'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
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.
A sharp and insightful new voice
Fonda Lee's stories do not pull their punches. They resonate with hard hits and fast revelations. At the same time, the bigger picture is always in view, and Lee's stories are firmly in the realm of deeply introspective, fast moving tales that will stay with the reader long after the book is done
Lee's astute worldbuilding raises the stakes for her vivid and tautly-described action scenes
OMG. Take my money. I have loved everything Fonda Lee has written and this new book has me salivating
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
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.