Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff 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:


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Name Yukiko’s winged best friend and companion?

Photo Content from Jay Kristoff

Jay Kristoff is the award-winning author of THE LOTUS WAR trilogy, a Japanese-inspired steampunk fantasy published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press & Tor UK. Part 3, ENDSINGER, will be released in November 2014. He's also co-author of the upcoming ILLUMINAE (with Amie Kaufman), a YA Sci-Fi... thing, to be released by Knopf/Random House in 2015.

Jay is 6’7 and has approximately 13520 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell.

He does not believe in happy endings.



  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.