Kinslayer is Book Two in Jay Kristoff's critically acclaimed Lotus War series that began with Stormdancer, featuring an unforgettable heroine and a stunningly original Japanese dystopian steampunk world A SHATTERED EMPIRE The mad Shōgun Yoritomo has been assassinated by the Stormdancer Yukiko,... show more
Kinslayer is Book Two in Jay Kristoff's critically acclaimed Lotus War series that began with Stormdancer, featuring an unforgettable heroine and a stunningly original Japanese dystopian steampunk world A SHATTERED EMPIRE The mad Shōgun Yoritomo has been assassinated by the Stormdancer Yukiko, and the threat of civil war looms over the Shima Imperium. The toxic blood lotus flower continues to ravage the land, the deadlands splitting wider by the day. The machine-worshippers of the Lotus Guild conspire 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.A DARK LEGACY 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. A GATHERING STORMKagé 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.
Publish date: September 17th 2013
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Young Adult Fantasy
, Asian Literature
Series: The Lotus War (#2)
This second part of the Lotus War was much easier to get into than its predecessor, though some parts still dragged a little, I found myself not wanting to put this book down (but hey, we all have to sleep sometime).There was some predictability, some twists and, a few slaps in the face just to keep...
Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff Book 2 of The Lotus War trilogy **Because this is the second book in the series, there will likely be some information in this review that will give away pertinent information in the first book. Continue at your own risk, or skip this review until you've read both books. ...
Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff Book 2 of The Lotus War trilogy I really feel awkward being one of the dissenters in the whole Lotus Wars trilogy fan-love here, but to be totally honest, this book just felt like a long, drawn-out hot mess. Either that, or it's just me and I just didn't really get what wa...
Not bad but didn't really pull me in or make me care enough about the characters, I wanted more of Hana than anyone else but overall it left me feeling a little underwhelmed.
Kinslayer took me a while to read and I have no idea why. It is a really good book, but it just was not grabbing as much as I wanted it to. The book is clearly building up to a big finale. There's a lot that happens in this book to set up for that and introducing new plotlines as we go. A lot doe...