Welcome to your next perilous stop on the YAmazing Race 2, a blog hop featuring over 50 debut authors and all the shiny loots you can stomach! Please be aware, the race doesn’t officially begin until noon EST on Wednesday, May 2. I just put it up early because I’m a tease. And crap. A crappy tease. Yes.
If it IS Wednesday, May 2 where you are and you haven’t yet been to the Apocalypsies website, you may be lost! Click here for the 4-1-1. Non-compliance is punishable by state-sponsored truncheoning, citizen. Now, onto the good stuff!
STORMDANCER by Jay Kristoff
A DYING LAND
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.
AN IMPOSSIBLE QUEST
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.
A SIXTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL
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.
Now, before you jet!
You may notice that the US cover for STORMDANCER is missing from the pictures above. That’s because we’re revealing it next Friday, May 11. So you don’t miss out on the mountain of loot we’ll be giving away, follow my Twitter feed or Facebook page this week, and you’ll ALSO go into the draw to win a signed US ARC of STORMDANCER.
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