AN EXTRAORDINARY GIRL STANDS UP TO DEFY AN EMPIRE
THE START OF THE LOTUS WAR TRILOGY IS A GRIPPING STEAMPUNK ADVENTURE WITH A PSEUDO-JAPANESE AESTHETIC
(The Lotus War, Book 1)
Genre: Historical Fantasy, Steampunk
Publisher: Tor UK
Format: Paperback, 465 Pages
Date: 13th September 2012
What do you do when a novel with a premise you find intriguing, garners numerous scathing reviews from book bloggers you follow, thereby putting you off reading it? In this particular instance, having noted that many of these bad reviews were actually, less than subtle, attacks on the author, I simply ignored the reviews and subsequently read the book. And what a good decision it proved to be; Stormdancer is an engrossing tale of one girl’s journey from reluctant, disdainful acceptance of the status quo, to becoming the focal point for armed rebellion against an oppressive empire.