the recent war and their mother unable to rule due to a crippling illness, the young women know that one of them will have to ascend to the throne, marry, and begin producing heirs. The other would then be free to join the elite guard and seek out a destiny of her own making.

    Just as the sisters decide a duel will determine their futures, the loser rising to become the next tsarina, a strange monk appears at the palace, offering them all they desire in exchange for a pair of old trinkets their father left them. When they refuse, however, the monk releases a deadly curse upon their people—one only they can break.