It's great huh? You know the cherry blossom, the awesome font, the contrast between the dark colours of the badass chick ( w
ho looks like me on a Saturday night when I'm doing n**ja stuff) and the light background. And those symbols down the side of the cover which mean nothing to me right now but still look great!
HOWEVER - this cover? Pfffffft sorry UK but you got the short straw for this cover because the US one is completely A M A Z I N G! Can we get a A M A Z I N G? And another A M A Z I N G!
When I saw it I was like -
WITHOUT FURTHER ADO I PRESENT YOU WITH
the most beautiful cover that you'll ever see because I'm on the cover - legit THE US COVER FOR STORMDANCER -
ARE YOU PLURGING RAINBOWS TOO?
Isn't my tattoo sleeve totally badass?
What do you get when you combine Steampunk with Japanese Warrior Stuff? -
Some pretty awesome cover art A BADASS NOVEL.
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.
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.
STORMDANCER is released September 18th through Thomas Dunne books/St Martin’s Press
About Jay Kristoff * - ( I wrote him a new bio because the other one was boring!)
Jay Kristoff is a Australian Martian who helps old ladies across the street by day and writes YA books by night. He also slays dragons, teaches Irish dancing and plays the ukulele. On a good day you'll find him at home and on a bad day you'll find him at home. He's hobbies include reading Manga, watching Glee, baking cookies in the shape of Dinosaurs. He has a beard.
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*99% of that was made up MAYBE....
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