Thank you to Little, Brown Book Group Uk, Orbit and Netgalley for the review copy in exchange for an honest review. This does not change my opinion in anyway.
Book: Jade Legacy (Green Bone Saga 3) by Fonda Lee
Release Date: November 30th 2021
Tags: Fantasy | Adult | Green Bone Magic | Family | Maffia
Trigger/Content Warnings: Rape Mentioned | Suicide Mentioned | Blood | Gore | Torture
Other books in this series I reviewed
Jade City | Jade War
Jade, the mysterious and magical substance once exclusive to the Green Bone warriors of Kekon, is now known and 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.
The Kauls have been battered by war and tragedy. They 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 that could destroy the Green Bone way of life altogether. As a new generation arises, the clan’s growing empire is in danger of coming apart.
The clan must discern allies from enemies, set aside 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.
How do you review a book like Jade Legacy? When it is the conclusion to such an epic series? When it leaves behind the legacy of the Kauls? When it spans so much time? Honestly, you don’t. You just gush.
Fonda Lee has written an absolute gem of a fantasy series that will withstand the test of time for sure because it continues to bring the themes forward that we are drawn to. Family, Loyalty, Change, Faith, Collonialism. But also being able to be your own person in a family that stands so tall and proud for its values and history.
There were twists and turns. Characters that returned (could have done without Bero), characters that grew, characters that left, and characters that dies. I felt along their journey with each of them. Especially one death absolutely killed me. I am still crying on the inside over him. He deserved so much more than he got.
I think the only downside about this book is that it spans so many years. I understand why. But it sometimes left me still standing in the mess of the previous year while we were already heading into the next arc a few years later. I think that does tell you what this book does to your emotions.
All in all this review is just here to tell you to pick up the whole of the Green Bone Saga now. You don’t have to wait between books. You can get your heart torn out all at once while reading these 3 books back to back. And you won’t even want it back.