Jade City Book µ 512 pages Download ´ Randarenewables

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Jade City Book µ 512 pages Download ´ Randarenewables ã Librarian note an older cover for this edition can be found here Jade City is a gripping Godfather esue saga of intergenerational blood feuds vicious politics magic and kungfuThe Kaul family is one of two crime syndicates that control the island of Kekon It's tJade which grants those with the right training and heritage superhuman abilitiesThe Green Bone clans of honorable jade wearing warriors once protected the island from foreign invasion but nowadays in a bustling post war metropolis full of fast cars and foreign money Green Bone families like the Kauls are primar Jade City is my adult debut and it also marks my foray into epic fantasy It came about from watching kung fu movies and thinking You know I'm a long time student of martial arts so why can't I punch through concrete or fly thirty feet into the air yet I started envisioning a society where magical jade granted special abilities to warriors with the proper training and bloodline and the idea merged with my longstanding enthusiasm for mafia stories to become this modern gangster family saga It's the most intense ambitious thing I've ever written and there's to come

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Librarian note an older cover for this edition can be found here Jade City is a gripping Godfather esue saga of intergenerational blood feuds vicious politics magic and kungfuThe Kaul family is one of two crime syndicates that control the island of Kekon It's the only place in the world that produces rare magical Jade City is set in a world where jade confers great strength and power to those who can wield it—without risking madness or a lethal propensity to the ItchesMore than a uarter of a century before the island nation of Kekon was freed from the imperial thrall of the Shotarians Ever since the jade wielding warriors of No Peak and Mountain—the two largest clans in Kekon’s capital city—have worked together in their complex webs of favor and obligation indulging the unending performance of glad handing and compromise but the candle of their fragile flexible alliance is burning at both ends and lighting their way to irreversible violence The Kekonese had thought the war was in the past but it seems it refuses to remain thereKaul Lan’s heart had no talent for violence Ever since the mantle of clan Pillar leader had been passed to him from his legendary but ailing grandfather Lan has been trying to keep the rusty ramshackle machine that is No Peak grinding along But he’s been burdened for so long and carved with doubts and regrets like a monolith He’s not like his younger brother Hilo No Peak’s Horn whose steady seethe of truculent loyalty inspires a fear laced devotion from his men nor is he like his sister Shae who’s left clan business behind for a humdrum but uiet existence in Espenia The cracks in the Kaul family continue to grow into gaping rifts and Ayt Madashi the fearsome Pillar of Mountain holds that knowledge like a knife in its sheathWith foreign powers setting their sights on the Kekonese jade and the illegal trade of a dangerous drug that allows Non Kekonese to wear jade ballooning the peace between the clans has become like a damaged cargo rope unraveling with the speed of a new lit fire down to a single threadAnd soon it will snap “A man who wears the crown of a king can’t wear the jade of a warrior Gold and jade  never together ” To be honest this summary can scarcely do justice to the rip roaring complexity of the plotJade City is a book bursting with ideas and I’m impressed at how well Lee was at promptly and thoroughly establishing a comprehensible world to make sure it all makes sense It’s clear that she went through painstaking work to draw on a fully lived in world The magic is well explained and intriguingly explored as is the social hierarchy I also relished the stories of abandoned gods mythical jade warriors and horrific monsters that are threaded through the entirety of Jade City making the world feel even large even if the story only focuses on a handful of individuals Admittedly there's a lot of exposition to chew on at first but it’s worth every modicum of effort when the wayward finally gears into line and the story shudders into vivid mind bending life The result is as accessible an experience as going to the moviesSo if you're seeking formulaic thrills and spills Jade City might not be your book But if you’re looking for an expertly crafted story with a real sense of place and vividly rendered characters then look no furtherWith spare prose of great clarity Lee has a galvanic way of writing action magic and peril that literally has you on the edge of your seat There’s an intoxicating feeling of possibility a scope as immense as oceans Lee’s ability to give readers action pieces followed by heartache is tremendous Unexpected plot twists pinched the breath out of me and sometimes I found I could burrow no further into the space between my heartbeats But Jade City isn’t always inundated by grimdark Throughout there are moments where you can feel the first stirrings of hope and instances of love and l

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Jade CityIly involved in commerce construction and the everyday upkeep of the districts under their protectionWhen the simmering tension between the Kauls and their greatest rivals erupts into open violence in the streets the outcome of this clan war will determine the fate of all Green Bones and the future of Kekon itsel Thank you THANK YOU FONDA LEEYou wrote the book I was desperately searching for but didn’t know I was searching until I found it A brilliantly constructed brutal mob like family saga Epic territorial clan showdown between two jade wielding clans known as Green Bones the No Peak clan and the Mountain clan Fight seuences so descriptive and vivid it’s like you’re watching a mothefucking badass martial arts movie And the characters I haven’t felt this level of connection with characters I encountered since BeartownEspecially HiloLan And Anden Ah these three These three Enough said All set in an Asian inspired metropolis the island of Kekon with Asian history myth and culture incorporated How did Lee know my soulThere is SO SO SO SO much that goes down in this oh so fucking wonderful fantasy that I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface YOU KNOW YOU’RE HOOKED WHEN YOU START A BOOK ALL OVER AGAIN MERE HOURS AFTER FINISHING IT