24 May 2012

Cover Reveal: Stormdancer

Recently the cover for Stormdancer, the first in this Japanese Steampunk series, has been released to the public. I think the cover is beautiful and gives a better idea of what the book is about compared to the UK cover, but I think the UK cover is a bit more public transport friendly. I am so excited to read this book, I hope it's as good as it looks!

Title: Stormdancer
Author: Jay Kristoff
Published: 18th September 2012
Publisher: Thomas Dunne books/St Martin’s PressSeries: The Lotus War #1

And the previously released UK cover -

The Shima Imperium is verging on the brink of environmental collapse; decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshippers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, land choked with toxic pollution, wildlife ravaged by mass extinctions.
The hunters of the 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. - From Goodreads

So what do you think. Do you prefer one cover over the other and are you excited for this? Japanese lore and Steampunk, can this book live up to the hype?

1 comment:

  1. Heh heh - I like the testimonial on the front!

    Bug @ STYLEoverSENSE