Continuation City of Jade really brings and I think this world is a new obsession for me. Thanks to Orbit Books for donating the book. My opinion was not influenced by either the publisher or the author.
Here’s more on Jade War
In the Jade War, a sequel to the World Fantasy Award-winning novel The City of Jade, Siblings and Siblings fight rival clans for control of the metropolis of honor and Asian-inspired fantasy.
On the island of Kekon, the Bone family was hit by violent disputes over the control of the capital and the miraculous jade that gives trained Cape Verdean soldiers the supernatural powers they had for hundreds of years.
Behind the walls of Kekon, war is brewing. Powerful foreign governments and mercenary criminal kings turn their eyes to the island nation. Jade, Kekon’s most valued resource, can enrich them or give them the advantage they need to overthrow their competitors.
Faced with threats from all sides, the Bone Family is forced to form new and dangerous alliances, confront enemies in the darkest streets and the tallest office towers, and set aside honor to do whatever is necessary to ensure their own survival. of all the green bones of Bacon.
The Jade War is the second book in the Green Bone Saga, an epic trilogy about family, honor, and those who live and die under the old laws of blood and jade.
It was such an incredible book and literally so much intrigue in this book that you could get lost. This time, the story interfered less with the competition between the two clans (Mountain and No Peak clans) and focused on how these clans plan the next move.
In this case, it is not as simple as claiming territory on a small plot of land in Kekon, but extending it to other countries. When the mountain clan revealed that they were doing business abroad, the No Peak clan also wanted to get some of that action by concentrating its efforts on expansion in Espen. However, during the massive war between the two countries, with refugees from those countries coming to Kekona and desperately demanding jade, it was possible to make money, even if it misled the basic ideologies of wearing jade.
I was really surprised by this ending and what all the political deals have overcome. Maybe I saw it if I paid more attention to the history and political components of the book, so it was amazing to see how the whole war, turmoil and war turned out to be a bigger plot device! Both families have interesting things to do and while you’re just reading the No Peak side, it’s still pretty interesting to see how they decide to expand their business.
Of course, it was also a much deeper development into Hilo, Shae, and Anden and the characters around them. Not only do they adapt to the roles assigned, but they also see that they are also trying to resist. It was really interesting to see Shae try to become an Air Man. While she has a mind for the business, it also seemed like she was trying to maintain some of her appearance by maintaining relationships and trying to avoid the horrible sides of her job. But there were things that were simply unavoidable, and watching Shae reluctantly take on the role of Weather Man was, in a sense, heartbreaking.
The same is true of Anden when he was sent to Espenia to live without jade. While there, he somehow gets stuck in the Green Bone families on that island and becomes a larger component of the No Peak clan. It was interesting to see how Shae and Anden discover their true self, as well as being included in the world their family created. My favorite character was probably Wen, who grows en masse from this story. Don’t let the Eye of the Eye with a green heart fool you!
I’ll tell you the story turned out to be a little slower for me. There was not much convincing history with more emphasis on the political and economic benefits of families. He felt more of a character, and his driver was the No Peak clan family. True, it’s almost to the end when a lot of really big points in the novel happen. There are other moments in the book that promote your interests, but I kept asking myself where it all happens in a few moments.
All in all, it was such a great story and a sequel to Jade City. It certainly seemed like the second part of The Godfather, in which Michael enters into a relationship with Cuba and legitimizes the business, but, as in the film, it delayed a bit as everything was prepared for the final chapter.