By Fonda Lee
Book One of the Green Bone Saga. The World Fantasy Award-winning modern-era epic fantasy novel of family, honor, martial arts, and magic. The powerful Kaul family faces clan war for control of the magic jade that will determine the fate of their island country.
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Published Jul 9, 2019 · 2,439 words (9 minutes) · 2 likes · 458 views
A behind-the-scenes, chapter-by-chapter commentary on the first 100 pages of Jade City. (Spoilers, obviously.)
Published Jun 13, 2019 · 606 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 229 views
Thoughts on depicting martial arts in fantasy stories. Article originally published in SFX Magazine in 2017.
Published Apr 23, 2019 · 3,016 words (11 minutes) · 1 like · 257 views
Introducing a very special edition of our weekly feature! We're teaming up with author Fonda Lee to give away a signed copy of JADE CITY as well as a signed pre-release copy of JADE WAR, her much anticipated follow up coming out in July.
To celebrate the giveaway, today we’re featuring an excerpt from the series, an epic story of family, honor, and those who live and die by the ancient laws of jade, the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. It has been mined, traded, stolen, and killed for—and for centuries, honorable warriors have used it to enhance their magical abilities and defend the island from foreign invasion. When a powerful new drug emerges that lets anyone—even foreigners—wield jade, simmering tensions between clan families erupts into open violence. JADE CITY received a 2018 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, was nominated for a Nebula and Locus awards, and was named one of the Best Books of 2017 by NPR, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s Books, Syfy Wire, The Verge, and others.
Follow the link here to enter the giveaway. We’ll announce winners on social media next week!
Published Apr 22, 2019 · 1,610 words (6 minutes) · 231 views
The tradition of clean-bladed dueling is common in Kekon but not well understood by foreigners. Espenian professor Thom Granost provides a scholarly overview in this article.
Published Mar 4, 2019 · 704 words (3 minutes) · 3 likes · 348 views
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