Lotus Wars #2
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Hardcover / e-Book
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Kinslayer is Book Two in Jay Kristoff's critically acclaimed
Lotus War series that began with Stormdancer, featuring an
unforgettable heroine and a stunningly original Japanese
dystopian steampunk world
A SHATTERED EMPIRE
The mad Shōgun Yoritomo has been assassinated by the
Stormdancer Yukiko, and the threat of civil war looms over
the Shima Imperium. The toxic blood lotus flower continues
to ravage the land, the deadlands splitting wider by the
day. The machine-worshippers of the Lotus Guild conspire to
renew the nation├»┬┐┬Żs broken dynasty and crush the growing
rebellion simultaneously - by endorsing a new Shōgun
desires nothing more than to see Yukiko dead.
A DARK LEGACY
Yukiko and the mighty thunder tiger Buruu have been cast in
the role of heroes by the Kag├»┬┐┬Ż rebellion. But Yukiko
is blinded by rage over her father├»┬┐┬Żs death, and her
to hear the thoughts of beasts is swelling beyond her power
to control. Along with Buruu, Yukiko├»┬┐┬Żs anchor is Kin, the
rebel Guildsman who helped her escape from Yoritomo├»┬┐┬Żs
clutches. But Kin has his own secrets, and is haunted by
visions of a future he├»┬┐┬Żd rather die than see realized.
A GATHERING STORM
Kag├»┬┐┬Ż assassins lurk within the Shōgun├»┬┐┬Żs palace,
end the new dynasty before it begins. A waif from Kigen├»┬┐┬Żs
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
The ghosts of a blood-stained past.
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