Greg Rothenberger's Reviews > City of Jade
City of Jade (City of...#2)
This was an odd one. Definitely not plot driven, it's a very placid (?) story. I enjoyed it quite a lot, but it's a huge change from Inferno, which I read immediately before it. I enjoy historical novels, M/M novels, and am fascinated with both the Byzantine empire and China, so it was a good choice for me. City of Jade is the story of a former soldier and dissatisfied imperial soldier and the caravan guard from Korea he meets. Together, they decide to go to China to make a new life for themselves. As caravan guards, they journey along the Silk Road, make great friends, but have surprisingly few adventures. It took me longer to read than I expected, but I believe that's because I was enjoying it so much. If you're looking for an interesting travelogue of 12th century Asia, and don't mind M/M romance, you may well enjoy this book. I believe I would like to read more by Ms. LaBarthe, and I know I'd enjoy a sequel to City of Jade.
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