Friday, November 1, 2013

Dragonfly Warrior is steampunk fantasy awesomeness like you've never seen before

This is the fantastic cover for Jay Noel's debut novel, Dragonfly Warrior. I think the art is incredible and captures the steampunk fantasy feel for the story. I've been reading an Advanced Reader Copy, and it's easily one of the best books I've come across this year. Now, here's a little more about this fine book that I hope all of you will mark "to read" on goodreads :).
Dragonfly Warrior Blurb:
The Mechanica Wars: Savage Machines Are Afoot...
At the age of sixteen, Kanze Zenjiro's bloody footprints mark the bodies of those who stood in his way to protect the throne of Nihon. Now, the tyrannical Iberian Empire is bent on destroying his kingdom, and they send their steam-powered giants and iron spiders against him.
Zen embarks on a quest that takes him on the most dangerous journey of his life. To succeed, Zen must live up to his nickname, the Dragonfly Warrior, and kill all his enemies with only a sword and a pair of six-guns. He is called upon to somehow survive a test of faith and loyalty in a world so cruel and merciless, it borders on madness.
Book Information: Dragonfly Warrior is a steampunk adventure like no other. It's a dynamic mix of Asian and European mythology, the Wild West, martial arts, traditional fantasy, and high powered steam action that will keep you turning the pages.
Dragonfly Warrior is the first book of The Mechanica Wars, and will debut on January 6, 2014.
Author Bio:
After doing some freelance writing and editing for more than a dozen years, Jay decided to stop procrastinating and pursue his dream of being a novelist. He's been blogging for over eight years, and even had a comedy podcast syndicated all over the internet. All of that was fun, but all the steampunk-inspired stories in his head just wouldn't leave him alone. Jay spends his days working in medical sales, but he can be found toiling over his laptop late at night when all is quiet.
He draws inspiration from all over: H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Shakespeare, Ray Bradbury, Douglas Adams, and Isaac Asimov.
And Jay loves cookies.
Jay Noel's website: www.jaynoel.com

26 comments:

  1. At least you remembered to post this today. d'oh.

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  2. Dude... I think it would be SO hard to write Steampunk... huge props to Jay! And proud of him for living the dream. So exciting...

    And why am I saying "Dude" again? It's crept back into my lingo!

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  3. I've seen this cover everywhere today. Amazing art.

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  4. I agree Michael, the steampunk definitely comes out in the art. Congrats Jay on such an amazing cover.

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  5. I've never read Steampunk, but I really think I'd enjoy that genre.

    Congrats, Jay!

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  6. SCWEET! That cover is bodacious! I would love to write steampunk. But right now I'm writing poetry and that's keeping me pretty busy.

    Congrads Jay!

    Michael, stay safe my friend!

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  7. I love this cover, especially the way it mimics the golden age of American illustration, artists such as Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth.

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  8. Michael, thanks so much for the kind words. You made my day. I really wanted a cover that did hearken back to that golden age of American illustration! So good eye, Stephen!

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  9. It's been a long time coming. I'm very happy to finally say, Congratulations to Jay!

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  10. Mmmm, cookies. Especially chocolate chip. (The book looks cool, too.)

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  11. Good stuff. I'll be reading it.

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  12. I've got a weakness for steampunk so I'll check this out. And yes, the cover looks fab.

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  13. I've marked this book as "Can't wait to read"

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  14. Sounds awesome. Really like the blurb!

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  15. Mike,
    Jay's cover does convey all of the excitement of the genre and the storyline.

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  16. Very striking cover and sounds like a story that pushes boundaries...my kind of story!

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  17. You're a lucky guy getting an advance copy of this awesomeness. Jay and I share a love of cookies, ninjas and steam punk. How could you go wrong with that combo? Big congrats to Jay; the art on this cover is sick and I love it.

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  18. I spotted Jay's work earlier this week, and man oh man, I can;t say I've ever been THIS excited for a steampunk novel. :)

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  19. I saw this cover - such awesomeness! :)

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