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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


Let me make you an offer you can’t refuse by pointing you in the direction of an outstanding new novel, JADE CITY. Reminiscent of The Godfather and everything you love about kung fu movies, JADE CITY follows a family of Green Bone warriors, the Kauls, who use the power of jade to enhance their magical abilities.

Like any family, there is a pecking order; however, most average families probably aren’t involved in the illegal trade of jade. Read on to learn more about the organization of this crime family and consider what job might suit you best.

Finger: Entry-level Green Bone warriors who patrol clan territory and report to Fists.

Fist: Senior Green Bone warriors who protect assigned districts, report to the Horn, and manage Fingers.

Horn: Military leader of the clan, responsible for defending the clan’s territory and its residents.

Weather Man: Business leader of the clan, manages the flow of tribute money, patronage, and investments.

Luckbringer: Staff members of the Weather Man’s office; may or may not wear jade.

Lantern Men: Affiliated business owners who pay tribute to the clan in return for its patronage and protection.

Pillarman: Personal aide to the Pillar.

The Pillar: The leader of a Green Bone clan.

For those of you who chose Pillar, consider the following adage: those at the top have the farthest to fall.

But you know what isn’t a risky choice? Picking up JADE CITY today and diving into this rich world of family, honor, and non-stop action.

Jade City by Fonda Lee