(The Lotus War #3)
by Jay Kristoff
Published: November 25, 2014
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.
First off, let me just say how gorgeous that cover is. I've read the first book in the series, Stormdancer, and really liked it (you can read my review HERE) but I have yet to read the sequel, Kinslayer. I've heard my favorite reviewers rave about it and read a hilarious description of the book by the author himself - check it out HERE. Nevertheless, I am so excited to to read the remaining two books in the trilogy - my copy is arriving in the mail in a couple of days!!! But here is a teaser for you guys to enjoy. And you may also get the audiobook for free from Audible!
*Jay Kristoff on Endsinger