Blood Jade (The Phoenix Hoard #2) (Hardcover)
The follow-up to Ebony Gate, the critically acclaimed debut of Vee and Bebelle's Phoenix Hoard series.
IT TAKES A KILLER TO CATCH A KILLER
Emiko Soong, newly minted Sentinel of San Francisco, just can't catch a break. Just after she becomes the guardian for a sentient city, a murder strikes close to home. Called by the city and one of the most powerful clans to investigate, she traces the killer whose scent signature bears a haunting similarity to her mother’s talent.
The trail will lead her back to Tokyo where the thread she pulls threatens to unravel her whole world and bring dark family secrets to light.
Meanwhile, the General rises in the East and Emiko must fight the hidden enemies of his growing army who are amped up on Blood Jade, while keeping her promises to her brother Tatsuya as he prepares for his tourney.
Her duties as Sentinel and her loyalties collide when she must choose between hiding her deepest shame or stopping the General’s relentless march.
#1 Ebony Gate
#2 Blood Jade
Ken Bebelle turned his childhood love for reading sci-fi and fantasy into a career in prosthetics. After twenty years he came back to books, writing about plucky underdogs and ancient magical artifacts with deadly secrets. He and his wife live in the Pacific Northwest and he still dreams of growing perfect tomatoes.
Praise for Ebony Gate
“Ebony Gate is a snarky Harry Dresden meets Shang-Chi, with a dash of Monster Hunter International.” — Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling co-author of Dune: House Atreides
“A wild, exhilarating ride through a living San Francisco populated with ghosts, magical beasts, and one tough-as-nails heroine. Adventurous and filled with heart, exploring the struggles of a bloody past and familial duty, Ebony Gate is a spectacular start to what promises to be an engrossing series.” — Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter
“Ebony Gate is a bizarre and exciting thrill ride! It’s Doctor Strange meets Shang-Chi with a big dose of original characters, modern fantasy, and dynamic action. Highly recommended!” — Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of the Joe Ledger Thrillers and Kagen the Damned
“It’s like reading my favorite martial arts movies, with magic that will blow your mind.” — Brian D. Anderson, bestselling author of The Godling Chronicles
“Put this book in the hands of fans of Fonda Lee’s ‘Green Bone Saga.’” — Library Journal