We’ve been daydreaming about Yoon Ha Lee’s Thousand Worlds ever since we first read his amazing Dragon Pearl. By combining elements from Korean legends and history with visionary technology and intergalactic intrigue, Yoon has created an entirely new universe and reading experience. Where else are you going to see dragon spirits and Dokkaebi working together on an interstellar battle cruiser?
Thankfully this master is giving us another Thousand Worlds space opera! Tiger Honor, the long-awaited follow-up to Dragon Pearl, will be here before you know it, in January 2022. While you wait, feast your eyes on this gorgeous cover by Vivienne To presenting Sebin, a young non-binary tiger spirit who hails from the Juhwang Clan.
Sebin desires nothing more than to follow in the footsteps of their legendary Uncle Hwan and join the Thousand World Space Forces and one day captain their own battle cruiser. As luck would have it, though, on the same day Sebin finally receives their acceptance letter, Hwan is declared a traitor to the Space Forces. Turns out the tiger captain has been accused of stealing a magical ancient artifact known as . . . wait for it . . . the Dragon Pearl.
Now it’s up to Sebin to clear their uncle’s name and restore honor to the Juhwang Clan. That is, if they can survive the aftermath of a deadly explosion onboard the ship Haetae and, along with three other cadets, uncover the true villain hiding among them.
If you need a primer on the Thousands Worlds Space Forces, be sure to pick up Yoon’s first book with Rick Riordan Presents, Dragon Pearl, on sale now. Catch up before the release of Tiger Honor in 2022!