Dark Heavens (1) - White Tiger
by Kylie Chan
Harper Voyager Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780007349791
Date: 29 September 2011 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Not to be confused with Aravind Adiga's Booker Prize winning novel, it's taken a good, long while for Kylie Chan's White Tiger to make it over here from Australia where it was first published back in 2006 - and this is largely due to the shifting sands of publishing as much as anything else. At one point it was scheduled for release by Angry Robot, who were at that time an imprint at HarperCollins - however the imprint was shut down (only to rise again elsewhere and good thing too!) and the book never made it to the stores.
However, Voyager, who originally published it very successfully in Australia have themselves been working on a globalisation of their brand along the same lines as Orbit (who have a successful brand identity working on three continents) and so it is they who are finally bringing Chan's début (though she's written several books in the intervening years) to a wider audience.
"Emma Donahue went to Hong Kong to become a nanny to John Chen’s daughter. But John’s world is different, and he is no ordinary businessman – all the gods, demons and dragons in hell want him dead. And though she doesn’t know it, Emma holds the power to save them all..."