Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff Cover Reveal

Book Nerd Cover Reveal

The mad Shōgun Yoritomo has been assassinated by the Stormdancer Yukiko, and the threat of civil war looms over the Shima Imperium. The Lotus Guild conspires to renew the nation’s broken dynasty and crush the growing rebellion simultaneously - by endorsing a new Shōgun who desires nothing more than to see Yukiko dead.

Yukiko and the mighty thunder tiger Buruu have been cast in the role of heroes by the Kagé rebellion. But Yukiko herself is blinded by rage over her father’s death, and her ability to hear the thoughts of beasts is swelling beyond her power to control. Along with Buruu, Yukiko’s anchor is Kin, the rebel Guildsman who helped her escape from Yoritomo’s clutches. But Kin has his own secrets, and is haunted by visions of a future he’d rather die than see realized.

Kagé assassins lurk within the Shōgun’s palace, plotting to end the new dynasty before it begins. A waif from Kigen’s gutters begins a friendship that could undo the entire empire. A new enemy gathers its strength, readying to push the fracturing Shima imperium into a war it cannot hope to survive. And across raging oceans, amongst islands of black glass, Yukiko and Buruu will face foes no katana or talon can defeat.

The ghosts of a blood-stained past.

Kinslayer will be releasing in September 17, 2013.
You can pre-order Kinslayer at the following Retailers:

UK Cover

Here is your Uber Quiz Question
Name Yukiko’s winged best friend and companion?

Jay Kristoff is a tragic nerd, but has spent the last ten years dumping expeez into his Intimidation stat, and now nobody is brave enough to say it to his face. He grew up in the second most isolated capital city on earth and fled at his earliest convenience, although he’s been known to trek back for weddings of the particularly nice and funerals of the particularly wealthy. He spent most of his formative years gathered around dimly-lit tables rolling polyhedral dice. Being the holder of an Arts degree, he has no education to speak of.

Jay prostituted his writing arm in the soulless crack-house of advertising for over ten years. He’s hocked petrol guzzling monstrosities to sexually inadequate men, salty condiments to schoolchildren, and toilet paper to anyone with a bottom. He has won several awards nobody outside the advertising industry gives a toss about.

Jay’s debut novel, STORMDANCER, a Japanese-inspired steampunk fantasy, will be published by PanMacMillan/St Martin’s Press/Tor UK in 2012 as the first installment of THE LOTUS WAR trilogy.

Jay is 6’7" and has approximately 13870 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell.

He has a sweet beard.

He does not believe in happy endings.

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  1. I adore these covers! I think I like the font of the UK version more but the US version is just epic overall.

  2. Oh I loved the first book and the US covers rule! But I'm a huge lover of illustrated covers and anime type styles. hehe

  3. must haz the precious. must read the precious.

  4. I really like it, especially with all the green! I am not fond of the UK cover but the US one is GORGEOUS!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  5. I love the US covers for this series. They are epic!!

    ~ Yvonne

  6. They're both pretty but I agree that the US cover is a bit more polished. :)

  7. Those covers are so pretty especially the US cover. :D

  8. I like the US cover. The color and intensity are amazing. The UK is also nice, but lacks the power of the other.

  9. I love the US covers. They remind me of mangas.