STORMDANCER by Jay Kristoff

Book 1: THE LOTUS WAR

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.

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DID NOT FINISH SO...

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Naughty Little Tidbits: Disturbing Behaviour, Disrespect Rules/Laws, Gambling

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Teenagers?No
Adults?No

Comments: This book was painful. How can a description be so intriguing, an execution so disappointing? Besides the stellar lack of writing prowess, there were tons of curse words and drug use. I hate to be this critical of any fellow author but here it is, this book is not worth anyone's time. (I have a sick stick-to-it-ness and I just couldn't do it.)

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