Friday, May 18, 2012

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

Back in Dystopian August 2011, one of the upcoming novels I previewed was STORMDANCER by fellow Apocalypies member Jay Kristoff (read preview interview).  I was excited by the premise then (dystopian/steampunk Japan!) and got even more interested when Jay shared the most amazing sentences from the book with us during our Apocalypsies Thursday chats. So yeah - now we get to see the cover!

Isn't it gorgeous? I want this on my shelf now.

Or perhaps you need to see a summary to be convinced? Here you go:

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.
STORMDANCER will be released September 18 in the US through Thomas Dunne books/St Martin’s Press.

Or perhaps to REALLY be convinced you want a giveaway? Well, I've got that too.  Just fill out this form by May 25th, 2012 at 11:59 pm CST to be entered to win an ARC of STORMDANCER. Open internationally!

Jay is also running a STORMDANCER Uber Giveaway on his own blog. For a chance to win another ARC and some other Stormdancer-y goodness (like so good even I plan to enter), click here for details. My question for the Uber Giveaway is: What color is the sky in Shima?


Jennifer A said...

Wow, that is such an amazing cover! So pretty!

Thanks for the chance to win a copy! :)

Zibilee said...

That is one wicked looking cover! I would love to see it in person.

roro said...

Thanks for the chance to win a copy! :)

Jasmine said...

The cover is beautiful. I have seen both the US and UK far, I like the US cover best. It is an intriguing story, from what I have read in the synopsis. My daughter and I are looking forward to reading this. Thank you for the giveaway!

Camilla P. said...

Amazing cover, really, and the story seems great. And since it's open internationally... I hope luck will be by my side xD

danya said...

Thanks for the giveaway! The cover really is quite breathtaking, very vivid. And the premise sounds promising!

Evie said...

This cover is gorgeous!
Thanks a lot for the chance to win this book :)

Ashley K said...

Thanks for the giveaway! The cover is awesome, and I can't wait to see the rest of the book!