Kinslayer

Kinslayer

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"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 Shogun 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 nation's broken dynasty and crush the growing rebellion simultaneously - by endorsing a new Shogun 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 Kage 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. A GATHERING STORM Kage assassins lurk within the Shogun'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."show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 442 pages
  • 149.86 x 236.22 x 38.1mm | 589.67g
  • Thomas Dunne Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 1250001412
  • 9781250001412
  • 248,680

Review quote

"Jay Kristoff's "Stormdancer" is steampunk by way of feudal Japan, in which a young woman with unusual abilities befriends a thunder tiger in a polluted industrial wasteland. Strong heroines, detailed settings, and fascinating legends hit the sweet spot." -"Publishers Weekly"show more

About Jay Kristoff

JAY KRISTOFF is the author of "Stormdancer." He grew up in the most isolated capital city on earth and fled at his earliest convenience, although he's been known to trek back for weddings of the particularly nice and funerals of the particularly wealthy. Being the holder of an arts degree, he has no education to speak of. He is the award-winning author of THE ILLUMINAE FILES and THE GODSGRAVE CHRONICLES, among other tiles. He is six feet seven inches and has approximately 13,520 days to live. He lives in Melbourne with his wife and the world's laziest Jack Russell Terrier.show more

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4 40% (1,266)
3 19% (610)
2 5% (160)
1 2% (58)
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