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Browsing all articles tagged with Jay Kristoff.

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
4.5

“A girl like you has no place in this sort of business.” “Believe me, Captain,” Mia replied. “You’ve never met a girl like me.” Jay Kristoff’s Godsgrave, the second book in the Nevernight Chronicles, is not an easy book to review. This isn’t because the book isn’t outstanding – it is. You should buy it. […]

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David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Legend Award

David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Legend Award 

Arthur had his sword in the stone. The Legend award has its axe on the podium. Snaga the Sender. The Blades of no Return. The axe of Druss the Legend, himself. And the prize of the peoples’ champion, whomever they choose. Because Legends are not born – they are made. The Legend award, one of […]

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Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
4.5

If you read the Harry Potter series and thought, “This is a pleasant little story and all, but I just wish everyone at Hogwarts was a blood-thirsty sociopath and the instructors should stop wasting everyone’s time with all these pointless classes and just teach the students how to f— and kill one another.” Then I’ve […]

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Cover Reveal for Jay Kristoff’s “Nevernight”

Cover Reveal for Jay Kristoff’s “Nevernight” 

I’ve been a huge fan of Jay Kristoff’s since reading Stormdancer back in 2012. Admittedly, the themes of Japan, Martial Arts, Fantasy, Mythical Creatures and Technology pretty much answered my prayers… but the writing style, the kick ass characters, the fun and keep-you-guessing plot were surely enjoyed by most fantasy readers too. Of course, I’ve […]

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Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – Cover Reveal

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – Cover Reveal 

Wayyyyyyyyyyy back in 2012 I was lucky enough to be sent an advanced copy of a strange fantasy/martial arts/steampunk-hybrid called Stormdancer. I enjoyed that book and gave it a favourable review, but the beautiful prose, the complex story, the kickass female lead and Jay Kristoff’s seamless ability to merge/cross genres led me to believe he would go on […]

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
4

Illuminae was a good time from beginning to end. The plot itself is fairly straightforward – teenagers break up, teenagers’ planet gets invaded, teenagers barely escape onto improvised evacuation ships with a fraction of their population, teenagers are on separate ships, rogue AI (maybe), plague, hacking, and conscription, and it’s all in SPACE! If you’ve […]

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Jay Kristoff Interview

Jay Kristoff Interview 

Hey all you Factioners! I had the amazing opportunity to talk to Jay Kristoff about the finale for his Japanese steampunk series The Lotus War. If you haven’t heard about these books yet you should do yourself a favor and pick up Stormdancer. There are plenty of mythic creatures, civil unrest, and a strong female […]

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Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff

Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff
4

Kinslayer is Jay Kristoff’s latest installment in his Lotus War series. The story picks up not long after the end of Stormdancer, Shogun Yoritomo is dead at the hands of our hero Yukiko, the empire is in turmoil as to who will be the successor, and the Kage still lurk in the shadows – intent […]

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The Pros and Cons of Worldbuilding Using Unfamiliar Cultures

The Pros and Cons of Worldbuilding Using Unfamiliar Cultures 

When I decided I wanted to try my hand at writing a steampunk novel, I gave myself a few provisos. The first was that I’d avoid the rose-colored goggles point of view. Many SP authors instil the transition from rural to industrial age with a sense of wonder, and portray the machine as some kind […]

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Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff – Review

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff – Review
3.75

Being a Martial Artist, when I saw the cover of Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff my jaw dropped. Then, flipping the book over, I saw the following testimonial from Patrick Rothfuss and was completely sold on it: ‘What’s this? A Japanese Steampunk novel with mythical creatures and a strong female protagonist? Yeah, I’m all over that. […]

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