Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Stormdancer

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. This week’s choice is:

Title: Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Publish Date: Sept. 18, 2012
Genre: Fantasy, Steampunk
Goodreads Summary: A DYING LAND
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.

Why am I waiting on Stormdancer? Look at this cover you guys! I adore books with multi-cultural characters and/or settings and this fantasy Japanese setting sounds awesome! PLUS, Stormdancer has steampunk, griffins and the main character is both telepathic and a samurai?!? This is pretty much a must read for me. What books are you waiting on?


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i definitely want to read this too, great cover!!

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) said...

I cannot wait for this one, especially since it is blurbed by Patrick Rothfuss in the top corner!

Amy said...

This looks really great, I can't wait to read it! Thank you for sharing! :)

Lilly @ (LillysBookIsland) said...

WOW, this book sound like fun ... thanks for sharing ... Great Pick!! :)

KM said...

OMG YESSSSSS!!!!! I'm not sure this book could have any better of a premise. Wish I had thought of it! ;)

Nerd Girls said...

Ooo ooo I've heard of this one and I totally want to read it! I need to add this to my tbr list so I don't forget!


Dani said...

Oooh! This does sound interesting. Great choice!

Thanks for sharing,
My WoW -

A Beautiful Madness said...

This sounds amazing! I love the cover. It is gorgeous. Great pick!

Nicola said...

So much buzz surrounding this book! It looks awesome! :)

DJL said...

Woo! *fistbumps!* Yay for us being on the same wavelength, and this book looks just too too awesome of a read. I can't wait to get a copy as soon as it's released. :)

Bookworm1858 said...

I want to read this book so much too! The cover is just made of win and Yukiko looks like she will be a fierce and powerful main character.


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