Jade War (The Green Bone Saga #2) – Fonda Lee

Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Orbit
Pages: 604
Release Date: July 23, 2019

Haven’t read the first novel, Jade City? Check out my review HERE!

In Jade War, the sequel to the World Fantasy Award-winning novel Jade City, the Kaul siblings battle rival clans for honor and control over an Asia-inspired fantasy metropolis.

On the island of Kekon, the Kaul family is locked in a violent feud for control of the capital city and the supply of magical jade that endows trained Green Bone warriors with supernatural powers they alone have possessed for hundreds of years.

Beyond Kekon’s borders, war is brewing. Powerful foreign governments and mercenary criminal kingpins alike turn their eyes on the island nation. Jade, Kekon’s most prized resource, could make them rich – or give them the edge they’d need to topple their rivals.

Faced with threats on all sides, the Kaul family is forced to form new and dangerous alliances, confront enemies in the darkest streets and the tallest office towers, and put honor aside in order to do whatever it takes to ensure their own survival – and that of all the Green Bones of Kekon.

Jade War is the second book of the Green Bone Saga, an epic trilogy about family, honor, and those who live and die by the ancient laws of blood and jade. 

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Jade War will pull you in with its unrelenting pace and unforgettable plot twists.

Jade War continues to follow the No Peak clan as they try to gain an advantage over their rival, however war is on the horizon and difficult decisions will have to be made that will not only affect the clan, but the future of the country and the Green Bone way of life.

Like its predecessor, Jade War focuses heavily on the politics of the world. Not only are the clans still at each other’s throats fighting for power, but foreign governments and criminal organizations are looking to take a piece of the jade pie. Shae is largely responsible for handling the foreign governments while Hilo deals with the Mountain. Lee strikes a good balance between Shae and Hilo’s perspectives creating a fast paced novel. Shae’s chapters focus on the political maneuvers she has to perform with the foreign powers while Hilo has the most action packed and bloodthirsty moments.

I was always a fan of Anden, so I was happy to see him receive a bigger role in Jade War. His chapters were some of my favourites. He grows exponentially in Jade War and I can’t wait to see what Jade Legacy has in store for him.

Overall, Jade War ramps up stakes with an unrelenting pace and plot twists you won’t see coming. I can’t believe I have to wait until December to read Jade Legacy. 

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Have you read Jade War? What did you think?

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