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The Last Stormdancer

The Last Stormdancer

The Lotus War

Jay Kristoff

Thomas Dunne Books

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An original eNovella set in the world of the Lotus War before the events of Stormdancer...



Your blood-red skies are filled with smoke. Your bleach-white histories with lies. You walk sleeping. Wake senseless. Breathing deep of toxic blooms and forgetting all that has gone before. But I remember.

I remember when two brothers waged bloody war over the right to sit in their father's empty chair. I remember when orphaned twins faced each other across a field of crimson and steel, the fate of the Shima Shogunate hanging in the poisoned sky between them.

I remember when a blind boy stood before a court of storms and talons, armed only with a thin sword and a muttered prophecy and a desperate dream of saving the world.

I remember when the skies above Shima were not red, but blue. Filled with thunder tigers. I remember when they left you. And I remember why. Let me tell you, monkey-child.

Praise for The Last Stormdancer

“The innovative setting, fast-moving plot, vivid descriptions, and thrilling action scenes make this a refreshing addition to the steampunk canon.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review on Stormdancer

“Soars higher than the arashitora Kristoff writes about; superb.” —Kirkus, starred review on Stormdancer

“[A] fast-paced, fantastical adventure [that] is sharp as a Shogun's sword.” —The LA Times on Stormdancer

“What's that? You say you've got a Japanese Steampunk novel with mythic creatures, civil unrest, and a strong female protagonist? I'm afraid I missed everything you said after "Japanese Steampunk." That's all I really needed to hear.” —Patrick Rothfuss, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear on Stormdancer

“With airships, demons, and lashings of revolutionary swordplay, this chi-fueled vision of a steampunk feudal Japan will blow your split-toed socks off.” —Scott Westerfeld, New York Times bestselling author of Leviathan on Stormdancer

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Jay Kristoff

JAY KRISTOFF grew up in the 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. Being the holder of an Arts degree, he has no education to speak of. He is the award-winning author of THE ILLUMINAE FILES and THE GODSGRAVE CHRONICLES, among other tiles.

He is 6'7 and has approximately 13,870 days to live. He lives in Melbourne with his wife, and the world's laziest Jack Russell Terrier.

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