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(The Lotus Wars #3)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  3,560 ratings  ·  565 reviews
The flames of civil war sweep across the Shima Imperium. 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 unite the shattered Empire under a yoke of fear. With the Tiger Clan and their puppet Daimyo Hiro in tow, the Guild marches toward a bat
Kindle Edition, 705 pages
Published November 25th 2014 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Jay Kristoff
May 13, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
This was my editor after reading ENDSINGER:


This was my wife:


My crit partners:


My copy editor:


My agent:


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


And this was me


So . . . enjoy!

Kat Kennedy
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Stormdancer = Perfect

Kinslayer = Nerve wracking

Endsinger = Tears, snot and comfort food.

And we know this. We know this is coming and yet, and yet, and yet.

Can't stop. Won't stop


I received these words of comfort from Jay Kristoff regarding the ending of Endsinger:

"I didn't kill the puppy at least."

With that, I hope you sleep well at night until November.
Wendy Darling
Hah, look at this placeholder description:

Final Chapter of The Lotus War Trilogy

Like Kristoff's not dead set on ripping our hearts out and making bloody soup with the remains.
Robin (Bridge Four)

And that pretty much sums up the roller coaster ride of this book.

People I thought would live died, people I thought would die lived. I mean along the way so many have been killed I knew that not everyone would make it to the end.

There are some great happy hopeful moments in this. There are also so fantastically tragic ones. Then there are the moments you knew were coming and still you weren't sure you were ready for them. I was not ready for some of them.

But the characters in this were never
Mogsy (MMOGC)
3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

It is worth noting that I listened to the audiobook version of this, whereas I read the print or ebook copy of the previous two books in the trilogy. I mention this because it probably affected my rating. For some books the reading versus listening experience can vary greatly, and this is one of those cases. But more on that later.

First, I want to start off by saying that Endsinger is a great conclusion to the series. Af
Rusty's Ghost Engine (also known as.......... Jinky Spring)
Actual rating 4.5 stars
For quite a while I hadn't been doing a lot of reading on this not because it was boring or anything but because I'd been quite busy.

But first the cover of my edition was the prettiest of all the feeling of being transported to a far eastern setting was definitely there...

Heck it was there on my editions of the second and first books too


Many other people were saying they preferred these covers..

I can see how these covers make the story look more badass but that's not re
Lala_Loopsie [fire breathing B!tch Queen]
Short review, yada yada yada...

Endsinger tells the beautifully heartbreaking story of Yukiko and Buruu, her Arashitora "storm tiger", and how they save the world together. I won't go into details, but...

The trilogy is worth reading, as you can see. I would've given it 5 stars, but the Kin-Yukiko romance was tender, but far in between. But, given my past review of Kinslayer, i owe some apologies.

Kin, i am sorry. I should've trusted you. You made a promise, and i didn't believe it would come true.

A pretty decent conclusion to the series, there were a lot of entertaining parts, great characters, and quite a few twists and turns. Unfortunately, there were also some boring and predictable parts in between all the goodness, not to mention the odd insufferable character or two.

-I didn't enjoy how long it took for things to really kick off, everything was so slow and there was way too much set up/build up to the last part of the story. Also, some of the action scenes were really dragge
shady boots
what's the point of anything anymore ...more
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-read
Definitely the best book of the three. The series shows a nice, solid progression, and culminates well in this final installment.

It was possibly a tad longer than it needed to be, but it did provide a genuinely exciting and emotional conclusion.
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-sff-faves
This is the conclusion to the Lotus War series which I have been totally loving recently and a bit absorbed in, so I am sad that it's over now. I think that this is one of the coolest stories I have read recently with all the awesome ideas, the wonderful relationships and friendships, and the cool plot and world. Basically if you like the first two in this series then this is just as epic, if far more war like and brutal. There's a lot of very dark, sad and twisty moments where I didn't guess wh ...more
Apr 21, 2014 rated it liked it
The last in the series and it certainly ended in style! A huge battle where many favourite characters died and then a chapter which nicely rounded everything off by showing what happens in the future. Plus a really sweet last page which should bring a happy tear to most reader's eyes. Those things I liked. On the other hand the book was over padded with lengthy descriptions which occasionally made it boring and easy to put down. And I felt that Yukiko was lost in the busyness of the whole book. ...more
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
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The Lotus War is coming to an end, one way or another. I’m here to assure you that Jay Kristoff’s trilogy doesn’t prat fall in the final volume. Endsinger is everything I hoped and dreamed it would be, only more. For the uninitiated, here’s my pitch: Kristoff’s fantasy is sort of like Joss Whedon combined Game of Thrones, and will make you laugh and cry in equal measure. That’s really the best way I can sum up the pain and wonder
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It's been close to a month since I finished reading this book, and I still haven't been able to completely fill the void this book left inside of me. The ending is absolutely heartbreaking - of course it is! If you expected anything else from Kristoff, either you've learned absolutely nothing from Stormdancer and Kinslayer, or you are unbelievably, almost psychotically optimistic, in which case, may the gods bless your foolish little heart because this book is going to rip it out of your che
*cries* that ending!!!' NOOOOOO I'm suffering from extreme book hangover.. *sniffs*


If I can describe this book in one word, I would have to say brutal. It’s the book we were all waiting for. The last book where we find out what happens when Shima goes to war. Who will help? What sacrifices will be made? Who will die? We all find out and I’m still trying to pull myself together to write this review.

As always with Jay’s books, he includes several different plot-lines with all the characters and
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I don't even know how to feel right now. ...more
Jaime Arkin
Oh. My. God.

Yup... that was my reaction upon completing this book. I was tempted to just leave it there all by itself and call it a day, but then I realized I was on the blog tour and I'm not sure that would work for a review.

I will tell you, I binge read the Lotus War series. I had had Stormdancer on my to read list since before it came out and for good reason, but I just kept not reading it...even though all the reviews I'd seen and read about it claimed it was amazing.

And I'm not going to
Okay, so you know how sometimes when you have a fever and you’re all achy and you have the chills, your skin is like, really absurdly sensitive? And it hurts to wear clothes but if you take off your clothes you’ll be cold and get the fever shivers, so you wear the clothes, and you can feel everything, from all over your arm hairs and back hairs (and all the other hairs, too), and after a while all of the sensations together actually start to hurt collectively, because it’s just too much sensatio ...more
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
The stunning conclusion of Jay Kristoff's "The Lotus War" trilogy. The book starts slowly, although I do like the way he summarizes the prior two installments via a review of characters, recapping developments and stating where they are now. As momentum builds, there are more twists and turns than San Francisco's Lombard Street (and dare I say it, a Harlan Coben novel.) There are incredible highs and lows, both literal and figurative for an almost too larger cast of characters. Endsinger does no ...more
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m not okay 😭
Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
I finally finished the series and I am still processing everything that happened in Endsinger. Finishing Endsinger was a bittersweet experience tinged with equal parts frustration and heartache. While the two previous installments had moments of levity, there were precious few to be found here. I can see Jay Kristoff's evil laugh at his readers' despair as the characters that they have come to know and love are lost one after another.

To call Endsinger brutal would be an understatement, it
May 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
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4.5 Stars

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Darren Hagan
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are not enough words to describe how much I have loved this trilogy. The story is awesome, the characters are incredible, but my favourite thing is possibly just the writing. It's so beautiful. It is very rare when I'm reading books that I'm like "damn that is a good quote" but it's happened so much throughout the trilogy. I will forever love these books and will - without any doubt - read them again in the future. ...more
Linda Bakker-Zwakhals
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I cannot even begin to describe the things I feel right now. With a little more world building, some extra background story, lovable characters, life and death and gore on almost every single page, this book brook my heart in so many pieces. It is the perfect ending to this series, one of my top favorites of all times.
Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
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Polly Moser
Dec 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Okay so this was quite possibly one of the most heartbreakingly beautiful books I have ever read. Every second of the book either had my heart beating quickly, me screaming for joy, or tears filling my eyes. At this point in the series I LOVED every single character. They were gorgeous and complex and flawed and so human (even the storm tigers). This book delves so deeply that there are no secrets left, and every thing becomes so breathtakingly clear.

This is like the Hunger Games on steroids if
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
In theory I’m supposed to review Endsinger but I’m going to be honest with you guys, I don’t really know how. If you love this trilogy, you’re going to love the conclusion. If you haven’t read it yet, you need to examine your life and your choices and if you’ve tried it and don’t like it, I don’t understand but okay.

Much like the previous books in the The Lotus Wars books,Endsinger is brilliant, complicated, beautiful and very, very painful. The pages of this book are probably made from shredded
*Genre* Fantasy, Steampunk
*Rating* 4-5?

*My Thoughts*

"An avalanche starts with one pebble. A forest with one seed. And it takes one word to make the whole world stop and listen. All you need is the right one."

Without spoiling anything, here is what you need to know about Endsinger, the final installment in The Lotus War trilogy. Kristoff nails the ending! The story is absolutely brutal. Brutal in cost of human lives. Brutal in Yukiko's emotional turmoil of bringing children into a world that is
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an ending to this incredible series!! My heart is in pieces because I care so much about these characters and this world! Jay has done it again with this fantastic book and I highly recommend this series!
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-fantasy, ya-series
this one hit right in the feels! really good, really sad! (I was bawling like a baby!)
Overall, this series was entertaining, and if I had liked a specific character, I probably would have enjoyed this series a lot more.


Stormdancer, #1 ★★★☆☆
Kinslayer, #2 ★★★☆☆
Endsinger, #3 ★★★★☆
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Jay Kristoff is a #1 international, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction. He is the winner of eight Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, has over half a million books in print and is published in over thirty five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6’7 and has approximately 12,000 days to live.

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