Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WoW: Stormdancer

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff 
Release (US): September 18, 2012

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So about a week ago, the US cover of Stormdancer was revealed. And it is awesome. If I was interested in the book before, I am now DYING to get my hands on an ARC. I love its illustrated feel, how fierce the girl looks, and its use of color!

But really: Japanese Steampunk? Count. Me. In. That's all I have to say about this book!

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The Shima Imperium is verging on the brink of environmental collapse; decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshippers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, land choked with toxic pollution, wildlife ravaged by mass extinctions.

The hunters of the imperial court are charged by their Shōgun to capture a thunder tiger—a legendary beast, half-eagle, half-tiger. But any fool knows thunder tigers have been extinct for more than a century, and the price of failing the Shōgun is death.

Yukiko is a child of the Fox clan, possessed of a hidden gift that would see her executed by the Lotus Guild. Accompanying her father on the Shōgun’s hunt, she finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in Shima’s last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled thunder tiger for company. Even though she can hear his thoughts, even though she saved his life, all she knows for certain is he’d rather see her dead than help her.

But together, the pair will form an indomitable friendship, and rise to challenge the might of an empire.

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  1. Yah I've had my eye on this one too. Really great choice. Here's my WoW

  2. I am waiting for this one as well! I can’t wait to get it!

    Thanks for sharing,