We here at Cuddlebuggery are excited to help reveal Jay Kristoff’s US cover for his debut novel, Stormdancer, to you all! Aside from this incredibly awesome cover, there is also one giveaway hosted on our blog. At the end of the post is an opportunity to enter a second Giveaway! If you missed it, check out our interview with Jay Kristoff here.
A DYING LAND
The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, land choked with toxic pollution, wildlife ravaged by mass extinctions.
AN IMPOSSIBLE QUEST
The hunters of Shima’s 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.
A SIXTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL
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.
Stormdancer will be released on September 18th, 2012 through Thomas Dunne books/St Martin’s Press and Tor UK September 13th, 2012.
Kyoko has known ever since she can remember that she would inherit her family’s flower shop. That day suddenly comes sooner than expected when her grandmother dies, leaving her to run the family business alone. Stricken with grief, Kyoko throws herself into her work, vowing to be the best damn flower arranger the world has ever seen. But one day her shop is attacked by hooded ninjas and they manage to steal all of the red lotuses. Enraged, Kyoko grabs her magical katana and dons her warrior outfit. No one messes with her flowers and lives to tell the tale. No one. Will she succeed or be forced to choose an alternative career path as a cat lady instead?
Get excited because we are giving away one ARC of Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff!
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Jay is also running a STORMDANCER Uber Giveaway on his own blog. For a another chance to win an ARC and some other Stormdancer-y goodness, click here for details. Our question for the Uber Giveaway is:
Question 9: Jay Kristoff is…
a. A complete tosser for making me drag my butt around nine blogs on his stupid quiz
b. Mildly amusing for a guy with such obvious birth defects
c. My dark prophet, and yea, unto him do I pledge my life for this night, and all the nights to come
Steph says: Darn, there’s no “All of the above.” Well, CHEETOS totally sounds legit.
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://cuddlebuggery.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Jay-Kristoff.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Jay Kristoff grew up in the most isolated capital city on earth and fled at his earliest convenience, although he’s been known to trek back for weddings of the particularly nice and funerals of the particularly wealthy. He spent most of his formative years locked in his bedroom with piles of books, or gathered around dimly-lit tables rolling polyhedral dice. Being the holder of an Arts degree, he has no education to speak of. Jay’s debut novel, STORMDANCER, a Japanese-inspired steampunk fantasy, will be published by St Martin’s Press/Tor UK in September 2012 as the first installment of THE LOTUS WAR trilogy. Jay is 6’7 and has approximately 13870 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell. He does not believe in happy endings.