‘The Lion and The Tiger’ is a short story companion to Lyra Shanti’s ‘Shiva XIV’ epic sci-fi series. It fills in a little of the backstory of Hynfir, whom we meet in the novels as the general of the Tah army. For those who have not read the Shiva XIV series, this short story works perfectly well as a standalone.
Written with Shanti’s trademark eloquence, ‘The Lion and The Tiger’ is the story of the meeting and relationship of the Lirhan warrior, Hynfir, and Leif, the man who should have been off limits.
‘The Lion and The Tiger’ is not very long, but it has profound relevance for anyone whose love or life challenges judgemental or restrictive social boundaries.
If you haven’t read the Shiva XIV stories, ‘The Lion and The Tiger’ will whet your appetite for the novels which are, in my opinion, the next great space epic just waiting to be discovered.
‘The Lion and The Tiger’ is available at Amazon for just $1.
Lyra Shanti is a most accomplished author, poet, songwriter, and musician.
Lyra has recently launched the third book in her Shiva XIV Series, ‘The Riddle of the Gods’. If you’re looking for something in the realm of sci-fi/fantasy with a gripping storyline, you should definitely grab Lyra’s Shiva XIV series. It has recently been reviewed on Niume, as well as Amazon and Goodreads, as “the next space epic you need to read”. It’s really that good. You can read this blog’s review of the first book, Shiva XIV, here.
Lyra has also published two books of poetry and a novella, ‘The Rainbow Serpent’, in which Lyra recreates the story of the Garden of Eden as told by the serpent.
According to her most recent Amazon review for ‘The Rainbow Serpent’, this book is “Flawless in composition … plainly, yet eloquently written with beautiful imagery that reflects the universal truths of life” so that “the reader is left to ponder the extent of predestination vs. free will to execute one’s choices along the spectrum of morality since Creation.”