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Monday, August 6, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays (47): Stormdancer

Teaser a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; an island nation once rich in tradition and myth, now decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, the land is choked with toxic pollution, and the great spirit animals that once roamed its wilds have departed forever. 
The hunters of Shima's imperial court are charged by their Shōgun to capture a thunder tiger – a legendary creature, half-eagle, half-tiger. But any fool knows the beasts 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 talent that if discovered, 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.

(The Lotus War #1)
Jay Kristoff

The first demon's laughter reminded her of screaming children, burning on Guild pyres in the Market Square. Its wounded comrade growled in a dark, backward tongue, stalking forward and raising its sword to end her. (eARC, location 33)


Amber at The Musings of ALMYBNENR said...

That is very descriptive and horrific. Sounds like a dark book...I like dark, but I'm not sure this one is for me. I hope you're enjoying it!


Amy said...

Great teaser!! I am going to be reading this one soon!

Anna @ Literary Exploration said...

This one looks like it's going to be an awesome read!! Love that teaser :D Thanks for sharing!!

Anna @ Literary Exploration

Becky said...

I have heard many things about this book. Great teaser.

My Teaser

Unknown said...

I just got this off of Netgalley! Can't wait to read it! :)

Here's mine!

Dazzling Mage said...

Woah! That is! Great teaser!