Wednesday, July 18, 2012

From the Review Pile (3)

From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday.
The aim of this meme is to showcase books that you've received for review (or if you don't receive review books, any book that you own and really want to read/review) but haven't yet got around to reading, in order to give the book some extra publicity.

Title/Author: Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
Pages: 336
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (September 18th, 2012)

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.


  1. Ahh! I love the cover! It's so epic and tough! I'll be on the lookout for your review on it!

    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

  2. Oh I hope you read this one soon, I've been wanting to check this one out for a while now. Here's my Review Pile

  3. Pretty Blog. Beautiful cover, wow! Please read and let us know all about it :)I'm a new follower!!!

    Here's mine:

  4. Oh wow- I love the sound of this! I think I've seen this one before but with a slightly different cover....