Waiting on Wednesday #27: Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff

Posted May 22, 2013 by Debby in Uncategorized

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.

Title: Kinslayer
Author: Jay Kristoff
Release Date: September 17th, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Series: The Lotus War (#2 of 3)
Pages: 464
The mad Shōgun Yoritomo has been assassinated by the Stormdancer Yukiko, and the threat of civil war looms over the Shima Imperium. The Lotus Guild conspires to renew the nation’s broken dynasty and crush the growing rebellion simultaneously – by endorsing a new Shōgun who desires nothing more than to see Yukiko dead.

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 father’s death, and her ability to hear the thoughts of beasts is swelling beyond her power to control. Along with Buruu, Yukiko’s anchor is Kin, the rebel Guildsman who helped her escape from Yoritomo’s clutches. But Kin has his own secrets, and is haunted by visions of a future he’d rather die than see realized.

Kagé assassins lurk within the Shōgun’s palace, plotting to end the new dynasty before it begins. A waif from Kigen’s 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.

Why no, I will not shut up about how much I like love adore HAVE INSANE AMOUNTS OF LOVE for Stormdancer. It’s one of my favorite books ever. With the cover of Kinslayer revealed this past week, it felt like the right time to honor it with this obvious, long-time-coming WoW.



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6 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #27: Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff

  1. I UNDERSTAND YOU COMPLETELY. My best friend and I ADORED Stormdancer and we can't help but fangirl over it. I've been stalking Kristoff's site (not as creepy as it sounds!) and I feel like i'm in for an emotional whirlwind with Kinslayer.

    – Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

  2. YAY MORE STORMDANCER FANS. And I totally stalk Kristoff's site as well – he's so awesome and hilarious. So no judgment here.