FYI, the upcoming Tiger Honor is not a direct sequel to Dragon Pearl. At least not in the traditional sense. You will see familiar characters and locations, but this time around, we’re following a brand new cadet: Juhwang Sebin.
And their journey through the Thousand Worlds will be much different than that of Kim Min’s. Read on to see how Tiger Honor and Dragon Pearl are connected and also how this installment differs from the previous entry in the Thousand Worlds series.
(Note: Dragon Pearl spoilers ahead!)
Take a Trip Back to the Thousand Worlds
As we saw at the end of Dragon Pearl, the Thousand Worlds have changed forever. With the ancient and powerful artifact back in play, several interested parties are currently seeking control. Raids on the borders of the Thousand Worlds are increasing, well . . . a thousandfold. The Space Forces have their work cut out for them in protecting a plethora of planets from plundering pirates. So much so that the recruiting age for new cadets has dropped from fifteen to thirteen. You know you’re in a desperate spot when your soldiers are more comfortable firing a blaster than they are shaving their face.
New Roles for Familiar Characters
Kim Min and Jun are back, but their circumstances have changed since the end of Dragon Pearl. Now they work for the Domestic Security Ministry aboard the battle cruiser Haetae. Min’s current assignment is as assistant to Special Investigator Yi, a legendary officer responsible for uncovering one of the greatest conspiracies in history. As a ghost, Jun is keeping his presence on the ship a secret to avoid unwanted attention from shamans.
As to whether or not we’ll see any other familiar characters pop up in Tiger Honor, you should know by now that in the Thousand Worlds, nothing stays buried forever.
An All-New Class of Cadets
But this isn’t only Min and Jun’s story. New cadet Juhwang Sebin is joining the Space Forces with something to prove. Not only is Sebin seeking to clear their uncle’s name and restore honor to their clan, they also hope to one day captain a battle cruiser of their own. Along the way, Sebin will ally with fellow new cadets Baik Jee, Euna, and Namyku. They will encounter new enemies such as the evil shaman Sena and the young Sun Clan mercenary known only as Six.
Get your “Six is afraid of Sebin” jokes out of the way now. Because nothing could be further from the truth.
And We Haven’t Seen the Last of the Dragon Pearl
Remember that little thing? The one capable of either terraforming or destroying entire planets? Yeah, it’s still bonded with Min. And if that information spreads across the galaxy, the Haetae will undoubtedly fall prey to any pirates and mercenaries . . . or perhaps even a former Space Forces captain gone rogue. And if that’s the case, Sebin and their allies may have to step up and defend the galaxy before their cadet training has even started. That is, unless upholding their family honor requires a different course of action entirely . . .
Ready to dive back into the Thousand Worlds? Be sure to pick up Tiger Honor, on sale now!