Jade Fire Gold by June CL Tan

Jade Fire Gold

by June CL Tan

What if Katara were the Dark Avatar and Zuko was hunting her down?

In order to save her grandmother from a cult of dangerous priests, a peasant girl cursed with the power to steal souls enters a tenuous alliance with an exiled prince bent on taking back the Dragon Throne. The pair must learn to trust each other but are haunted by their pasts—and the true nature of her dark magic.

Told in a dual pov narrative reminiscent of EMBER IN THE ASHES, JADE FIRE GOLD is a YA fantasy is inspired by East Asian mythology and folk tales. Epic in scope but intimate in characterization, fans of classic fantasies by Tamora Pierce and the magical Asiatic setting of AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER will enjoy this cinematic tale of family, revenge, and forgiveness.

Reviewed by ambiancereads on

4 of 5 stars

Felt a little predictable but still a wonderful debut novel! Absolutely loved the characters. Can’t wait to see what else she comes out with. Really liked the alternating pov from Ahn and Altan.

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