Family is duty. Magic is power. Honour is everything.
By Fonda Lee
'Live with honour. Die for jade.' Fonda Lee's adult debut reads like The Godfather with magic and kung fu - don't miss this stunning epic of family, honour and blood. Now shortlisted for the Nebula Award.
Shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award 2018
Shortlisted for the Nebula Awards 2018
Shortlisted for the Locus Awards 2018
Shortlisted for the Aurora Awards 2018
Shortlisted for the Sunburst Awards 2018
An Amazon.com Best Book of the Month
TWO CRIME FAMILIES, ONE SOURCE OF POWER: JADE.
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.
Fonda Lee is a black belt martial artist, a former corporate strategist, and action movie aficionado. Born and raised in Calgary, Canada, she now lives in Portland, Oregon with her family. Lee is the award-winning author of the YA science fiction novels Zeroboxer and Exo; Jade City is her adult debut.
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07 Nov 2017
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Stylish and action-packed, full of ambitious families and guilt-ridden loves, Jade City is an epic drama reminiscent of the best classic Hong Kong gangster films but takes place in a fantasy metropolis so gritty and well imagined that you'll forget you're reading a book — Ken Liu, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards and author of The Grace of Kings and The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories