Del Rey Books, Paperback, 9780345501608, 302pp.
Publication Date: May 12, 2009
Paul Dear is a good and clever boy, but he’s special in ways that even his adoring parents could never have imagined. For by day, in London’s Kensington Gardens, he walks and talks with the pixies and sprites and other magical creatures that dwell among the living–but are unseen by most. Then everything changes when tragedy strikes–and a quest begins that will lead Paul to a curio shop where a magical ally awaits him and launches him into the starry skies, bound for a realm where anything is possible. Far from home, Paul will run with fierce Indian warriors, cross swords with fearsome pirates, befriend a magnificent white tiger, and soar beside an extraordinary, ageless boy who reigns in a boundless world of imagination.
“By far the most charming and clever reimagining of the Boy Who Never Grew Up story that I have ever encountered. Readers of all ages, prepare yourselves for a very big adventure.”—Terry Brooks, author of The Elves of Cintra
“Peter David sees the world a bit differently from everyone else–strangely, wonderfully, stunningly differently. Reading Tigerheart gave me the feeling of walking a comfortably familiar road, but seeing things from angles I never knew existed. A beautiful, delightful story.”—R.A. Salvatore, author of The Orc King
“David has blended the best of Victorian fairy tales with his own brand of originality, and produced a stunning novel. . . . The best book I’ve read in a long time.”—The Davis Enterprise
“The voice here is one of wonder and discovery. . . . Though elements of Tigerheart put one instantly in mind of Peter Pan, this is not a retelling of J. M. Barrie’s classic story. . . . If anything, it is more.”—January magazine
“Simply delightful, loaded with exotic and cunning characters . . . Tigerheart might be one of the most clever and charming books you’ll encounter this summer.”—Sarasota Herald-Tribune