Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #19: Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff
Expected Release: September 2013

Goodreads Synopsis
The mad Shōgun Yoritomo has been assassinated by the Stormdancer Yukiko, and the threat of civil war looms over the Shima Imperium. The Lotus Guild conspires to renew the nation’s broken dynasty and crush the growing rebellion simultaneously – by endorsing a new Shōgun who desires
nothing more than to see Yukiko dead.

Yukiko and the mighty thunder tiger Buruu have been cast in the role of heroes by the Kagé rebellion. But Yukiko herself is blinded by rage over her father’s death, and her ability to hear the thoughts of beasts is swelling beyond her power to control. Along with Buruu, Yukiko’s anchor is Kin, the rebel Guildsman who helped her escape from Yoritomo’s clutches. But Kin has his own secrets,
and is haunted by visions of a future he’d rather die than see realized.

Kagé assassins lurk within the Shōgun’s palace, plotting to end the new dynasty before it begins. A waif from Kigen’s 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 can defeat.

The ghosts of a blood-stained past.

What are you waiting for?


  1. I have book 1, but have yet to read it :) I'm really curious about the series! Great choice :)

    My WW!

  2. Oh, this sounds intense. I haven't heard of the series, so the synopsis to the second book is a bit confusing, but it sounds like something, I could like. Thanks for sharing!

    Our WoW

    Diana @ BookVenturers

  3. I still need to read the first book, but this series looks so good. She looks so fierce on that cover. Great pick!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

  4. I wonder if Cutie would like this? I hate suggesting super new books to him though. Most of the time, the talking books hasn't had time to record or catch up with the new releases...and of course many of the choices are for older adults. I'll still suggest it to him though. Thanks!

  5. Great pick! I'm just about to read Stormdancer so this one is definitely on my wishlist!

  6. This book looks so good! Great WoW pick :) I'm really excited for this one, I loved book #1!
    -Scott Reads It

  7. I'd read this for the cover art alone. Just brilliant!!


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