Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: Stormdancer

The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, land choked with toxic pollution, wildlife ravaged by mass extinctions.

The hunters of Shima's 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.

Is it just me or does the synopsis of Stormdancer sound somewhat like a mixture of Naruto meets Kung Fu Panda? What do you guys think? Maybe I'm crazy! Anyways, Stormdancer has definitely captured my interest! I love the idea of the thunder tiger, and I'm really curious to find out more about the Lotus Guild and Yukiko's hidden gift. I also thought that the cover was gorgeous (surprise, surprise lol)! I've officially fallen in love with the type font that they used for the title of the book! Stormdancer will be hitting store shelves September 1st, 2012!


Ikhlas said...

Very pretty cover! I'm excited for this one too :)

BookLuvr Mindy said...

I haven't heard of this one before! Thanks for sharing and you totally should read the remainder of The Mortal Instruments! They are awesome! Cassandra Clare is brilliant.

Andrea @ Cozy Up said...

You have definitely caught my interest with this one. I'm already in love with the cover! And I definitely want to know more about Yukiko's hidden gift as well. Awesome pick!!

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Hollie said...

This is the first I've heard of this book, but I'm definitely hooked! I love the cover too, and the font is amazing!

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Jessi said...

I love the sound of this one! It's very steampunk/dystopia but in a different setting/time than you frequently see. Sound be an interesting read! Great pick! :)

Patricia said...

So many people seem to be excited about this one, and while I can see where you all come from, I'm apparently one of the few who are a little wary about it. XD

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Jamie Mariano said...

I've never heard of this one before, but that cover looks BEAUTIFUL. It also seems like Yukiko is a kickass heroine from the cover, which is always a plus haha! Great pick!

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Carina Olsen said...

Ohh, this does sound like an awesome book :D Great pick ;) I don't watch/read Naruto; but I have watched Kung Fu Panda :D Also, pretty cover :)
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Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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