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Terciel & Elinor by Garth Nix
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Jade Legacy – Fonda Lee
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November 2021 release: Jade Legacy – Fonda Lee

The highly anticipated final installment in Fonda Lee’s Green Bone Saga, Jade Legacy arrives to close out the month – and kick off that all-important holiday gift buying window. (Though, honestly, please order your books early for the holidays, folks. Shipping and production issues are real.)

It’s been four years since Jade City was initially released and two years since its sequel Jade War hit shelves, which greatly expanded the world of its story. Now Jade Legacy aims to bring the epic feud between the Green Bone clans to a conclusion and promises to be more than worth the wait. (The final installment clocks in at over 700 pages!)

Their decades-long feud has been fueled by everything from politics and honor to desire for the mystical jade that gives its users special abilities, infecting generations of family members both young and old. But as the older participants eventually age, die, or retire, the younger members of both clans step forward, eager to find a way to end the conflict once and for all.

The question, of course, is whether they’ll be successful – and what the world will look like by the time they do,

The official synopsis describes the story as follows.

"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."

Jade Legacy will be available on November 30.