Today on my blog I have the Ensinger Blog Tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, review, favorites post, and giveaway.
A TREMBLING EARTH
The flames of civil war sweep across the Shima Imperium. With their plans to renew the Kazumitsu dynasty foiled, the Lotus Guild unleash their deadliest creation—a mechanical goliath known as the Earthcrusher, intended to unite the shattered Empire under a yoke of fear. With the Tiger Clan and their puppet Daimyo Hiro in tow, the Guild marches toward a battle for absolute dominion over the Isles.
A BROKEN REBELLION
Yukiko and Buruu are forced to take leadership of the Kagé rebellion, gathering new allies and old friends in an effort to unite the country against the chi-mongers. 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. When a new foe joins the war tearing the Imperium apart, it will be all the pair can do to muster the strength to fight, let alone win.
A FINAL BATTLE
The traitor Kin walks the halls of Guild power, his destiny only a bloody knife-stroke away. Hana and Yoshi struggle to find their place in a world now looking to them as heroes. Secret cabals within the Lotus Guild claw and struggle; one toward darkness, the other toward light. 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.
There is nothing a mother won't do to keep her children by her side.
I have no words for this book as none of them will do justice to this trilogy. It’s just that good. It has everything in it and I do mean everything. It has mystery, romance, betrayal and heartbreak and then you add in the amazing world that Jay as created and it’s just absolute perfection! I won’t tell you anything about this book as I just can’t and believe me I have tried to write this review for 2 weeks and every time I am just at a loss for words. But I will tell you to be prepared to have your heart ripped out and to have tissue ready because you will need it. I can’t wait to do a re-read of this Amazing world. 5/5 Bloody Fangs
Jay Kristoff is the award-winning author of THE LOTUS WAR trilogy, a Japanese-inspired steampunk fantasy published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press & Tor UK. Part 3, ENDSINGER, will be released in November 2014. He's also co-author of the upcoming ILLUMINAE (with Amie Kaufman), a YA Sci-Fi... thing, to be released by Knopf/Random House in 2015.
Jay is 6’7 and has approximately 13520 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell.
He does not believe in happy endings.
Your favorite guy/girl characters from your books, including random facts about them.
Favorite girl character – Michi.
Michi was orphaned when the people in her village tried to rebel against the government, and she’s hated authority ever since. She’s an expert with a sword, and can kill just about anything that looks at her funny. She’s fierce and uncompromising, but she has a very tender, thoughtful side too, and she’s honestly working to make the lives of other people better. She kicks ass.
Favorite guy character – Yoshi
Yoshi’s boyfriend was killed in KINSLAYER, and he’s consumed by a thirst for revenge. But at the same time, he loves his sister deeply, and would do anything to protect her. He goes on a huge journey in ENDSINGER, both spiritually and physically, and he discovers who he really is in the end of the book. I love his story arc, I love the way he speaks and moves, I love his rage and his wit. And I love the ending I gave him. It feels 100% right.
Honorable mention – Buruu.
Because he’s Buruu!
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Jay for letting me review your book and say Thank You to Jean BookNerd for letting me participate in this blog tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.