A DYING LAND
The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; an island nation once rich in tradition and myth, now decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, the land is choked with toxic pollution, and the great spirit animals that once roamed its wilds have departed forever.
AN IMPOSSIBLE QUEST
The hunters of Shima's imperial court are charged by their Shōgun to capture a thunder tiger – a legendary creature, half-eagle, half-tiger. But any fool knows the beasts have been extinct for more than a century, and the price of failing the Shōgun is death.
A HIDDEN GIFT
Yukiko is a child of the Fox clan, possessed of a talent that if discovered, 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.
Hardcover, USA Edition (1st Edition), 336 pagesExpected publication: September 18th 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books
Well, I am dying to read this book. I really am. See, Jay is awesome. I adore him. One of the people I like most on twitter. :) He is just really cool. And when I first heard of this book a few weeks ago I knew I needed it. I am dying to read it. First, the cover is perfect. PERFECT. And the summary is so damn good! Sigh. I need this book. I have a feeling I will love it to pieces. :)
What are you waiting for?
(Also: What cover is your favorite? US or UK? :D I love both. <3 but mostly US.)