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The Poppy War - R. F Kuang
The Poppy War
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When Rin aced the Keju—the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies—it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to... show more
When Rin aced the Keju—the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies—it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who r
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ISBN: 9780062662590
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
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Lori's Little House of Reviews.
Lori's Little House of Reviews. rated it
4.0 Liked it but not as much as other readers.
I thought the book was pretty good. I loved the world building and the History of the past wars. But I didn't really care about any of the characters. Rin drove me nuts, I felt like she rushed into a lot of things, without thinking things through first. I know people would say its because she's youn...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.5 Complex
Opium is an undercurrent of the Nikara empire. The war with the Federation of Mugen brought it to these shores and only the powers of the Trifecta, the Vipress; The Dragon Emperor and the Gatekeeper who went to the gods and begged for power, have kept the Mugen Federation at bay. The Dragon Emper...
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom rated it
4.0 The Poppy War - R.F. Kuang
As soon as I saw the blurb for The Poppy War, I was sure I was going to want to read it - it's a great time to be a fantasy reader, as there's so much out there now which is not just farmboy-is-secretly-a-prince set in a faux-medieval European setting. Read plenty of those in my time! Anyway, The ...
Ceridwen
Ceridwen rated it
0.0 National epic from hell
Uff da, that ended with some bleakness. I was half expecting ur usual boarding school matriculation maybe with a little national epic thrown in (and that isn't a bad description of events if you're being literal) but boy, howdy does The Poppy War fuck that shit up. It's like a trick where you're exp...
imyril
imyril rated it
5.0 The Poppy War
Oh dear gods above I was not ready.The first half of The Poppy War is familiar tropes in a gloriously Chinese setting: a re-imagination of early twentieth century China, weaving fact and fantasy in a way this hopelessly English reader can't possible unpick and can only enjoy. A plucky, stubborn prot...
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