stormdancer-rhb-new-fc2_1STORMDANCER is the first novel by Jay Kristoff and number one in his Lotus War trilogy. It’s an astounding and original fantasy set in a Japanese-inspired steampunk dystopia starring Yukiko, destined to be one of fantasy literature’s most inimitable, kick-ass, completely memorable protagonists. And did we mention the griffin?


Less from me and more from Patrick Rothfuss and Scott Westerfeld:


'What’s that? You say you’ve got a Japanese Steampunk novel with mythic creatures, civil unrest, and a strong female protagonist? I'm afraid I missed everything you said after "Japanese Steampunk”. That's all I really needed to hear.’ Patrick Rothfuss, THE NAME OF THE WIND and THE WISE MAN'S FEAR.

'With airships, demons, and lashings of revolutionary swordplay, this chi-fueled vision of a steampunk feudal Japanwill blow your split-toed socks off.' Scott Westerfeld, LEVIATHAN


Hear, hear gentlemen!


jay-kristoff1_1Readers will have to wait until 13th September (18th in the USA) to get hold of our beautiful hardback edition or to download the ebook in full. HOWEVER, we’ve teamed up with our cousins at to give you the first three chapters FOR FREE. Read them here.


And that’s not all. If you can’t wait until September, we’re offering 5 UK readers the chance to win a first-edition hardback. Tell us the name of Jay’s trilogy either by posting on his facebook wall or tweeting to @misterkristoff & @UKTor. We’ll select 5 winners on Tuesday 3rd July 2012. Despair not non-UK readers, Jay will be posting news of further international giveaways here:


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