Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1) by Jay Kristoff and 99 Followers

I am beyond excited about the US release for this book. I have been crazy about it since the beginning of the year. The UK edition is already out but I love the cover for the US hardcover version (cover posted to the left). Jay has created a colourful world that will draw in any reader. I recommend this book to anyone who loves reading fiction and especially fiction with great world building. Now scroll down for the blurb and buying options.

In other news. I am 1 follower away from 100 followers. Thank you everyone who has decided to make my blog one to follow and a special thank you to those who leave comments. Your words let me know your thoughts and that helps me keep a blog you're willing to come back to to. Thank you and much love.

Blurb from Goodreads : A DYING LAND 
The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; an island nation once rich in tradition and myth, now decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, the land is choked with toxic pollution, and the great spirit animals that once roamed its wilds have departed forever. 

The hunters of Shima’s imperial court are charged by their Shōgun to capture a thunder tiger—a legendary creature, half-eagle, half-tiger. But any fool knows the beasts 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 talent that if discovered, 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.

UK Edition: Published September 1, 2012 (I have seen some variations but it's definitely available in the UK as of today)

Purchase: Amazon UK

US Edition: Published September 18, 2012


  1. Neat cover.

    Just one person away? SO CLOSE!

  2. I like the read and the black. Anyone with a talent that people would kill for, must be worthy of many things. That alone pulls me in. Interesting.

    Hope you'll pass 100 followers today.

  3. Sounds like quite the story. Love cover.

  4. I just read about that book on another site!

  5. Sheena,
    I like reading anything with leanings toward things Japanese. I see you're now at the 100 mark. Congrats!

  6. Hey Sheena,

    Whoot! You just made triple digits :)

    Way to go, and the journey is just starting :)

    Exciting, huh ;)

  7. That cover is all kinds of awesome!

  8. Wow! I love that cover! It really grabbed my attention.

    Congrats on your 100 followers! :)


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