Jay Kristoff is an Australian author that has written a number of fantasy and science Fiction bestsellers. Born in Perth, Australia in 1973, the author has loved Fantasy for as long as he can remember.
Order of The Illuminae Files Series
Order of The Lotus War Series
|2||The Last Stormdancer||2013|
|3||Kinslayer (Short Story)||2013|
Order of The Nevernight Chronicle Series
His curiosity goes all the way back to his childhood when he would play tabletop games like Dungeons and Dragons. An Arts degree holder, Jay did not indulge in his love for writing immediately after leaving school.
Rather, he spent a number of years in the business of creative advertisement for television before the call to write became too strong. Jay Kristoff’s first book was StormDancer.
The author admits that the idea for the book came to him in a dream. It marked the beginning of The Lotus War which is Jay’s Japanese Steampunk series. The series has fans both amongst children and adults.
Before attempting another fantasy series, Jay joined forces with fellow Melbourne author Amie Kaufman, with the two producing the Illuminae Files in 2015. The series garnered great success for both writers.
Jay has since refocused his efforts on producing additional solo series in the epic fantasy genre. The author’s books tend to play with themes ofvlove, friendship, and family, not to mention loss and betrayal.
Jay Kristoff Awards
Jay Kristoff doesn’t have any particularly notable awards to his name. However, he has received a few accolades that he technically shares with Amie Kaufman, this including the Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction novel, the Gold Inky award (Best Teen Fiction) and the Australian Book Industry award (Book of the Year for Older Children).
Jay has also been nominated for a morning star award and a Legend Award for Best Debut Novel and Best Novel respectively.
Jay Kristoff Books into Movies
Jay and Amie’s first book in the Illuminae Files series was released in 2015, doing pretty well financially and scoring a decent position on the New York Times bestseller list. Not long after that, it was revealed that Plan B Entertainment, Brad Pitt’s production company, had bought the film rights to the book.
Best Jay Kristoff Books
Jay is a relatively new player in the fantasy and science fiction field, though his work is already gaining traction, with some of his best books including the following:
Endsinger: The Lotus Guild has let lose the Earthcrusher, the most powerful of their creations. With their plans to renew the Kazumitsu dynasty foiled, the Guild has determined that fear is the only way to unite the empire.
The Guild will have dominion over the Isles at all costs.
The fight against the Chi-Mongers continues, with Buruu and Yukiko taking over leadership of the Kage rebellion and working to unite everyone under a single banner. However, because of Kin’s betrayal, there is a definitive lack of trust in the air. And without trust, Yukiko and Buruu will find that keeping their allies together is no easy task.
This book is the concluding chapter of the Lotus War series. One can see the effort Jay injects into making this a worthwhile conclusion for all the readers that have followed him on his journey.
There is a lot going on in the book and it is a testament to Jay’s ability that he is able to maintain so much control over all the moving pieces.
Godsgrave: Mia Corvere is finally a member of the Red Church, though many do not believe that she has done enough to earn her place. Mia is rather preoccupied with her obsession over Consul Scaeva, even though she has been told that the Consul is off limits.
Mia’s struggles to stay in line end when she sells herself to a gladiatorial collegium after learning that Scaeva will make a public appearance at the conclusion of the games in Godsgrave.
Waiting for Mia on the Sands are new allies and rivals. Even with all the questions awaiting her, Mia’s focus remains rooted in killing Scaeva. As the number of the dead rises, though, Mia begins to struggle with her destiny, especially when her desire for revenge begins to conflict with the possibility of love.
Jay Kristoff knows what his audience wants and he has shown that he knows how to press all the right buttons. This book further manifests his ability to weave brutal and complex stories that ask all the right questions and provide very few answers.