Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cover Reveal: Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff + giveaway

You may remember how much I enjoyed STORMDANCER - so obvs I'm pumped for KINSLAYER and this cover reveal.

The following summary of KINSLAYER has spoilers for STORMDANCER so read at your own risk:

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.

The US cover:

The UK cover:

Jay is also doing a quiz! So if you answer my question over at his blog, you just might win something incredibly fabulous. 

3. What kind of animal is Buruu?

Want a chance to read KINSLAYER early? Enter via this form by May 29, 2013 at 11:59 pm CST. US only.


Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

The US cover is much cooler, just like last time, but I'll be getting the UK one, I'm afraid. Ah, well, as long as I get what's inside, I'm happy.
I was just talking to a friend last night - about Kinslayer, among other things - and we both expressed our enthusiasm several times. :)
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

These covers are so amazing. Jay hit the designer jackpot!

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Hi Lenore! I am a huge fan of this series! So happy to see the cover reveal on your blog today! I cannot wait to read the next book. I am actually leaning toward the UK cover this time, but they are both great! Thanks for sharing!

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

The google doc doesn't seem to be working to enter the giveaway :(

Tabitha (Pabkins) said...

Oh the first book was so flipping awesome! I love these covers...course I love the US cover more...just more cohesive in my mind you know? Wicked sweet beard haha!

G. Donald Cribbs said...

I remember reading the first book and my heart clenching and unclenching all the way to the very last line of the last page. Talk about an epic ending! It made me refill my inhaler prescription. I nearly had an asthma attack. I cannot wait to read book two. KINSLAYER looks amazing! Thank you for the chance to win. @gdcribbs