Friday, May 18, 2012

Cover reveal: Stormdander (US cover)

Maybe most of you know already (and if you don't then shame on you!) about the cover reveal of the US edition of Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff.

First, I fell in love with the UK cover (which I will show you at the end of this post so you can see it and droll) because is absolutely gorgeous. And then I read the blurb... and I fell in love again.
So I just had to find out who was the author... and he is so freaking cool!!! Let me tell you, just by reading his posts you can tell he is funny and original. One of those guys you can be friends with and enjoy their company.

But anywho, going back to the cover reveal (because that's why you are here) scroll down...

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Behold the US cover!


Stormdancer
by Jay Kristoff
Release Date: 1st September, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Series: The Lotus War #1

Official Blurb:

A DYING LAND
The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, land choked with toxic pollution, wildlife ravaged by mass extinctions.

AN IMPOSSIBLE QUEST
The hunters of Shima's imperial court are charged by their Shōgun to capture a thunder tiger – a legendary beast, half-eagle, half-tiger. But any fool knows thunder tigers have been extinct for more than a century, and the price of failing the Shōgun is death.

A SIXTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL
Yukiko is a child of the Fox clan, possessed of a hidden gift that 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.


Do I love it? You can bet I do! I think at the end I'm going to buy both editions so I can have these beauties near me. On top of that the awesome Jason Chan actually did this cover (and I know him for his work doing the covers of Theatre Illuminata series which are beautiful to say the least).

And just so you know if you click HERE and go to Jay's website you will find an AMAZING giveaway going on right now (very similar to a Scavenger Hunt) so don't forget to pass by.

But before you go here is the UK cover in case you want to see it too: