Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (#18)


This week, my pre-publication selection is:

Expected Publication: September 18, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover, 336pp
Pre-Order: Barnes and Noble | Amazon

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.

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.

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.

My Thoughts: The cover that I used is actually the UK cover, I think. So when the US cover releases, I'll probably change the picture in this post to the new one. :) I just saw this book on Goodreads, and man does it sound epically awesome?! I'm beginning to love these Chinese/Japanese/Warrior type of books. And this is definitely on my list of "need this book now." ;P

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