Jade Legacy Cover Reveal

Orbit has revealed the cover for Jade Legacy, the third book in the Green Bone Saga! It’s fittingly as bold and epic as its predecessors. I like how the series starts with a close-in image on the cover of Jade City, to a city skyline in Jade War, to the mountainous landscape of Kekon in Jade Legacy, reflecting the expanding scope and stakes of the trilogy.

Read the full announcement and book description here.


Jade War Launch Roundup

Jade War is out in the world, and I’ve absolutely blown away by the enthusiasm of Green Bone Saga readers. Here’s a roundup of recent online coverage, guest posts, interviews and fan content related to the launch.





Get Jade War Swag

Pre-orders and first week sales are immensely valuable to authors and publishers because they signal to booksellers that there’s demand for the book. If you pre-order Jade War or buy it within its first week of release, I’ll send you a signed bookplate, a postcard of the Green Bone oath, and a vinyl No Peak clan sticker to show off your clan loyalties!

All you have to do is:

1) Rush out and buy a copy of Jade War in any format (print, audio, e-book)

2) Post a selfie (or book photo, or pet photo) with your purchased copy of Jade War on social media (Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram) with the hashtag #JadeWar by July 31. 

3) Email or DM me with a link to your post and your mailing address (anywhere in the world is fine!)

4) Receive your swag! (Allow 1-3 weeks for delivery)

Starred Reviews for Jade War

In advance of its release on July 23, Jade War has garnered a triumvirate of starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, and Kirkus. Here’s what they’re saying:

“Lee’s story is sweeping, leisurely, and epic, and combines political intrigue with sharply choreographed action scenes, but it’s a character-driven family drama at its heart. Conflict ranges from delicate boardroom negotiations to dramatic duels, and from assassinations to all-out war, while the increasingly complex narrative continually ups the stakes. This worthy continuation of the larger story line delivers a satisfying tale and sets the stage for the next installment.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) 

“Smart and action-filled fantasy, filled with vibrant characters.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“Strong, thoughtful, and fast-paced.” —Kirkus (starred review)

Advance Reader Copies of Jade War

Look at these beautiful advance reader copies of Jade War! The second book in the Green Bone Saga releases on July 23, and I can’t wait to share the continuing story of the No Peak clan with readers. I’ll be giving away these signed ARCS to newsletter subscribers, in person at Norwescon April 19-21, and on Twitter. So subscribe, follow, and stay tuned.


Jade City Audiobook is an Audie Award Finalist

The audiobook of Jade City, narrated by Andrew Kishino, is a finalist for the 2019 Audie Awards in the Fantasy category. Andrew did an outstanding job bringing my book to life for listeners and I couldn’t be more thrilled to see his work recognized. Listen to a sample here, or download the book at Audible, Downpour, or wherever audiobooks are sold.

Winners will be announced at the Audie Awards Gala on March 4th.

Cross Fire is an Oregon Book Award Finalist

I’m happy to share the news that Cross Fire is a finalist for the 2019 Oregon Book Award in the YA category, alongside The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw, Books Smarts & Tender Hearts by Shelley Pearson, and This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada. Congratulations to all the finalists! This is my third Oregon Book Award nomination (Zeroboxer and Exo were nominees in 2016 and 2018 respectively). The full announcement and more details can be found on the Literary Arts website.