Aug 5, 2018

Otherland Book Club - Fantasy is back baby!

We're finally back at reading fantasy in our book club after a l-o-o-o-ng long time and we'll pick up from where we left with Fonda Lee's kick-ass adult debut Jade City (Green Bone Saga #1).

In a universe where the warrior Green Bones' performance is enhanced by the ever so precious and magical jade, the city of Janloon is divided between two rival clans; No Peak and Mountain. Nothing stays as it is though; not only is the hard earned peace in danger because of increasing unrests between the two groups but also a new drug that allows everyone -not only green bone warriors- to carry the powerful jade stirs up the balance!

It's all here, people: Asian martial art meets high fantasy meets mafia!

Having devoured it in no time, I can safely say that this book's single flaw is the fact that it ends. Seriously, I could have kept on reading the enthralling story of the powerful Kaul dynasty forever and was genuinely sorry when I was through. On top of all, it ends on a highly suspenseful note making it all the more painful to have to wait until Spring 2019... I could cry, really.

But in the meantime we'll stick to our reading schedule, which is:

August 24th        The Death and Life of Schneider Wrack by Nate Crowley (Horror Special)
September 14th   Dragon's Egg by Robert L. Forward
October 12th       The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
November 9th      La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

The Jade City discussion is taking place this Friday, August 10th, at 7.30 pm, at the Otherland Bookshop as usual.
Also as usual, there will be snacks and drinks, admission is free and please read the book and join us!

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