Snow Dancer (Ghost Tiger Saga, #1)

Snow Dancer (Ghost Tiger Saga, #1)

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父上 By Mabataki Completed

A world of harsh winters is the only one Iro Hiroki has ever known. 
  
  He is a third-generation Yukimusha: a member of the finest band of warriors sworn to protect the empire of Yukura at all costs. With his mother's tutelage and the company of his fiercely loyal white tiger, Ara, Hiroki aims to become a real Yukimusha soon and be inducted into the secretive heart of the Shimo Palace. 
  
  While out hunting, Hiroki and Ara stumble upon a girl deep in the heart of the frozen woods. Naked and mute, she has no recollections of her identity. As Hiroki and Ara decide to take her in for her own safety, they set the wheels of fate into motion. 
  
  The Five Empires are in a state of unrest. War is imminent. Only a boy and his tiger would be able to set everything right - or otherwise destroy the very world they love. 
  
  *Part One of the Ghost Tiger Saga* 
  *Cover by @seventhstar*

This was just the first chapter, but I loved it. The way the words flowed together, the descriptions, the dialogue between Hiroko and Ara, it was all done amazingly
If the tiger is a she then calling it a tigress would be better
This is beautiful 
                              I love how he's treating the animal with respect rather than just a bag of meat he successfully hunted, even in death 
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Where I'm from, 'shen' is actually the name for the jargon of the national language here
That is sacred to us in the hunt. We always honor the spirit of the animal.
In Japanese 'yuki' 行きdoes mean snow 
                              
                              YOU probably already know that...