Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. 

Stormdancer - The Lotus Wars book 1

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.

How awesome does Stormdancer sound? It's billed as 'a dystopian Japanese-inspired Steampunk fantasy'. Sounds like it has something for everyone. Add this one to your TBR I'm sure it's going to be huge! Stormdancer releases in September. Follow Jay at Let me know what you think.


  1. This one does look tempting...great cover and blurb. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Ohhhhh I've seen this one around a few times, it looks really awesome!!! Great pick :D

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
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  3. This synopsis sounds so interesting! I love a good dystopian read, and this one sounds like it's a fantabulous one! I'm excited to read this one. Awesome pick! =)

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life