Today I am so excited to be hosting a stop on the Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff blog tour. If you haven't heard of it, I have to ask what rock you have been living under these last few months! Stormdancer has taken the YA book community by errrr... storm. My stop on the tour is featuring an excerpt from the novel (actually the entire first chapter!) as well as a giveaway of a hardcover copy of Stormdancer. First, here's a little bit about the book:
Stormdancer (The Lotus War #1)
by Jay Kristoff
to be published September 18th 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books
A DYING LAND
The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; an island nation once rich in tradition and myth, now decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, the land is choked with toxic pollution, and the great spirit animals that once roamed its wilds have departed forever.
AN IMPOSSIBLE QUEST
The hunters of Shima’s imperial court are charged by their Shōgun to capture a thunder tiger—a legendary creature, half-eagle, half-tiger. But any fool knows the beasts 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 talent that if discovered, 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.
How epic is that first chapter right? Talk about starting off with a bang! Now that I have wet your appetite for the novel here is a chance to win a hardcover copy for yourself.
This giveaway is open to US/Canada only (sorry international readers) and all you have to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter below!
To see all of the other great stops on this tour