Over the last few months I’ve been immersed in the second book in a series of books called The Green Bone Saga. I just finished it, and I wanted to share it’s sheer awesomeness with you.
The Green Bone Saga is set in a world somewhat similar to ours, with one key difference: Their version of jade (hence “green bone”) has magical properties that can enhance a person’s strength, speed, perception, etc. It’s rare and highly prized.
The books mostly follow the Kaul family, which is one of several powerful mafia-like organizations featured in the first book, Jade City. The characters are nuanced, deep, unique, and flawed in interesting ways.
In both books, there’s plenty of intrigue and behind-closed-doors strategizing, but there are also some memorable fight scenes. The last time I read a book with such memorable fight scenes was The Way of Kings (the second book in particular).
Magic plus mafia plus kung fu? These books were written for me!
If that combination of genres sounds interesting to you, I’d highly recommend this series. It’s unfinished at this point, but I don’t think it will be too long before the third book is available.
What’s the last great book you read?