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Jade City – Fonda Lee

Blurb:
TWO CRIME FAMILIES, ONE SOURCE OF POWER: JADE.

Jade is the lifeblood of the city of Janloon – a stone that enhances a warrior’s natural strength and speed. Jade is mined, traded, stolen and killed for, controlled by the ruthless No Peak and Mountain families.

When a modern drug emerges that allows anyone – even foreigners – to wield jade, simmering tension between the two families erupts into open violence. The outcome of this clan war will determine the fate of all in the families, from their grandest patriarch to even the lowliest motorcycle runner on the streets.

Jade City is an epic tale of blood, family, honour, and of those who live and die by ancient laws in a changing world.

My Thoughts:
In this book, we follow the No Peak clan and the Mountain clan in their battle to take control of the island of Kekon.

I had trouble with this book because it is a political fantasy and it was hard for me to keep track of what was happening. I also found it a little slow until about halfway through the book. At this point, I was really getting into the book and really wanted to know what was going to happen.

The clan rivalry is really interesting to me because at the core both clans believe in the same thing but there are quite major differences between them. I feel that in the next books there will be some fierce competition between Shae and Ayt Mada. Both of these women want what is best for each of their clans.

This book does really feel like a Hong Kong gangster film but with a fantasy element. I would love it if this series got made into a series.

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