In this epic saga of magic and kungfu, four siblings battle rival clans for honor and power in an Asia-inspired fantasy metropolis.
* World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, winner* Aurora Award for Best Novel, winner* Nebula Award for Best Novel, nominee* Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, finalist
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 is the first novel in an epic trilogy about family, honor, and those who live and die by the ancient laws of blood and jade.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Fonda Lee’s thrilling hybrid mixes the effortless cool and high-octane energy of a martial-arts action movie with the detailed mythology of a fantasy series. On the urban island of Kekon, two rival clans—Mountain and No Peak—keep an uneasy peace through the magical power of jade, which endows their fighters with superhuman powers. But when a synthetic street drug that offers those abilities to anyone and everyone appears on the scene, the clans and the entire city are pushed to the brink of war. Street-tough and magical, Jade City is unlike anything else we’ve ever read.
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Jade City is incredible! The characters and world created within are unforgettable, and are brought to life by Fonda Lee’s incredible storytelling. It is full of political intrigue, brutality, and an exploration of familial and brotherhood bonds. Do yourself a favor and read this book!