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(The Lotus Wars #3)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  2,772 ratings  ·  459 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
Hardcover, 412 pages
Published November 25th 2014 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Jay Kristoff
May 13, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sh3lly (
Here are just a few gifs that describe how I felt while reading this book:

(Okay, I know that last one isn't a thunder tiger, but it seemed appropriate enough.)

In case you didn’t get the picture, this book broke my feels. Wow. A fantastic conclusion to the trilogy. Not for the faint of heart.

This trilogy wasn’t really an “easy” read. Sometimes I had to push through and many times, the pacing didn’t pick up until about 40% in. But the world-building was amazing and the characters were REALLY broug
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.
Sara Cantador
Jun 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
La verdad es que ahora mismo sólo quiero hacerme bolita y pasarme el resto del día llorando en un rincón. No estoy muy capacitada para hacer una reseña coherente, pero lo intentaré.

Si Imperio ya me hizo daño, este libro me ha dejado destrozada. Da igual que se trate de personajes secundarios o principales, de animales o humanos, el autor consigue que todos y cada uno de ellos se queden en tu corazón de alguna manera. Y lo mejor de todo no es el cariño o la empatía que puedan transmitir, sino
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
• Żadna książka nie bolała mnie tak bardzo jak ta - od pierwszego do ostatniego zdania.

• Spora część mnie umarła wraz z zakończeniem tej historii, a moje serce będzie krwawić jeszcze przez długi czas.

• Strata niektórych bohaterów z trylogii „Wojny lotosowej” była jak strata najlepszych przyjaciół, ale jednak najbardziej zabolało mnie, że to już koniec tej niesamowitej przygody i że nie będę w stanie przeczytać więcej książek z tego świata. Oddałabym wiele za kilka kolejnych powieści lub serię s
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
As delicious as drowning in a river of despair

What are you saying that doesn't sound appealing to you? Then Endsinger and the rest of The Lotus War trilogy may not be what you are looking for because this trilogy brings the PAIN! And none of them quite so much as Endsinger does. I especially like fiction that takes you to the darker side of things. These books were a masterpiece of fantasy fiction in that they made you feel so much and Endsigner was the coup de grace. You won't find a summary of

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
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 rea
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.
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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
Disenchanted *:・゚✧*
ostatnia strona opadła, a moje życie już na zawsze pozostanie odmienione
Drogi Panie Kristoff
są takie słowa, których moc, przez codzienne ich użytkowanie, słabnie
ale w takich chwilach zaczynają one nabierać pełni swojego znaczenia i stają się wielkie
jednym z nich, którego pragnę dzisiaj użyć jest
za historię
za słowa (melodię nimi pisaną, te wielkie i te małe, które tylko ty w tak przeszywający moje serce sposób łączysz ze sobą)
za przekaz ukryty pod warstwą tej wspaniałej opowieści (bo ma
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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 chest,
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
For more reviews, Cover Snark and more, visit A Reader of Fictions.

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
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
*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  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I don't even know how to feel right now.
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m not okay 😭
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
Pingüina Fría

Tras leer la página final de "Última", y llorar -ese llanto feo, ruidoso y en el que las lágrimas te impiden ver- largo y tendido, me gustaría poder conocer a Jay Kristoff, abrazarlo, y agradecerle la historia que ha creado. Porque me ha cambiado. Porque me ha hecho abrir los ojos ante la realidad que hoy en día vivimos. Porque llevaré a Yukiko, Buruu, Kin, Michi, Kaori, Akihito, Hana, Kensai, Hiro, Daichi, Yoshi, Kaiah y muchos
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
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
Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 Stars

excuse me while I



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.
Linda Bakker-Zwakhals
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.
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Jay Kristoff is the #1 international, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE, THE ILLUMINAE FILES and THE LOTUS WAR. He is the winner of five 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 appro ...more

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The Lotus Wars (3 books)
  • Stormdancer (The Lotus Wars, #1)
  • Kinslayer (The Lotus Wars, #2)
“Dark now. Blacker than black, I know it. And words are tiny things in the face of all that dark and all that cold. But hear these words, little sister. Hear and know. Tomorrow is coming, just as fast as the turning of the sky. And as sure as it’s black now, the sun will rise. Always. No matter how faint the glow.” 11 likes
“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.” 10 likes
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