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The Kaul siblings battle rival clans for honor and control over an East Asia-inspired fantasy metropolis in Jade Legacy, the pause-resisting conclusion to the Green Bone Saga.

Jade, the mysterious and magical substance once exclusive to the Green Bone warriors of Kekon, is now coveted throughout the world. Everyone wants access to the supernatural abilities it provides, from traditional forces such as governments, mercenaries, and criminal kingpins, to modern players, including doctors, athletes, and movie studios. As the struggle over the control of jade grows ever larger and more deadly, the Kaul family, and the ancient ways of the Kekonese Green Bones, will never be the same.

Battered by war and tragedy, the Kauls are plagued by resentments and old wounds as their adversaries are on the ascent and their country is riven by dangerous factions and foreign interference. The clan must discern allies from enemies, set aside bloody rivalries, and make terrible sacrifices...but even the unbreakable bonds of blood and loyalty may not be enough to ensure the survival of the Green Bone clans and the nation they are sworn to protect.

The Green Bone Saga

  • Jade City
  • Jade War
  • Jade Legacy
©2021 Fonda Lee (P)2021 Orbit

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A sweeping saga

True to its name, the final book in the GBS is a sweeping tale spanning more than twenty years chronicling the key events starting from the aftermath of Jade War. Fonda once again anchors us in the roots of this trilogy: family and clan politics. And we get ample doses of both. Though Anden, Wen, and Hilo showed immense development in the 2nd book, their characterizations plateau in Jade Legacy. Shae, whom I found lacking in book 2, gets an even lesser development or an arc here.

The spotlight in Jade Legacy is instead split among a larger cast, most notably the next generation Kauls. We get enough characterization to grasp the motivations and personalities of Niko, Ru, and Jaya, but I wish we had more page-time dedicated to fleshing out the intergenerational dynamics between them and Hilo-Shae-Wen.

Politics has been a central cog to this machine and Fonda spends a lot of time in setting the stage before letting it all unfold. Poetic justice is never overrated, and the way Fonda delivers her justice for certain key antagonists like Bero and Ayt Mada deserves a special mention.

The clan is my blood, and the Pillar is my master. The GBS is a series that I won't forget for a good long time to come. It has firmly cemented itself over the course of its three books as the best written speculative fantasy in my recent memory. To those who say otherwise, I offer you a clean blade.

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Wonderful book

This was a fantastic finish to the trilogy. The pacing was a little slow at times, but that only served to lull you into a false sense of security when things ramp back up again.

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An amazing conclusion to an amazing series.

An amazing conclusion to an amazing series. Truly breathtaking. I wish I could read about these characters and this world forever.

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Badass story

The whole series is amazing. Definitely worth the read through. The last book was full of surprises plot wise and writing wise. Very unique take on fantasy

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Great narration, great book

Narration was perfect for this series. Seriously perfect. These book were incredible on their own, but I’m half convinced I wouldn’t have liked them quite as much if I had read instead of listened.

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Immersive serues

Thank you! I enjoyed this series so much. I can feel the world all around because the book is written so well. The characters became family. I appreciate your imagination!

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10/10 would recommend

Really great characters carry it and the final book hits all the right emotional notes.

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Amazing!

Amazing just like the other books. I'm sad this journey has come to an end. I need to get the physical books. I loved every moment of it.

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The best series I have read in.. ever?

The Green Bone Saga is an absolute masterpiece.

My only complaint is that it is over (though it sticks the landing as well as anything else I've ever read. Do yourself a favor. Read or listen to it.

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Beautiful and Heart wrenching

A fitting conclusion to the story of Lon, Helo, and Shae. So many surprises, laughs, tears, and anger. What more could you want.

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  • 05-05-22

Absolute Masterpiece

The whole series was fantastic but the last book was just so much more than I was expecting. Words can't do it justice, this is going to be hard to match!

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  • 05-04-22

what a satisfying ending to the trilogy

I've been hesitant to start the series but devoured all 3 books straight after on another. all 3 are fantastic and worth all the time to listen to them.

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  • Tanea Sheils
  • 04-09-22

Amazing

I cannot wait for the the movie series, this have to be transform in a movie series

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  • 02-04-22

Brilliant end to the trilogy

I’ve cried so many times while listening to this series!! All of the characters are so well formed and this book is no exception. It was an excellent and satisfying end to a passionate and complex story.

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  • helen cutting
  • 01-10-22

Wow!

What an end to a brilliant series, these just got better by the book and this is an absolute

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-28-21

A big disappointment

LOVED the first two, but this was a huge letdown. Kishino is great, however.

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  • Matt Dovey
  • 12-18-21

A staggering achievement

Fantastic character work. Heartbreakingly good. The Kaul family will live with me for a long, long time.

Probably the best trilogy of the last ten years.

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  • Dejan
  • 02-27-22

Like a contemporary The godfather with fantasy

We love listening to this as a (mature) family. The characters are complex and interesting. There are unexpected turns like the rest of the saga. The start of this book feels a little bit more rushed than the previous books but it settles down after half way.
If you liked the previous books this won't disappoint.
And like the previous books the narration was excellent.

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  • Shams Rahman
  • 12-08-21

a third masterpiece.

a perfect finale to this masterpiece of a series. everything I love about fantasy is perfectly encapsulated in this series.