Reviews for Fireheart Tiger, by Aliette de Bodard

riverjengu's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

cakt1991's review

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adventurous medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

hnatola's review

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emotional hopeful reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

stealthycatninja's review

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adventurous reflective medium-paced

4.0


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wintersorbit's review

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5.0

I finished this novella in under 2 hours last night and I honestly can't recommend it enough. De Bodard manages to pack themes of abuse, finding your identity, and colonialism into about 100 pages, and from what I can tell from my own reading and other reviews, she seems to handle them with care and nuance. If you're looking for detailed world-building, this novella is not a good fit, but it more than makes up for it with a sapphic love triangle, a fire elemental, and a great character arc of learning to stand up for yourself and finding your identity and strength.

Content warnings: parental abuse (emotional), intimate partner abuse (emotional and physical), colonialism, racism, implied homophobia, blackmailing, trauma related to a fire, mentions of war

nibui's review

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adventurous emotional slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

yuna's review

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dark emotional hopeful fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5


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natrosette's review

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fast-paced

3.75

metafiktion's review

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adventurous emotional tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

olegx's review

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emotional hopeful inspiring reflective sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.5