#SPFBO Finalists: My fifth book: Tiger Lily (Tiger Lily #1) by K. Bird Lincoln


Below is a round up of the ten finalists that have been put forward in this year’s SPFBO (Self Published Fantasy Blog Off).  A link with more information about the competition can be found here.


I’ve now randomly chosen my fifth book for the SPFBO.  The books I’ve read so far are:  The War of Undoing by Alex Perry, Chaos Trims my Beard by Brett Herman,  Pilgrimage to Skara by Jonathan S Pembroke and Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe (review to follow shortly).  The fifth book that I’m about to embark on is Tiger Lily (Tiger Lily #1) by K. Bird Lincoln. This book was the finalist put forward by The Qwillery.

A little bit more about the book:

Tiger Lily (Tiger Lily #1) by K. Bird Lincoln


tigerlilyLily isn’t supposed to hunt game in the Daimyo’s woods. She’s just the cook’s daughter. It isn’t her place to talk to nobility. And she definitely isn’t supposed to sing the forbidden old, Jindo religion songs.

But Lily was born in the year of the Tiger, and can’t ever be like other village girls. In the woods snaring rabbits one day, she finds instead the Daimyo’s son, Ashikaga, wounded, in the gooseberry brush. When the Pretender Emperor’s men arrive to kill Ashikaga, Lily, desperate, sings a forbidden Jindo song.

The song wakes a powerful spirit – as well as Ashikaga’s interest. The prickly lord has hidden secrets of his own and a burning desire to prove himself to his father. He will stop at nothing to defeat his father’s greatest enemy.

All Lily wants to do is take care of her sisters. But the Pretender-Emperor’s forces are drawing near, and now the Daimyo’s son knows she communes with Jindo gods. She wants to trust Ashikaga when he swears he will not tell her secret, but he is a noble – and Lily only a peasant. Lily’s heart is leading her down a dangerous path. She may have to defy her father, Ashikaga, and even the spirits themselves in order to defeat the Pretender-Emperor’s magic and keep safe all that she loves.

15 Responses to “#SPFBO Finalists: My fifth book: Tiger Lily (Tiger Lily #1) by K. Bird Lincoln”

  1. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Tiger Lily sounds not only intriguing, but also quite different from mainstream fantasy, so I can’t wait to hear what you make of this story. Happy reading 🙂

  2. Tammy

    This sounds really good! I love the idea of a “forbidden song.”

  3. Carmen

    I agree with the first comment. Definitely intriguing and different. I wouldn’t mind reading (and enjoying) this one myself. I hope it proves as good as its premise. 🙂

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Crossing my fingers this will be as good as it sounds. And that cover is beautiful.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love the cover tbh and this sounds so different. I’m all excited.
      Lynn 😀

  5. jessicabookworm

    This sounds good Lynn – I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

  6. sjhigbee

    This one sounds really different – and intriguing. I hope the writing is equally awesome:)

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve finished this one. I have mixed feelings at the moment and I’m waiting for everything to come together in my mind in a reasonable way. Basically, I loved certain aspects of this but in some regards felt it was let down in other ways.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Hm… I’m also cogitating over a review for very similar reasons…

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