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Jade City

By: Fonda Lee
Narrated by: Andrew Kishino
Series: The Green Bone Saga, Book 1
Length: 19 hrs and 6 mins
4 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Two crime families, one source of power: Jade.

Shortlisted for the Nebula Awards 2018

Shortlisted for the Locus Awards 2018

An Amazon.com Best Book of the Month

Jade is the lifeblood of the city of Janloon - a stone that enhances a warrior's natural strength and speed. Jade is mined, traded, stolen and killed for, controlled by the ruthless No Peak and Mountain families.

When a modern drug emerges that allows anyone - even foreigners - to wield jade, simmering tension between the two families erupts into open violence. The outcome of this clan war will determine the fate of all in the families, from their grandest patriarch to even the lowliest motorcycle runner on the streets.

Jade City is an epic tale of blood, family, honour, and of those who live and die by ancient laws in a changing world.

©2017 Fonda Lee (P)2017 Little, Brown Book Group

Critic Reviews

"Vivid and tautly described." (Scott Lynch)

"Gripping!" (Ann Leckie)

"Stylish and action-packed." (Ken Liu)

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Entertaining!

This book was so interesting and entertaining. It follows a family of Green Bone warriors who use jade to enhance their abilities to protect the country from invaders, but issues between two rival gangs has refocused their attentions. There's so many plot twists and the characters are amazing. Highly recommend!

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Asian inspired fantasy with a Mafia twist

An enjoyable read even if it was hard to really attach to any of the characters, not at the fault of the reader as he portrayed each character brilliantly, more at the distance given by the author to observe the characters within their surroundings. It is a wonderful cross between Ninja Mythos and The Godfather, with Jade being the central force that gives power to the 'green bone' fighters.
Besides remarkable storytelling and perfectly crafted action scenes, I did feel a little hampered down but the heavy masculine presence and that strong female characters were few and far between.

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  • The Fetch
  • 11-03-2019

Omg

This was so cool! Asian setting, mobster-like gangs, jade-powers and epic action! Loved it and the audio is phenomenal! Need the second one asap!

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  • sam
  • 19-06-2019

Interesting

Was a very interesting book. I loved the setting and the complex characters. The narrator definitely does a great job! Looking forward to book 2.

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  • Peter Odukwe
  • 17-08-2019

Absolutely Brilliant Story

I just wish I had found this book sooner. Brilliant start to a trilogy. Great characters that you can invest in and story that grips you and dosent let go. The narrator is brilliant and brings the story to. Now straight on to the second book. I won't be disappointed