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Jade City (The Green Bone Saga, 1) por Fonda…
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Jade City (The Green Bone Saga, 1) (edição 2017)

por Fonda Lee (Autor)

Séries: Green Bone Saga (1)

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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"--… (mais)
Membro:anvicordova
Título:Jade City (The Green Bone Saga, 1)
Autores:Fonda Lee (Autor)
Informação:Orbit (2017), 512 pages
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Jade City por Fonda Lee

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That was an interesting read with complex characters and interesting politics. It was also refreshingly non-european.
While there were good points about the story there was also the issue that this is not my kind of story, I don't really like mobster stories. This to me read as a mobster story with a tinge of magic. In this world jade enhances the ability of people and in Janloon it fuels the families who rule. Those who wield political power don't wear jade and those who wield jade don't always survive well. Only some people can wield jade effectively. Now there's a drug that will help foreigners and those who couldn't normally wield jade and tensions are going to erupt into war.
It is pretty gruesome story with a lot of torture and death and in some instances the death of dreams, of aspirations, of potential. It's not a series where I'd seek out the sequels but might read them if I came across them. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Mar 11, 2021 |
Wonderfully done modern-day, mafia-esque fantasy story set in an author-created country similar to Japan. Difficult to put down! ( )
  Shofbrook | Nov 6, 2020 |
Hilo draped his arms over Shae's shoulders and hugged her, then spoke into her ear. "I could still kill him for you."
"Screw you, Hilo," she snapped. "I can kill my ex-boyfriends myself." ( )
  Jon_Hansen | Aug 8, 2020 |
3.5 stars ( )
  natcontrary | Jun 22, 2020 |
I'm reviewing this purely from enjoyment. I had fun.

Every character was strong and very familiar to me since I've been a life-long fan of The Godfather. Yep. SO MUCH of the story seems to be a slight twist on the classic tale, but never far from that grand feel. I loved seeing the story twisted with SilkPunk, the addition of magic-granting Jade that enhances particular families' inherent abilities, be it strength, hardiness, speed, etc, and having the plot twisted further with an addictive drug that lets normal people do the same with the magical Jade as the ones who were born to it.

Simple setup, but a pure mafia-story mixed with superhero abilities... and pure fun for all that.

I was never once bored. :) ( )
  bradleyhorner | Jun 1, 2020 |
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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"--

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