by Fonda Lee | Mar 23, 2023 | News
Behold the glorious art of Charis Loke that is the cover for Jade Shards, the Green Bone Saga short story collection releasing from Subterranean Press in July. I love how well the cover design complements The Jade Setter of Janloon and weaves in so many details from the four prequel short stories that comprise the collection. Family relationships have always been at the heart of the Green Bone Saga and Charis captured that perfectly.
Many thanks to Petrik Leo for hosting the official cover reveal on his blog and YouTube channel.
The signed, limited edition hardcover of Jade Shards will be available for preorder on the Subterranean Press website on Monday, March 27 at 12:00pm PST.
by Fonda Lee | Mar 1, 2023 | News
Book deal news! My next novel, The Last Contract of Isako, is a cyberpunk samurai space opera (without the space) that I describe as what you’d get if Akira Kurosawa wrote Dune starring a 50-something give-no-fucks swordswoman on her last job, blended with vibes of Blade Runner plus a touch of John Wick. Scheduled to release in Winter 2025. Read the announcement from Orbit Books.
by Fonda Lee | Feb 23, 2023 | News
Wow. The Green Bone Saga tops Reader’s Digest’s list of the 25 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written, and Jade City is included on Book Riot’s 22 Best Fantasy Books of All Time. More than a year after the publication of Jade Legacy, I’m happy and grateful that the trilogy is still garnering praise and attention.
by Fonda Lee | Feb 17, 2023 | News
Join me at one of these events in April, in person and online, for the launch of Untethered Sky.
by Fonda Lee | Jan 11, 2023 | News
Preorder Untethered Sky and submit the receipt by April 10, 2023 to receive a signed bookplate and laptop sticker!
by Fonda Lee | Dec 1, 2022 | News
Last year, I was approached by Shannon Lee, the daughter of Bruce Lee, who asked me if I would be interested in collaborating with her to write a series of young adult fantasy novels inspired by her father’s life, writings, and philosophy. Bruce Lee is such an influential figure to me, so of course, my answer was a resounding yes. I’m excited to share the news that the Guardian of the Scroll duology has now sold to editor Mara Delgado-Sanchez at Wednesday Books, for publication in 2024 and 2025.
by Fonda Lee | Aug 11, 2022 | News
Jade Legacy is a finalist for the 2022 Dragon Award for Best Fantasy Novel! The Dragon Award is voted on by any and all fans and is handed out each year at DragonCon in Atlanta. See the full ballot here, and register to vote for you favorite science fiction and fantasy works of the year.
by Fonda Lee | Jul 18, 2022 | News
Behold the stunning cover for Untethered Sky, releasing from Tordotcom on April 11, 2023. Artist Jaime Jones did a wonderful job of capturing the partnership between the main character, Ester, and the roc that she trains to hunt manticores. Here’s a bit more about my upcoming novella, from the cover reveal announcement:
Ester’s family was torn apart when a manticore killed her mother and baby brother, leaving her with nothing but her father’s painful silence and a single, overwhelming need to kill the monsters that took her family.
Ester’s path leads her to join the King’s Royal Mews, where the giant rocs of legend are flown to hunt manticores by their brave and dedicated rukhers. Paired with a fledgling roc named Zahra, Ester finds purpose and acclaim by devoting herself to a calling that demands absolute sacrifice and a creature that will never return her love. The terrifying partnership between woman and roc leads Ester not only on the empire’s most dangerous manticore hunt, but on a journey of perseverance and acceptance.
Untethered Sky is now available for preorder wherever books are sold.
by Fonda Lee | Jun 25, 2022 | News
I’m stunned and honored by the news: Jade Legacy has won the 2022 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel! Thank you to Locus Magazine and all the readers who voted for my work. The full announcement of all the deserving winners and finalists can be found here.
by Fonda Lee | May 10, 2022 | News
Jade Legacy is a Locus Award finalist for Best Fantasy Novel! Congratulations to all the talented writers on this year’s ballot.