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The Resource Jade city, Fonda Lee

Jade city, Fonda Lee

Label
Jade city
Title
Jade city
Statement of responsibility
Fonda Lee
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Member of
Summary
In this action-packed series opener, Green Bone warriors use the magic-enhancing powers of jade to protect their island nation of Kekon and its capital, Janloon. But times are changing, as rival syndicates headed by the feuding Ayt and Kaul families go to extreme lengths to consolidate their power and gain control of the city. Detailed world-building and exciting martial-arts battles enhance this gritty crime drama, which takes place in an East Asia-inspired fantasy world. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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Storyline
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Character
Award
  • Prix Aurora: Best Novel, 2018.
  • World Fantasy Award, 2018.
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10579011
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Fonda
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The Green Bone saga
Series volume
book 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vendetta
  • Families
  • Magic
  • FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
  • FICTION / Fantasy / General
  • FICTION / Action & Adventure
  • Families
  • Magic
  • Vendetta
Target audience
adult
Label
Jade city, Fonda Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn978569806
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
498 pages
Isbn
9780316440868
Lccn
2017032138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)978569806
Label
Jade city, Fonda Lee
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn978569806
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
498 pages
Isbn
9780316440868
Lccn
2017032138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)978569806

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