Jade City (The Green Bone Saga #1) by Fonda Lee

Posted April 4, 2021 by jrsbookr in Audibook Review / 0 Comments

by Fonda Lee
Jade City (The Green Bone Saga #1) by Fonda LeeJade City Published by Orbit on November 7, 2017
Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Epic, Action & Adventure, Thrillers, Crime, Sagas
Pages: 512
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In this epic saga of magic and kungfu, four siblings battle rival clans for honor and power in an Asia-inspired fantasy metropolis.* World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, winner* Aurora Award for Best Novel, winner* Nebula Award for Best Novel, nominee* Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, finalistJade 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 is the first novel in an epic trilogy about family, honor, and those who live and die by the ancient laws of blood and jade.


I picked up Jade City to listen to as an audiobook as I was looking for something engaging that would keep my interest and was different than my standard fantasy reading genre. Jade City is a gangster fantasy saga that centers around those who can wield the power of jade and those who become sickened by it. Fonda Lee has created a god farther style story that contains two factions battling for control. You have those who want not to be part of it, those who bleed for it, and those who think they are entitled to it. I was captivated by each chapter as the story unfolded. Though the ending is satisfying, it sets you up for the next installment in the series, so you are ready for the next level—an excellent audiobook adventure. 



About Andrew kishino

Kishino was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Kishino is best known for his 1991 single “I Rhyme the World in 80 Days”. The song was featured on his debut album, Order from Chaos. It was accompanied by a music video shown on MuchMusic. His follow-up album, A Nation of Hoods, was released in 1994.

He later moved to Los Angeles to work as a hip hop music producer.

From 2001 to 2007, Kishino was married to voice actress Vanessa Marshall. They had no children. During their marriage, they founded the voice-over production company Marsh-Kish Productions.

Currently, Kishino is a voice-over artist; his roles include Janja on The Lion Guard, Kevin in Steven Universe and Saw Gerrera on Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Kishino has dyslexia and is a member of Mensa

About Fonda Lee

Fonda Lee is the World Fantasy Award-winning author of the Green Bone Saga, beginning with Jade City and continuing in Jade War and Jade Legacy. She is also the author of the acclaimed young adult science fiction novels Zeroboxer, Exo and Cross Fire, and has written comics for Marvel. Fonda is a three-time winner of the Aurora Award, and a multiple finalist for the Nebula and Locus Awards. Fonda is a recovering corporate strategist, black belt martial artist, Eggs Benedict enthusiast, and action movie aficionado. Born and raised in Canada, she now resides in Portland, Oregon.

Rating Report
Overall: 5