Jade City

by Fonda Lee
Release date: November 7, 2017
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy

World Fantasy Award nominee 2018, Nebula Award nominee 2017.

JADE CITY is a gripping, The Godfather-style saga with magic and kungfu, set in an Asia-inspired fantasy metropolis.


Jade is the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. Magical Kekonese jade has long been mined, traded, stolen and killed for. For centuries, honorable Green Bone warriors like the Kaul family used it to enhance their 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. Honor 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 even 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 blood and jade.

(updated 2018-07-25)

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