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Wed
May 15 2013 2:00pm

Jason Chan and Jay Kristoff Reveal the Cover of Kinslayer

Jay Kristoff Jason Chan Cover Reveal KinslayerSo today, we launch the cover for Kinslayer, part 2 of my Lotus War trilogy. I honestly thought there was no way our illustrator Jason Chan could top his cover for Stormdancer. Almighty Zeus, I was wrong. When Lucas wrote midi-chlorians he wasn’t as wrong as I was... actually, no, who am I kidding? Anyway, after apologizing to Jason for my lack of faith, I asked him along today to talk about the evolution of the cover design, because I’m really only capable of drooling like a 3 year old when I look at this thing. So awaaaaaay he goes.

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Fri
Jun 29 2012 10:00am
Excerpt

Stormdancer (Excerpt)

Jay Kristoff

We invite you to take a peek at Jay Kristoff’s upcoming Japanese steampunk adventure Stormdancer, out from St. Martin’s Press on 9/18 and Tor UK on 9/13. (And take a look at the cover art process post here!)

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

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...

[Read the first four chapters of Stormdancer]

Fri
May 18 2012 1:00pm

The Cover Reveal for New Steampunk Novel Stormdancer

The cover for Jay Kristoff’s Stormdancer

This is the cover for my debut novel Stormdancer. I love it like Westley loved Buttercup. Like Han loved Leia. Like Jaime loved Cersei. No… wait, ewwww….

As far as I know, the secret behind a good cover seems to be “hire a good illustrator and get the frak out of the way,” but I’m not sure I can pad that out to 800 words, so I’ve asked the stonkingly talented illustrator behind Stormdancer’s cover, Mr. Jason Chan, to help out.

[ROUND 1 FIGHT]