These aren’t exactly cover buys. I have read Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff @misterkristoff and enjoyed it very much. I wanted to read the rest of the series, but my library didn’t have them. Book Outlet had an incredible summer sale and when I saw the whole set was there, I snatched them up! But the covers though! I loved the details of Yukiko’s tattoo on her arm on the first one. Really gorgeous cover art! Also, Jay Kristoff! 🙂
If you’re curious about this series, here’s the summary for Stormdancer from Goodreads:
A DYING LAND
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.
AN IMPOSSIBLE QUEST
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.
A HIDDEN GIFT
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.
Um, a steampunk Asian fantasy inspired by Japan’s shogun era? With a bad ass main female character? YES PLEASE. I’m SO excited to get back into this series!