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Lotus War #2: Kinslayer

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Publisher Comments:

Kinslayer is Book Two in Jay Kristoff's critically acclaimed Lotus War series that began with Stormdancer, featuring an unforgettable heroine and a stunningly original Japanese dystopian steampunk world

 

A SHATTERED EMPIRE 

The mad Shōgun Yoritomo has been assassinated by the Stormdancer Yukiko, and the threat of civil war looms over the Shima Imperium. The toxic blood lotus flower continues to ravage the land, the deadlands splitting wider by the day. The machine-worshippers of the Lotus Guild conspire to renew the nations broken dynasty and crush the growing rebellion simultaneously - by endorsing a new Shōgun who desires nothing more than to see Yukiko dead.

A DARK LEGACY

Yukiko and the mighty thunder tiger Buruu have been cast in the role of heroes by the Kagé rebellion. But Yukiko herself is blinded by rage over her fathers death, and her ability to hear the thoughts of beasts is swelling beyond her power to control. Along with Buruu, Yukikos anchor is Kin, the rebel Guildsman who helped her escape from Yoritomos clutches. But Kin has his own secrets, and is haunted by visions of a future hed rather die than see realized.

A GATHERING STORM

Kagé assassins lurk within the Shōguns palace, plotting to end the new dynasty before it begins. A waif from Kigens gutters begins a friendship that could undo the entire empire. A new enemy gathers its strength, readying to push the fracturing Shima imperium into a war it cannot hope to survive. And across raging oceans, amongst islands of black glass, Yukiko and Buruu will face foes no katana or talon can defeat.

 

The ghosts of a blood-stained past.

 

Review:

"The second Japanese-flavored steampunk adventure in the Lotus War series (after 2012's Stormdancer) starts with a bang when teen kitsune Yukiko, craving revenge for her father's murder, destroys three Lotus Guild warships. But the tides turn when Lord Hiro, Yukiko's former lover and the Guild's foremost ally, declares himself the Daimyo. Yukiko's uncontrollable powers also become as dangerous as any enemy. The Guild stands poised to crush Yukiko's burgeoning rebellion, and the empire's fate hangs on three unlikely people: Artificer Kin, increasingly conflicted about his decision to follow Yukiko; Burakumin Hana, derided and considered beneath notice; and Kage Michi, a maidservant whose relationship with a magistrate threatens more than her heart. Though Kristoff opens with a character refresher, new readers might have difficulty following the story, and while the action scenes are just as thrilling and the plot even more fast-paced than in the first volume, this sequel is undermined by its increasingly one-note pseudo-Japanese setting, as well as its reliance on predictable tropes. Agent: Matt Bialer, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Book Two in the critically acclaimed Lotus War series that began with Stormdancer, featuring butt-kicking heroine Yukiko and Jay Kristoff's stunningly original Japanese dystopian steampunk world.

With his debut novel, Stormdancer, Jay Kristoff came roaring onto the fantasy scene—he has been praised as “the master of unique and intense plots and huge twists” (USAToday.com), while critics raved about the novel, calling it “[A] fast-paced, fantastical adventure [that] is sharp as a Shogun's sword.” (The LA Times). 

Now Jay returns with Kinslayer, the hotly anticipated follow-up to Stormdancer.  Following Shōgun Yoritomos assassination, the threat of civil war looms over the Shima Imperium. The Lotus Guild conspires to renew the Shōguns broken dynasty and crush the growing rebellion.  Yukiko is blinded by rage over her fathers death, and her ability to hear the thoughts of beasts is swelling beyond her control. Along with Buruu, Yukikos anchor is the rebel Guildsman Kin. But the boy has his own secrets, and is haunted by dreams of a future hed rather die than see realized. And a new enemy gathers its strength, readying to push the fracturing Shima Imperium into war. Sent on a mission across storm-tossed oceans, Yukiko and her mighty thunder tiger will face a foe no sword or talon can defeat: Buruus own blood-stained past.

About the Author

JAY KRISTOFF lives in Melbourne with his wife. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250001412
Subtitle:
The Lotus War Book Two
Author:
Kristoff, Jay
Author:
istoff
Author:
Jay Kr
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Subject:
Science Fiction/Steampunk
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Lotus War
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20140902
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 2 maps, plus a Glossary
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The second Japanese-flavored steampunk adventure in the Lotus War series (after 2012's Stormdancer) starts with a bang when teen kitsune Yukiko, craving revenge for her father's murder, destroys three Lotus Guild warships. But the tides turn when Lord Hiro, Yukiko's former lover and the Guild's foremost ally, declares himself the Daimyo. Yukiko's uncontrollable powers also become as dangerous as any enemy. The Guild stands poised to crush Yukiko's burgeoning rebellion, and the empire's fate hangs on three unlikely people: Artificer Kin, increasingly conflicted about his decision to follow Yukiko; Burakumin Hana, derided and considered beneath notice; and Kage Michi, a maidservant whose relationship with a magistrate threatens more than her heart. Though Kristoff opens with a character refresher, new readers might have difficulty following the story, and while the action scenes are just as thrilling and the plot even more fast-paced than in the first volume, this sequel is undermined by its increasingly one-note pseudo-Japanese setting, as well as its reliance on predictable tropes. Agent: Matt Bialer, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

Book Two in the critically acclaimed Lotus War series that began with Stormdancer, featuring butt-kicking heroine Yukiko and Jay Kristoff's stunningly original Japanese dystopian steampunk world.

With his debut novel, Stormdancer, Jay Kristoff came roaring onto the fantasy scene—he has been praised as “the master of unique and intense plots and huge twists” (USAToday.com), while critics raved about the novel, calling it “[A] fast-paced, fantastical adventure [that] is sharp as a Shogun's sword.” (The LA Times). 

Now Jay returns with Kinslayer, the hotly anticipated follow-up to Stormdancer.  Following Shōgun Yoritomos assassination, the threat of civil war looms over the Shima Imperium. The Lotus Guild conspires to renew the Shōguns broken dynasty and crush the growing rebellion.  Yukiko is blinded by rage over her fathers death, and her ability to hear the thoughts of beasts is swelling beyond her control. Along with Buruu, Yukikos anchor is the rebel Guildsman Kin. But the boy has his own secrets, and is haunted by dreams of a future hed rather die than see realized. And a new enemy gathers its strength, readying to push the fracturing Shima Imperium into war. Sent on a mission across storm-tossed oceans, Yukiko and her mighty thunder tiger will face a foe no sword or talon can defeat: Buruus own blood-stained past.

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