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Jade City

(2017)
(The first book in the Green Bone Saga series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Fantasy    

Praise for this book

"An atmospheric, gritty noir tale of family loyalties, martial arts and power struggles in a city that feels so real it becomes a character in its own right. Jade City is epic drama writ large." - Aliette de Bodard

"Dynamic fight scenes and vibrant world-building bring to life this sharp, memorable story of a family caught up in a ferocious gang war." - Kate Elliott

"Fast cars, brilliant characters, and gangster kung-fu! Swift, intricate, and vicious as a talon knife, Fonda Lee's Jade City will pull you into a world of deft intrigue, hard choices, and bloody loyalty. Lee's written the postcolonial Godfather hiding under the surface of the Avatar: the Last Airbender universe -- and it's a fantastic read." - Max Gladstone

"How does a book make me giddy and heartbroken at the same time? Jade City delivers intrigue, family drama, and martial arts magic that feels absolutely real." - Mary Robinette Kowal

"Jade City has it all: a beautifully realized setting, a great cast of characters, and dramatic action scenes. What a fun, gripping read!" - Ann Leckie

"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

"Lee's astute worldbuilding raises the stakes for her vivid and tautly-described action scenes." - Scott Lynch

"With a powerful family of complex characters -- including my favorite, Kaul Shaelinsan -- Jade City beckons readers to secret family meetings and public battles between warring clans. With magical jade at stake, winning the battle for control of a city has never been more important, or more dangerous. Fonda Lee's first adult novel is a fast-hitting, tantalizing, sometimes unsettling, and always insightful book with a wealth of power at its core. A modern-day epic." - Fran Wilde


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Hardback Editions

November 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Jade City (The Green Bone Saga)
Author(s): Fonda Lee
ISBN: 0-316-44086-8 / 978-0-316-44086-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Paperback Editions

June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jade City: Family is duty. Magic is power. Honour is everything.
Author(s): Fonda Lee
ISBN: 0-356-51051-4 / 978-0-356-51051-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Jade City (The Green Bone Saga)
Author(s): Fonda Lee
ISBN: 0-316-44088-4 / 978-0-316-44088-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jade City: Family is duty. Magic is power. Honour is everything.
Author(s): Fonda Lee
ISBN: 0-356-51050-6 / 978-0-356-51050-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Jade City
Author(s): Fonda Lee
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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November 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Jade City
Author(s): Fonda Lee
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Jade City: The Green Bone Saga, Book 1
Author(s): Fonda Lee
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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November 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Jade City: The Green Bone Saga, Book 1
Author(s): Fonda Lee
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kindle Editions

November 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Jade City (The Green Bone Saga)
Author(s): Fonda Lee
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


November 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Jade City: Family is duty. Magic is power. Honour is everything.
Author(s): Fonda Lee
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK