Jade City

Jade City

eBook - 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 set 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 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"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Orbit, 2017
ISBN: 9780316440851
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Hillsboro_ElenaG Jan 20, 2019

This stunning, award-winning epic fantasy takes readers on a journey to Kekon, an island nation run by rival crime families, Green Bones who draw on the magic of jade to enhance their natural abilities. With the feel of the roaring twenties, technology equivalent to the mid-late 20th century, and criminal empires inspired by the Japanese Yakuza and Chinese Triad, this unique and compelling fantasy world is well worth spending time in. The "main character" of the novel is the Kaul family, and the story is told through the lenses of several family members (and one or two outsiders) as violence with the rival Ayt family looms on the horizon. For fans of epic fantasy with multiple points of view, unique worldbuilding, and kung fu movies.

JessicaGma Mar 12, 2018

This is an interesting mash-up of urban fantasy with triad/mobsters- you think it may not work and yet it was a good gripping read. The jade in this story gives people superhuman abilities, but not everyone can wield it, so there's still guns and knives. I'll be curious to see where this ends up going as a story, as this was densely plotted and it's just the series opener!

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