Jul 11, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (10)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme run by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)
by Jay Kristoff
Publication: September 18th 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books 

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.

This. Is. Amazing.  Well, sounds amazing.  I love anything that is oriental, and this book...  I just can't explain how much I want this.  I will be searching for this book as soon as I can.

What's your WoW pick this week?


  1. So excited for Stormdancer! The cover is amazing and it sounds simply addicting. Great pick!
    My WOW

  2. Hmm this looks like a pretty cover. I think this one might be on NetGalley. I want it in Hardcover though.