Ah, monkey children, you’re in for a treat today!
Today we’re participating in Jay Kristoff’s cover reveal for the final book in his epic feudal Japan-inspired steampunk fantasy series The Lotus Wars. I’m a huge fan of both the books and the affable author (here’s my Stormdancer review and our hilarious interview with Buruu), so we’re excited to help unveil the fantastic artwork for Endsinger, which will be released in September 2014.
Are you ready?
Are you as excited as we are?
Prepare to try to climb into your computer screens to get a closer look, because this beauty is GORGEOUS.
Ahhhh! Do you see the cuts on Yukiko’s determined face and the blood on her hands? What is this epic land-sky battle we see in the distance? WANT WANT WANT, I WANTS IT NOW.
This goes so well with the stunning artwork of the previous two novels, but I think this one might be my favorite.
As you probably know, there will be no ARCs available for Endsinger since this is the final volume, but the author is giving away signed books and all kinds of other goodies! All you need to do is
- visit Jay Kristoff’s website for details
- collect all the questions from the different stops on today’s tour
- and send in your answers to the author.
The Midnight Garden’s question is:
by Jay Kristoff
A TREMBLING EARTH
The flames of civil war sweep across the Shima Imperium. With their plans to renew the Kazumitsu dynasty foiled, the Lotus Guild unleash their deadliest creation—a mechanical goliath known as the Earthcrusher, intended to unite the shattered Empire under a yoke of fear. With the Tiger Clan and their puppet Daimyo Hiro in tow, the Guild marches toward a battle for absolute dominion over the Isles.
A BROKEN REBELLION
Yukiko and Buruu are forced to take leadership of the Kagé rebellion, gathering new allies and old friends in an effort to unite the country against the chi-mongers. But the ghosts of Buruu’s past stand between them and the army they need, and Kin’s betrayal has destroyed all trust among their allies. When a new foe joins the war tearing the Imperium apart, it will be all the pair can do to muster the strength to fight, let alone win.
A FINAL BATTLE
The traitor Kin walks the halls of Guild power, his destiny only a bloody knife-stroke away. Hana and Yoshi struggle to find their place in a world now looking to them as heroes. Secret cabals within the Lotus Guild claw and struggle; one toward darkness, the other toward light. And as the earth splits asunder, as armies destroy each other for rule over an empire of lifeless ash and the final secret about blood lotus is revealed, the people of Shima will learn one last, horrifying truth.
There is nothing a mother won’t do to keep her children by her side.
Endsinger, the final book in the Lotus War series, will be released on September 14, 2014.