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Jade City (Hardcover)

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This book reads like an action mob movie with a flair of magically super powered brawls. It's fast paced, but also well fleshed out. The culture of the Green Bones has a wonderful depth that includes everything from the necessity of these ruling gang families to all the flaws of their pride.  It's a well thought out, well written, and fantastically delivered read.

— From Bee

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NOMINATED FOR THE NEBULA AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL AND THE LOCUS AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY NOVEL 2017
An epic saga reminiscent of The Godfather with magic and kungfu, set in an Asia-inspired fantasy metropolis.
FAMILY IS DUTY. MAGIC IS POWER. HONOR IS EVERYTHING.

Jade is the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. It has been mined, traded, stolen, and killed for -- and for centuries, honorable Green Bone warriors like the Kaul family have used it to enhance their magical abilities and defend the island from foreign invasion.

Now, the war is over and a new generation of Kauls vies for control of Kekon's bustling capital city. They care about nothing but protecting their own, cornering the jade market, and defending the districts under their protection. Ancient tradition has little place in this rapidly changing nation.

When a powerful new drug emerges that lets anyone -- even foreigners -- wield jade, the simmering tension between the Kauls and the rival Ayt family erupts into open violence. The outcome of this clan war will determine the fate of all Green Bones -- from their grandest patriarch to the lowliest motorcycle runner on the streets -- and of Kekon itself.

Jade City begins an epic tale of family, honor, and those who live and die by the ancient laws of jade and blood.

About the Author


Fonda Lee is the Nebula and Locus Award nominated author of Jade City and the award-winning author of the YA science fiction novels Zeroboxer and Exo. Born and raised in Canada, Lee is a black belt martial artist, a former corporate strategist, and action movie aficionado who now lives in Portland, Oregon with her family. Jade City, a finalist for the 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novel, is her adult debut.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780316440868
ISBN-10: 0316440868
Publisher: Orbit
Publication Date: November 7th, 2017
Pages: 512
Language: English
Series: Jade City