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The Burning God

By R. F. Kuang
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The exciting end to The Poppy War trilogy, R. F. Kuang’s acclaimed, award-winning epic fantasy that combines the history of twentieth-century China with a gripping world of gods and monsters, to devastating, enthralling effect.

After saving her nation of Nikan from foreign invaders and battling the evil Empress Su Daji in a brutal civil war, Fang Runin was betrayed by allies and left for dead. 

Despite her losses, Rin hasn’t given up on those for whom she has sacrificed so much—the people of the southern provinces and especially Tikany, the village that is her home. Returning to her roots, Rin meets difficult challenges—and unexpected opportunities. While her new allies in the Southern Coalition leadership are sly and untrustworthy, Rin quickly realizes that the real power in Nikan lies with the millions of common people who thirst for vengeance and revere her as a goddess of salvation. 

Backed by the masses and her Southern Army, Rin will use every weapon to defeat the Dragon Republic, the colonizing Hesperians, and all who threaten the shamanic arts and their practitioners. As her power and influence grows, though, will she be strong enough to resist the Phoenix’s intoxicating voice urging her to burn the world and everything in it? 


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2007 Reviews

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Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes
Believable charactersCharacters change and growDiverse charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingEasy to readOriginal writing
Surprised Face with Open Mouth
Likable charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenFast-pacedViolence
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“not as easy to read and comprehend as the first two books but a decently satisfying ending to the series nonetheless. i liked that every plot point was unpredictable, though some of the events felt a little rushed (venka getting killed, ending where rin doesn't even think of kitay before making nezha stab her, etc.) while others were dragged on for a long time (march through the snowy mountain).”
Characters change and growMulti-layered charactersOriginal writingUnpredictableRacismSelf-harmViolence
“I’ll just leave my review for the whole trilogy under this book - it was a fantastic reintroduction to fantastic, a genre I feel like I haven’t indulged in a long time. The world building is impressive, the use of historical analogies compelling, and the shamanism thrilling. It’s all put aside though due to the narrator - Runin Fang is such a poorly written, inconsistent main character that you can’t follow her for three books. You can SEE the potential as well, a female lead not driven by love but by power is such a new take, but it’s so poorly executed that you can’t help but hate her. Shes inconsistent, naive and incomprehensible at times, and not in a ‘ooo she’s so complex’ way but in just a poor writing kinda way.”

About R. F. Kuang

Rebecca F. Kuang is the #1 New York Times and #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Poppy War trilogy, Babel: An Arcane History, and Yellowface. Her work has won the Nebula, Locus, Crawford, and British Book Awards. A Marshall Scholar, she has an MPhil in Chinese Studies from Cambridge and an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from Oxford. She is now pursuing a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale, where she studies diaspora, contemporary Sinophone literature, and Asian American literature.

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