Jay Kristoff - Author

About the Author

Jay Kristoff grew up in the most isolated capital city on earth and fled at his earliest convenience. He worked in 'creative advertising' for eleven years and has won several awards that nobody outside the advertising industry gives a tinker's cuss about. He is 6'7 , has approximately 13,870 days to live, and can demand whiskey in almost a dozen European languages. He lives in Melbourne with his wife and the world's laziest Jack Russell. Stormdancer is the first novel in the Lotus War series.

Featured books by Jay Kristoff

Stormdancer

Stormdancer

Author: Jay Kristoff Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2013

ONE GIRL AND A GRIFFIN AGAINST AN EMPIRE: A DYING LAND The Shima Imperium verges on collapse. Land and sky have been poisoned by clockwork industrialisation, the Lotus Guild oppresses the populace and the nation's Shogun is lost to his thirst for power. AN IMPOSSIBLE QUEST Yukiko and her warrior father are forced to hunt down a griffin at the Shogun's command. But any fool knows griffins are extinct -- and death will be the price of failure. A HIDDEN GIFT Disaster strikes and Yukiko is stranded in the wilderness with a fabled griffin, now furious and crippled. Although she hears his thoughts and saved his life, Yukiko knows he'd rather see her dead than help her. And discovery of the talent allowing them to communicate would mean her execution. Yet together, the pair will form an indomitable bond, and rise to challenge an empire.

Other books by Jay Kristoff

Nevernight

Nevernight

Author: Jay Kristoff Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2018

From New York Times bestselling author, Jay Kristoff, comes a dangerous new fantasy world and a heroine edged in darkness. WINNER OF THE THE AUREALIS AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY NOVEL Mia Corvere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death. Destined to destroy empires, the child raised in shadows made a promise on the day she lost everything: to avenge herself on those that shattered her world. But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, and Mia must become a weapon without equal. Before she seeks vengeance, she must seek training among the infamous assassins of the Red Church of Itreya. Inside the Church's halls, Mia must prove herself against the deadliest of opponents and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and daemons at the heart of a murder cult. The Church is no ordinary school. But Mia is no ordinary student. The Red Church is no ordinary school, but Mia is no ordinary student. The shadows love her. And they drink her fear.

LIFEL1K3

LIFEL1K3

Author: Jay Kristoff Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/07/2018

`Hey, you. Yes, you. Put this grimy, beautiful, devastating, hilarious, screaming, writhing, all-out post-apocalyptic girl-buddy-road-warrior-lost princess-techno-thriller in your face and read it right now. It is every kind of badass' Laini Taylor, NYT bestselling author of STRANGE THE DREAMER and the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy A thrilling new series from Jay Kristoff, internationally best-selling author of The Nevernight Chronicle and The Illuminae Files. It's just another day on the Scrap: lose the last of your credits at the WarDome, dodge the gangs and religious fanatics, discover you can destroy electronics with your mind, stumble upon the deadliest robot ever built... When Eve finds the ruins of an android boy named Ezekiel in the scrap pile she calls home, her entire world comes crashing down. With her best friend and her robotic sidekick in tow, she and Ezekiel will trek across deserts of irradiated glass, battle cyborg assassins, and scour abandoned megacities to save the ones she loves...and learn the dark secrets of her past.

Godsgrave

Godsgrave

Author: Jay Kristoff Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/06/2018

A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff. WINNER OF THE THE AUREALIS AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY NOVEL Conquer your fear, conquer the world Mia Corvere, destroyer of empires, has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry do not believe she has earned it. Her position is precarious, and she's still no closer to exacting revenge for the brutal death of her family. But after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia begins to suspect the motives of the Red Church itself. When it is announced that Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself into slavery for a chance to fulfill the promise she made on the day she lost everything. Upon the sands of the arena, Mia finds new allies, bitter rivals, and more questions about her strange affinity for the shadows. But as conspiracies unfold, secrets are revealed and the body count rises within the collegium walls, Mia will be forced to choose between her loyalties and her revenge.

LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike)

LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike)

Author: Jay Kristoff Format: eBook Release Date: 29/05/2018

From the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Illuminae Files comes the first book in a new series that's part Romeo and Juliet, part Terminator, and all adrenaline.On an island junkyard beneath a sky that glows with radiation, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap. Seventeen-year-old Eve isn't looking for trouble--she's too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she spent months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, she's on the local gangster's wanted list, and the only thing keeping her grandpa alive is the money she just lost to the bookies. Worst of all, she's discovered she can somehow destroy machines with the power of her mind, and a bunch of puritanical fanatics are building a coffin her size because of it. If she's ever had a worse day, Eve can't remember it. The problem is, Eve has had a worse day--one that lingers in her nightmares and the cybernetic implant where her memories used to be. Her discovery of a handsome android named Ezekiel--called a "e;Lifelike"e; because they resemble humans--will bring her world crashing down and make her question whether her entire life is a lie. With her best friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic sidekick Cricket in tow, Eve will trek across deserts of glass, battle unkillable bots, and infiltrate towering megacities to save the ones she loves...and learn the truth about the bloody secrets of her past.

Nevernight

Nevernight

Author: Jay Kristoff Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2018

"e;Nevernight - Das Spiel"e; ist der zweite Band der epischen Fantasy-Serie von "e;New York Times"e;-Bestseller-Autor Jay Kristoff.Die epische Rachegeschichte geht weiter. Nachdem Mia einen der Manner umgebracht hat, die fur die Zerstorung ihrer Familie verantwortlich sind, bleiben noch zwei uber: Kardinal Duomo und Konsul Scaeva. Beide sind jedoch vor der Offentlichkeit abgeschirmt und fur Mia unerreichbar. Schlimmer noch: Die Rote Kirche selbst scheint Scaeva zu schutzen ...Um an ihn heranzukommen, geht Mia ein groes Risiko ein: Sie kehrt der Kirche den Rucken und begibt sich selbst in die Sklaverei, um als Gladiatorin an den Groen Spielen in Gottesgrab teilzunehmen. Mia merkt schnell, dass sie diesmal zu weit gegangen ist, denn auf dem blutigen Sand der Arena gibt es keine Gnade und nur eine Regel: Ruhm und Ehre - oder Tod. "e;Nevernight - Das Spiel"e; ist bildgewaltige Fantasy fur die Leser von Anthony Ryan ("e;Das Lied des Blutes"e;), Patrick Rothfuss ("e;Der Name des Windes"e;), Sarah J. Maas ("e;Throne of Glass"e;) und Leigh Bardugo ("e;Das Lied der Krahen"e;).

Godsgrave

Godsgrave

Author: Jay Kristoff Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff. WINNER OF THE THE AUREALIS AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY NOVEL Conquer your fear, conquer the world Mia Corvere, destroyer of empires, has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry do not believe she has earned it. Her position is precarious, and she's still no closer to exacting revenge for the brutal death of her family. But after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia begins to suspect the motives of the Red Church itself. When it is announced that Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself into slavery for a chance to fulfill the promise she made on the day she lost everything. Upon the sands of the arena, Mia finds new allies, bitter rivals, and more questions about her strange affinity for the shadows. But as conspiracies unfold, secrets are revealed and the body count rises within the collegium walls, Mia will be forced to choose between her loyalties and her revenge.

Godsgrave

Godsgrave

Author: Jay Kristoff Format: eBook Release Date: 07/09/2017

Jay Kristoff is the award-winning author of THE LOTUS WAR, THE ILLUMINAE FILES and THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE. He is a winner of the Aurealis Award, nominee for the David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards, named in the Kirkus Best Teen Books list and published in a dozen countries, most of which he has never visited. Being the holder of an arts degree, he has no education to speak of.Jay is 6'7 and has approximately 13380 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.

Nevernight

Nevernight

Author: Jay Kristoff Format: eBook Release Date: 07/09/2017

Fom New York Times bestselling author, Jay Kristoff, comes a dangerous new fantasy world and a heroine edged in darkness.Mia Corvere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death.Destined to destroy empires, the child raised in shadows made a promise on the day she lost everything: to avenge herself on those that shattered her world.But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, and Mia must become a weapon without equal. Before she seeks vengeance, she must seek training among the infamous assassins of the Red Church of Itreya.Inside the Church's halls, Mia must prove herself against the deadliest of opponents and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and daemons at the heart of a murder cult.The Church is no ordinary school. But Mia is no ordinary student.

Nevernight

Nevernight

Author: Jay Kristoff Format: eBook Release Date: 24/08/2017

"e;Nevernight"e; ist der erste Roman einer neuen bildgewaltigen und epischen Fantasy-Serie von "e;New York Times"e;-Bestseller-Autor Jay Kristoff.In einer Welt mit drei Sonnen, in einer Stadt, gebaut auf dem Grab eines toten Gottes, sinnt eine junge Frau, die mit den Schatten sprechen kann, auf Rache.Mia Corvere kennt nur ein Ziel: Rache. Als sie noch ein kleines Madchen war, haben einige machtige Manner des Reiches - Francesco Duomo, Justicus Remus, Julius Scaeva - ihren Vater als Verrater an der Itreyanischen Republik hinrichten und ihre Mutter einkerkern lassen. Mia selbst entkam den Haschern nur knapp und wurde unter fremdem Namen vom alten Mercurio grogezogen, einem Antiquitatenhandler. Mercurio ist jedoch kein gewohnlicher Burger der Republik, er bildet Attentater fur einen Assassinenorden aus, die "e;Rote Kirche"e;. Und Mia ist auch kein gewohnliches Kind, sie ist eine Dunkelinn: Seit der Nacht, in der ihre Familie zerstort wurde, wird sie von einer Katze begleitet, die in ihrem Schatten lebt und sich von ihren Angsten nahrt. Mercurio bringt Mia vieles bei, doch um ihre Ausbildung abzuschlieen, muss sie sich auf den Weg zur geheimen Enklave der "e;Roten Kirche"e; machen, wo sie eine gefahrliche Prufung erwartet ...Nach dem zusammen mit Amie Kaufman verfassten Science-Fiction-Roman "e;Illuminae"e; ist "e;Nevernight"e; der neueste Geniestreich von Jay Kristoff: fur die Leser von Anthony Ryan, Patrick Rothfuss und Sarah J. Maas.

Kinslayer

Kinslayer

Author: Jay Kristoff Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2016

A SHATTERED EMPIRE The threat of civil war looms over the Shima Imperium. The Lotus Guild conspires to renew the nation's broken dynasty and crush the growing rebellion by endorsing a new Shogun who desires nothing more than to see Yukiko dead. A DARK LEGACY Yukiko and the mighty thunder tiger Buruu have been cast in the role of heroes. But Yukiko herself is blinded by rage over her father's death, and her ability to hear the thoughts of beasts. A GATHERING STORM Kage assassins lurk within the Shogun's palace, plotting to end the new dynasty before it begins. A new enemy gathers its strength. And across raging oceans, Yukiko and Buruu will face foes no katana or talon can defeat. The ghosts of a blood-stained past.

Gemina The Illuminae Files: Book 2

Gemina The Illuminae Files: Book 2

Author: Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/10/2016

Hanna Donnelly is the station captain's pampered daughter and Nik Malikov is the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. Together they struggle with the realities of life aboard the galaxy's most boring space station, blissfully unaware that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall with news of the Kerenza invasion. Picking up about five minutes after Illuminae ends, Gemina is the electrifying sequel to the hottest YA novel of 2015.

Nevernight

Nevernight

Author: Jay Kristoff Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/07/2016

From New York Times bestselling author, Jay Kristoff, comes a dangerous new fantasy world and a heroine edged in darkness. WINNER OF THE THE AUREALIS AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY NOVEL Mia Corvere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death. Destined to destroy empires, the child raised in shadows made a promise on the day she lost everything: to avenge herself on those that shattered her world. But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, and Mia must become a weapon without equal. Before she seeks vengeance, she must seek training among the infamous assassins of the Red Church of Itreya. Inside the Church's halls, Mia must prove herself against the deadliest of opponents and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and daemons at the heart of a murder cult. The Church is no ordinary school. But Mia is no ordinary student.

Illuminae The Illuminae Files: Book 1

Illuminae The Illuminae Files: Book 1

Author: Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/10/2015

Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment and Warner Bros are set to bring YA sci-fi novel Illuminae to the big screen. The year is 2575 and two mega-corporations are at war over a planet that's little more than an ice covered speck. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them Ezra and Kady have to make their escape on the evacuating fleet. But their troubles are just beginning. A deadly plague has broken out on one of the space ships and it is mutating with terrifying results. Their ships protection is seriously flawed. No one will say what is going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth its clear only one person can help her. Ezra. And the only problem with that is they split up before all this trouble started and she isn't supposed to be talking to him. A fantastically original, heart-stopping adventure where everything is definitely more dangerous than it seems.

Illuminae

Illuminae

Author: Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman Format: eBook Release Date: 22/10/2015

First, survive. Then tell the truth.The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet thats little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra who are barely even talking to each other are forced to fight their way onto one of the evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit. But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleets AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say whats really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, its clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore shed never speak to again!Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews and more Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth and the courage of everyday heroes

Endsinger

Endsinger

Author: Jay Kristoff Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2015

The final novel in the Lotus War Trilogy, following Stormdancer and Kinslayer. A TREMBLING EARTH 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. 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 force 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 Kage 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 will not do to keep her children by her side. An exciting, vivid conclusion to a critically acclaimed series, Endsinger is sure to have fans racing through the pages to savor every last revelation.

Last Stormdancer

Last Stormdancer

Author: Jay Kristoff Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2014

An original eNovella set in the world of the Lotus War before the events of Stormdancer . . .Your blood-red skies are filled with smoke. Your bleach-white histories with lies. You walk sleeping. Wake senseless. Breathing deep of toxic blooms and forgetting all that has gone before. But I remember. I remember when two brothers waged bloody war over the right to sit in their father's empty chair. I remember when the skies above Shima were not red, but blue. Filled with thunder tigers. I remember when they left you. And I remember why. Let me tell you, monkey-child . . .

Last Stormdancer

Last Stormdancer

Author: Jay Kristoff Format: eBook Release Date: 13/08/2013

An original eNovella set in the world of the Lotus War before the events of Stormdancer...Your blood-red skies are filled with smoke. Your bleach-white histories with lies. You walk sleeping. Wake senseless. Breathing deep of toxic blooms and forgetting all that has gone before. But I remember.I remember when two brothers waged bloody war over the right to sit in their father's empty chair. I remember when orphaned twins faced each other across a field of crimson and steel, the fate of the Shima Shogunate hanging in the poisoned sky between them.I remember when a blind boy stood before a court of storms and talons, armed only with a thin sword and a muttered prophecy and a desperate dream of saving the world.I remember when the skies above Shima were not red, but blue. Filled with thunder tigers. I remember when they left you. And I remember why. Let me tell you, monkey-child.

Stormdancer

Stormdancer

Author: Jay Kristoff Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2013

ONE GIRL AND A GRIFFIN AGAINST AN EMPIRE: A DYING LAND The Shima Imperium verges on collapse. Land and sky have been poisoned by clockwork industrialisation, the Lotus Guild oppresses the populace and the nation's Shogun is lost to his thirst for power. AN IMPOSSIBLE QUEST Yukiko and her warrior father are forced to hunt down a griffin at the Shogun's command. But any fool knows griffins are extinct -- and death will be the price of failure. A HIDDEN GIFT Disaster strikes and Yukiko is stranded in the wilderness with a fabled griffin, now furious and crippled. Although she hears his thoughts and saved his life, Yukiko knows he'd rather see her dead than help her. And discovery of the talent allowing them to communicate would mean her execution. Yet together, the pair will form an indomitable bond, and rise to challenge an empire.

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