Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Pages no: 336
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
Maybe closer to 3.5 stars, because the historic inaccuracies and confusion of Japanese and Chinese culture are extremely problematic, but a really great main character and a very strong end. Review to come.Update 8/26Read This Review & More Like It At Ageless Pages ReviewsIt’s not often that a steam...
Not a huge fan of the world building in this story, but once the heroine and her gryphon find each other, I was on a gravy train with biscuit wheels. The heavy application of Japanese trappings layered on top of a dark, hopeless, nominally steam-punk world wasn't to my taste, but I'll be back for m...
Actual Rating: 1.5Giving this book 1.5 stars is painful, I wanted to like it so much but so many things got in the way of our love. In the end this book and I where not meant to be. The descriptions where over the top and distracted me from the main point of the story. I had problems with the way th...
I just noticed the cover for this book. What Yukiko was holding is a katana, as far as I could see. BUT her sword was supposed to be a tanto. >_< A much shorter sword than a katana. Contained unmarked spoilers.4 stars. Yep. I'm giving it 4 stars cause the story really deserves it. I know, I should e...
This novel is incredibly hard for me to review without giving away spoilers, but I will do my best.Set in steampunk Japan, Stormdancer follows Yukiko on her journey with her father to capture an Arashitora, an legendary eagle/tiger hybrid that is long believed to be extinct, for their insane Shogun....