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Review: Will Of A Tiger: Friendship, Survival, Fortitude, And Honor During Two 20th Century Wars

Review: Will Of A Tiger: Friendship, Survival, Fortitude, And Honor During Two 20th Century Wars


Will of a Tiger by Iris Yang

In 1942, Birch Bai, a Chinese pilot, and Danny Hardy, a downed American pilot, become sworn brothers and best friends. In the summer of 1945, both airmen’s planes go down in Yunnan Province of China during one of many daring missions. They are captured, imprisoned, and tortured by the Japanese for information about the atomic bomb. Just days before the end of WWII, Danny makes an irrevocable decision to save Birch’s life.

For Birch, surviving the war is only the beginning of the battle. He must deal with the dreadful reality in China—the civil war, the separation of the country, the death of one friend in the Communist-controlled Mainland and another under the Nationalist government, and his wrongful imprisonment in Taiwan.

From Chungking to Yunnan, and from Taiwan to San Francisco, the sequel to Wings of a Flying Tiger takes readers along on an epic journey.


Being alive can be harder than dying.

The sequel to Wings of a Flying Tiger continues the story of Flying Tiger sworn brothers Birch and Danny who are shot down by the Japanese and taken prisoner by the sadistic and savage Captain Zhang who promised they would not get out alive.

When a seriously injured Birch is saved from death in a mass grave, he swears he will find his brother Danny no matter what, but the Chinese Civil War happens and he is forced to leave the Mainland for Taiwan.

Birch seriously questioned his past. He was hurt in the present. And he had little hope for the future.

The little servant, Xiao Mei, who has known Birch since she was 14 years old is his savior.  When he was ready to give up, she gives him hope and the love that he deserves.

Across time and space, out of all the ugliness and the unfairness, an extraordinary friendship had formed and thrived; love endured and prevailed.

Iris Yang has created a historical, epic love story about friendship, survival, fortitude, and honor that spans across time two wars and two continents.

A must read for those who believe in good over evil, love over hate and honor over disgrace. It is my great pleasure to highly recommend this sequel!!

Sharon Clayton
Sharon Clayton

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