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Jade City - Fonda Lee
Jade City
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Award-winning author Fonda Lee explodes onto the adult fantasy scene with Jade City, 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... show more
Award-winning author Fonda Lee explodes onto the adult fantasy scene with Jade City, 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.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780316440868 (0316440868)
Publisher: Orbit
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
Category:
Fantasy
Series: The Green Bone Saga (#1)
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Evaine's Books, Books and More Books rated it
4.0 Jade City by Fonda Lee - My Thoughts
I really have to start putting my thoughts down when I finish my books, not three days later! I really enjoyed this book, more than I thought I would, if I'm honest. It's The Godfather meets Ninjas and Yakuza clans in a 1950's-ish time and on the Island of Kekon where jade is magical, giving enhanc...
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2.0 The advantages of reading blurbs:
You'll know it's not your genre before you start! Had I read it, I'd have run into the phrase " an epic saga reminiscent of The Godfather with magic and kungfu." As it was, I went off a bunch of people reccing it, and just jumped right in, not wanting to be spoiled. I was squiffy on this book bec...
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it
4.5 Jade City
What a magnificent read! A rich mix of characters, political intrigue, and family drama, Jade City kept me engaged from the first page to the last. The story takes place in the city of Janloon, called "Jade City" by foreigners, and the only home of a very special form of "activated" jade that grants...
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