Stormdancer: The Lotus War Book One

Author:   Jay Kristoff
Publisher:   Griffin
Volume:   1
ISBN:  

9781250031280


Pages:   352
Publication Date:   06 August 2013
Format:   Paperback
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What's that? You say you've got a Japanese Steampunk novel with mythic creatures, civil unrest, and a strong female protagonist? I'm afraid I missed everything you said after Japanese Steampunk. That's all I really needed to hear. -Patrick Rothfuss, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear Stormdancer is the first in the epic new fantasy series The Lotus War, introducing an unforgettable heroine and a stunningly original dystopian steampunk world with a flavor of feudal Japan 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. When hunters of Shima's imperial court are charged by their Shogun to capture a legendary griffin, they fear their lives are over. Any fool knows the beasts have been extinct for more than a century, and the price of failing the Shogun is death. Accompanying her father on the Shogun's hunt, the girl Yukiko finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in Shima's last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled griffin 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. An intoxicating joyride into steampunklandia with a magical dose of mythology, the supernatural, violence, dystopian themes, and a top-notch brassy heroine who rivals Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games. -Huffington Post With airships, demons, and lashings of revolutionary swordplay, this chi-fueled vision of a steampunk feudal Japan will blow your split-toed socks off. -Scott Westerfeld, New York Times bestselling author of Leviathan Kristoff is the master of unique and intense plots and huge twists. This book has it all -- and a nice little bow to tie it all up with. There are swords, action, friendship, a conspiracy, grief and hope. It's going on my Amazing Reads shelf, and I urge you to pick it up. -USAToday.com [A] fast-paced, fantastical adventure...sharp as a Shogun's sword. -The LA Times

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Author:   Jay Kristoff
Publisher:   Griffin
Imprint:   Griffin
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 2.80cm , Length: 20.80cm
Weight:   0.363kg
ISBN:  

9781250031280


ISBN 10:   1250031281
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   06 August 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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<p>Praise for Stormdancer <p>Named one of Kirkus Reviews' best Teen Books of 2012<p> Kristoff's imaginative debut, the first in a series, presents the feudal, dystopian Shima Empire, a menacing Japanese-inspired setting... The innovative setting, fast-moving plot, vivid descriptions, and thrilling action scenes make this a refreshing addition to the steampunk canon. - Publishers Weekly , starred review <p> Soars higher than the arashitora Kristoff writes about; superb. - Kirkus , starred review <p> With its geisha girls in gas masks and canvas blimps spewing black exhaust as they chug across the sky, Stormdancer paints a vivid picture of a decrepit, steampunk Japan. It's startling to witness a country that so reveres nature presented in such an environmentally compromised position, as it is in the kickoff to Jay Kristoff's The Lotus War series. But it's this inventive juxtaposition that makes Stormdancer such a thrilling addition to the increasingly tired yet continuously expanding dystopian scene.... [A] fast-paced, fantastical adventure [that] is sharp as a Shogun's sword. - The LA Times <p> What's that? You say you've got a Japanese Steampunk novel with mythic creatures, civil unrest, and a strong female protagonist? I'm afraid I missed everything you said after Japanese Steampunk. That's all I really needed to hear. -Patrick Rothfuss, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear <p> With airships, demons, and lashings of revolutionary swordplay, this chi-fueled vision of a steampunk feudal Japan will blow your split-toed socks off. -Scott Westerfeld, New York Times bestselling author of Leviathan <p> Jay Kristoff pushes the steampunk genre exactly where it needs to go, away from Victorian London's over-trodden lanes and into the great wide world. With its rocketing action, eccentric and convincing characters, and deep immersion in heroic Japanese culture, Stormdancer slammed my head into an updated


Praise for Stormdancer <p>Named one of Kirkus Reviews' best Teen Books of 2012<p> Kristoff's imaginative debut, the first in a series, presents the feudal, dystopian Shima Empire, a menacing Japanese-inspired setting... The innovative setting, fast-moving plot, vivid descriptions, and thrilling action scenes make this a refreshing addition to the steampunk canon. - Publishers Weekly, starred review <p> Soars higher than the arashitora Kristoff writes about; superb. - Kirkus, starred review <p> With its geisha girls in gas masks and canvas blimps spewing black exhaust as they chug across the sky, Stormdancer paints a vivid picture of a decrepit, steampunk Japan. It's startling to witness a country that so reveres nature presented in such an environmentally compromised position, as it is in the kickoff to Jay Kristoff's The Lotus War series. But it's this inventive juxtaposition that makes Stormdancer such a thrilling addition to the increasingly tired yet continuously expanding dystopian scene.... [A] fast-paced, fantastical adventure [that] is sharp as a Shogun's sword. - The LA Times <p> What's that? You say you've got a Japanese Steampunk novel with mythic creatures, civil unrest, and a strong female protagonist? I'm afraid I missed everything you said after Japanese Steampunk. That's all I really needed to hear. -Patrick Rothfuss, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear <p> With airships, demons, and lashings of revolutionary swordplay, this chi-fueled vision of a steampunk feudal Japan will blow your split-toed socks off. -Scott Westerfeld, New York Times bestselling author of Leviathan <p> Jay Kristoff pushes the steampunk genre exactly where it needs to go, away from Victorian London's over-trodden lanes and into the great wide world. With its rocketing action, eccentric and convincing characters, and deep immersion in heroic Japanese culture, Stormdancer slammed my head into an updated v


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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. Being the holder of an Arts degree, he has no education to speak of. He is the award-winning author of THE ILLUMINAE FILES and THE GODSGRAVE CHRONICLES, among other tiles. He is 6'7 and has approximately 13,870 days to live. He lives in Melbourne with his wife, and the world's laziest Jack Russell Terrier.

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