The Lotus War

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168 ratings

Stormdancer Publisher's Summary

The first in an epic new fantasy series, introducing an unforgettable new heroine and a stunningly original dystopian steampunk world with a flavor of feudal Japan.

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 Shogun 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 Shogun 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 Shogun’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.

©2012 Jay Kristoff (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Stormdancer

    • The Lotus War, Book One
    • By: Jay Kristoff
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 638
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 602
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 600

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good first book, good listen

    • By Brad on 05-16-13

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Kinslayer

    • The Lotus War, Book Two
    • By: Jay Kristoff
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
    • Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265

    The mad Shogun 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 Shogun who desires nothing more than to see Yukiko dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent sequel

    • By Randall James Andrews on 12-28-14

    Regular price: $34.94

  • Book 3

    • Endsinger

    • The Lotus War, Book Three
    • By: Jay Kristoff
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
    • Length: 21 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217

    As civil war sweeps across the Shima Imperium, the Lotus Guild unleashes their deadliest creation - a mechanical goliath, intended to unite the shattered Empire under a yoke of fear. Yukiko and Buruu are forced to take leadership of the rebellion, gathering new allies and old friends. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Epic Finale

    • By Nikita on 04-26-16

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Endsinger

    • By: Jay Kristoff
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The flames of civil war sweep across the Shima Imperium. Blood turns against blood as the Dragon and Fox clans compete for the empty throne. The traitor Kin walks the halls of Guild power, his destiny only a bloody knife stroke away. 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.

    Regular price: $27.81

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