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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.


Stormdancer. Kinslayer. Endsinger. You all know the formula for naming Lotus War books, right? Noun + Verb + the letters “er”. Assgrabber. Puppykicker. Bedwetter. Easy! So, if YOU name a Lotus War book in the comments on my FB page, you go into the draw to win a signed copy of ENDSINGER. Runners up will […] Read more of this blog post »
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"Izanagi's Balls! This book is fantastic! It tore my heart to ribbons, worked it's way into my dreams at night and left me spinning, helpless, in it's wake with my first ever Book Hangover. I still can't get back to reading! Will you like this book..." Read more of this review »
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"It is exactly 1am and I just finished this book. Do I plan to sleep at all tonight? No. Because I am dead. This book has killed everything that is in me. But dead is a kind of sleep, right? So maybe I will sleep tonight. After I pick up the pieces..." Read more of this review »
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"Five stars: An emotional upheaval and a breathtaking ending.

Yukiko and Buruu are preparing for the firestorm of war. As Hiro gathers his forces, bent on destroying the girl he once loved in the name of the deceased Shogun, the country trembles. R..." Read more of this review »
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" David wrote: "Me when i ran out of pages in Kinslayer
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This was my editor after reading ENDSINGER:

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This was my wife:

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My crit partners:

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My agent:

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Some kid I met in the street who looked like Toby MacGuire:

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So . . . enjoy!

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" P wrote: "I was certified as a Genius Billionaire Playboy Philanthiropist at my local community college."

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“It's easy to lose yourself in the idea of a person and be blinded to their reality.”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer

“Dying is easy. Anyone can throw themselves onto the pyre and rest a happy martyr. Enduring the suffering that comes with sacrifice is the real test.”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer

“He's probably out there in the hallway right now, composing bad poetry in his head." Michi cleared her throat, her voice taking on a breathless lilt:

"Pale Fox's Daughter,
Her cherry lips haunt my dreams.
Something, something, breasts...”
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Anton Chekhov

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
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Butterfly Hey, thanks for accepting me! Now you have one more fan closer to achieve your dreams :P Loved both of your books! But I'm curious to know; 13870 days? You can see your future, huh?


message 84: by Josh

Josh So UPS dropped off an ARC of Kinslayer! I cannot express how surprised and excited I am.

Yay for Kinslayer!

Thanks Mr. Kristoff for creating such a unique and intriguing world for us all to play in. I see so much potential adventure in it.


message 83: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Jay,
Thank you for being my friend here on Goodreads. I am really looking forward to reading and discovering your work, as it is of much interest to me (being an avid reader of fantasy).
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


message 82: by Shannon

Shannon Yippee Skippee!!! UPS just dropped off my copy!!!!


message 81: by Maisoon

Maisoon Al-mahrouqi Jay wrote: "Maisoon wrote: "You're cute. I wanna marry you."

Depending where you live, that mmmmmay be illegal."


Hmmm. We can elope to India or somewhere. But I'm guessing that you and the sun aren't on best terms so... Sri Lanka? Or Turkey? Their tea is FAB.


message 80: by Shannon

Shannon Just got the much awaited email from amazon that my copy has shipped! Flucking Alpha!!!


Perfection *Sherlock's Girl* Jay wrote: "Monica wrote: "And if you don't mind me peeping and prying, 13870 days? "

I have foreseen my own death.

It's quite awesome, actually.

Glad you liked the book! :D"


I'm curious. Death clock?


message 78: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Tien wrote: "Thanks for the privilege of being your stalker friend on GR!"

You're welcome. SO glad you enjoyed the book!


message 77: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Shambhawi wrote: "Do you edit your About this Author info every once in a while to not stray far off from the approximation of your days left to live? Just wondering... ..."

No, but I probably should start. Good idea :D


message 76: by Tien

Tien Jay,

Thanks for the privilege of being your stalker friend on GR!

It's no longer a Manic Monday ;)


Shambhawi P. Hey Jay. I'm going to start reading Stormdancer in exactly 5 minutes... or however much it will take me to get off of Goodreads and into the book! Looking forward to it!

PS Do you edit your About this Author info every once in a while to not stray far off from the approximation of your days left to live? Just wondering...


message 74: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Maisoon wrote: "You're cute. I wanna marry you."

Depending where you live, that mmmmmay be illegal.


message 73: by Maisoon

Maisoon Al-mahrouqi You're cute. I wanna marry you.


message 72: by Jay

Jay Kristoff ☆∞Francine wrote: "A-When does the next Foo Fighters Album come out?
B-Kurt Cobain-Overrated douche or misunderstood genius?"


a) I.... don't know... I think we're tracking drums next week.
b) Mmmmostly the first one tbh


message 71: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Monica wrote: "And if you don't mind me peeping and prying, 13870 days? "

I have foreseen my own death.

It's quite awesome, actually.

Glad you liked the book! :D


 ☆∞Bellas☮ ♥Shelf∞☆ Jay wrote: "Daphne wrote: "Also, has anyone mentioned you look like Dave Grohl? :)"

lol, yeah maybe once or twice :)"


lmao! I said the same frikin thing. I thought "when the Fk did Dave Grohl write a book?!"


 ☆∞Bellas☮ ♥Shelf∞☆ A-When does the next Foo Fighters Album come out?
B-Kurt Cobain-Overrated douche or misunderstood genius?


Agent Denna Hey Jay? Mr Kristoff? erm The-author-of-that-awesome-book-called-Stormdancer? Thanks for accepting my friendvite :) I'm currently reading Stormdancer and it's absolutely amazing!! I love your original storyline and the amount of research you've put into getting the Japanese terminology correct (as a student of Japanese I get highly annoyed when people do it wrong). So thanks for being such an awesome author and good luck for writing the next book!!! Luck? You don't need luck - you're too awesome for it :P

And if you don't mind me peeping and prying, 13870 days?


message 67: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Daphne wrote: "Also, has anyone mentioned you look like Dave Grohl? :)"

lol, yeah maybe once or twice :)


message 66: by Daphne (last edited Aug 18, 2012 02:31AM)

Daphne (Winged Reviews) Thanks for adding me Jay! Really looking forward to Stormdancer.

Also, has anyone mentioned you look like Dave Grohl? :)


message 65: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Shay (Shannon) wrote: "I wish patience was one of my stronger virtues."

Hold your breath. Makes you pass out, and the time goes quicker.


message 64: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Eleanor wrote: "Hi Jay, thanks for accepting my friendvite, I think you're the funniest author in the world x Elle"

Aw, thanks. That's really nice of you to say :)


message 63: by Shannon

Shannon I wish patience was one of my stronger virtues.


message 62: by Eleanor

Eleanor Hi Jay, thanks for accepting my friendvite, I think you're the funniest author in the world x Elle


message 61: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Masha wrote: "Hey!
I was wondering if your books will be available on the kindle. Amazon said it is, but then changed that...?"


Yeah it's still available in E-edition, for sure. Amazon is playing silly-buggers.


message 60: by Peeta

Peeta Hey!
I was wondering if your books will be available on the kindle. Amazon said it is, but then changed that...?


message 59: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Ms. L wrote: "Thanks for the add Jay, looking forward to reading your book :)"

looking forward to you reading it, too! hope you like it!


message 58: by Jay

Jay Kristoff VampAngel wrote: "Jay, would you please let us (actually me, but I'm trying to be a team player here) know when the book becomes available on NetGalley?"

I'm 99% sure it will be up and available on the second week of July. Thanks for the stalking though, I appreciate it :D


Ms. MiLo Thanks for the add Jay, looking forward to reading your book :)


Barbara (VampAngel) Jay, would you please let us (actually me, but I'm trying to be a team player here) know when the book becomes available on NetGalley?


Otherwise, I'm stuck at checking it everyday like a stalker. I confess I've been doing that.


message 55: by Angela

Angela Jay wrote: "Angela wrote: "Any plans of doing a giveaway in UK? I feel like we're missing out :-("

That *is* a good point. I'll ask my UK guys about that..."


Woop! :-)


message 54: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Angela wrote: "Any plans of doing a giveaway in UK? I feel like we're missing out :-("

That *is* a good point. I'll ask my UK guys about that...


message 53: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Prince Bernardo wrote: "Thanks for accepting the friendvite, I won't say that I squealed in jubilation although I did but yeah... So not awkward at all. Nope. That's me."

No probs, man. Thanks for asking :)


message 52: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Sophie wrote: "You are too awesome not to friend. And...I'm in love with the cover and half afraid of imploding upon reading your book because it'll be too great for my mere mortal eyes."

Lol, hopefully not. I love my readers - imploding them with awesome would be kinda mean of me :)


message 51: by Angela

Angela Any plans of doing a giveaway in UK? I feel like we're missing out :-(


message 50: by Bern

Bern Thanks for accepting the friendvite, I won't say that I squealed in jubilation although I did but yeah... So not awkward at all. Nope. That's me.


message 49: by Sophie

Sophie You are too awesome not to friend. And...I'm in love with the cover and half afraid of imploding upon reading your book because it'll be too great for my mere mortal eyes.

Anyway. Thank you for accepting my friend request.


message 48: by Lisa

Lisa Thanks for accepting my friendship request. Stormdancer can't come out soon enough. :)


message 47: by Jay

Jay Kristoff fαuzαn | wιld нearт wrote: "That cover is BOMB. x_x I can't wait to hold it in my hands and snuggle it for the rest of my life."

Awesome, so glad you like it! When snuggling, beware of the katana (and paper cuts) :)


message 46: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Cas wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend-vite.
And can't wait for your book. Also, the US cover is going to be revealed this week, correct?
Looking forward to chatting with you."


Whops, sorry I missed this. Cover was revealled on the 18th, but I see you already saw it :D Really glad you like it!


little machines That cover is BOMB. x_x I can't wait to hold it in my hands and snuggle it for the rest of my life.


message 44: by Cas

Cas Thanks for accepting my friend-vite.
And can't wait for your book. Also, the US cover is going to be revealed this week, correct?
Looking forward to chatting with you.


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 42: by Emilija

Emilija Jay wrote: "What's a church?"

It's the Gothic creepy buildings, usually with towers and gargoyles of some sort, where people go to prey. Or as my grandma likes to call it 'cleansing their souls' to the one above that might not even be there. I certainly do not give a flying banana about cleansing my soul. I know it's clean (actually no, it's rotten and dirty).


message 41: by Jay

Jay Kristoff What's a church?


message 40: by Emilija (last edited Mar 31, 2012 12:04PM)

Emilija Okay. Stripper-flavoured champagne? Yummy. Sounds very...saucy. Me wantz it! Naow!

Ok, you're the same age as me, but this shows how much my mind is f*ucked up because that is not what I think about stripper flavoured champagne.
...
...
...
I feel like going to church, but I'm scared I'll start burning in the doorway.


Mel (who is deeply in love with herself) Okay, yet another comment I haven't been notified on. Grr. GR is conspiring against me, I swear it.

Okay. Stripper-flavoured champagne? Yummy. Sounds very...saucy. Me wantz it! Naow!

Also, lollipops? Hell yeah! I want me some lollipops!
(Bonus points if they are strangely shaped and taste of chocolate...)


message 38: by Emilija

Emilija What in the world?
Stripper falvoured champagne?
The mental picture I have is horrendous, but so amusing.
Now, when I'll open the book I'll be expecting somebody to jump out and offer me some of that champagne.
Now that would be something.


message 37: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Adam "Archer" wrote: "Stripper flavoured champagne?

Is that crushed dreams, failed potential, lost hope and sweaty pervert flavour then?"


...good point, well made.


message 36: by Jay (last edited Mar 29, 2012 05:10AM)

Jay Kristoff Mel (Tattie Bogle #2!) wrote: "You know, you are uncanningly similar-looking to the lead singer of the Foo Fighters; David Grohl."

I have indeed heard that before. But it's okay - it happens so often it's kinda funny now. :)

And you're welcome! Thanks for asking. Really glad you like the sound of the book, I hope it lives up to all your hopes and dreams and transports you to a magical faraway land full of sunshine, lolly pops and stripper flavored champagne.

...or maybe not. :)


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