Griffins are supposed to be extinct. So when Yukiko and her father are commanded to capture one for the murderous Shogun of the Shima Isles, they fear their lives are over. After disaster befalls the mission, Yukiko finds herself stranded in the wilderness with only a crippled griffin called Buruu for company. Working together, the pair makes a stand against the authorities, facing intrigue, betrayal and murder in the hope of seeing their homeland saved and Buruu fly again. The first instalment of an exciting new epic fantasy series, "Stormdancer" is sure to electrify the growing numbers of steampunk fans as well as lovers of classic fantasy.