“Waiting” on Wednesday: Stormdancer

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

Paperback: 352 pages
Publication date: September 1, 2012
Publisher: Tor UK
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Griffins are supposed to be extinct. So when Yukiko and her warrior father Masaru are sent to capture one for the Shogun, they fear that their lives are over. Everyone knows what happens to those who fail him, no matter how hopeless the task.

But the mission proves far less impossible, and far more deadly, than anyone expects – and soon Yukiko finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in her country’s last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled griffin for company. But trapped together in the forest, Yukiko and Buruu soon discover a friendship that neither of them expected.

Meanwhile, the country around them verges on the brink of collapse. A toxic fuel is slowly choking the land; the omnipotent, machine-powered Lotus Guild is publicly burning those they deem Impure; and the Shogun cares about nothing but his own dominion. Yukiko has always been uneasy in the shadow of power, when she learns the awful truth of what the Shogun has done, both to her country and to her own family she’s determined to do something about it.

Returning to the city, Yukiko and Buruu plan to make the Shogun pay for his crimes – but what can one girl and a flightless griffin do against the might of an empire?

Jay Kristoff described this book on his twitter as “telepathic samurai girls & griffins in steampunk feudal Japan”. Yup. Excited.

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

0 Replies to ““Waiting” on Wednesday: Stormdancer”

  1. Great choice, I’m really excited about this one too!

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  2. I am currently reading this one and so far, so good!

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  3. I’ve only heard good things about this one, so I’m sure it’s going to be great! It definitely sounds unique.

    1. Me too! Very excited to read this, hopefully the hype doesn’t kill it haha

  4. The bad thing about these WOW posts is discovering even more books that sound like interesting reads when I already have way too many books to read! 🙂 It’s fun though!

    1. I know what you mean! The list just gets longer and longer. But it’s totally worth it to find those nice gems of a book 😉

  5. Great pick! I’ve heard about this one and it sounds pretty good. I’m definitely going to have to check this one out. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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