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The Dragon Republic

By R. F. Kuang
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Publisher Description

Rin’s story continues in this acclaimed sequel to The Poppy War—an epic fantasy combining the history of twentieth-century China with a gripping world of gods and monsters.

The war is over.

The war has just begun.

Three times throughout its history, Nikan has fought for its survival in the bloody Poppy Wars. Though the third battle has just ended, shaman and warrior Rin cannot forget the atrocity she committed to save her people. Now she is on the run from her guilt, the opium addiction that holds her like a vice, and the murderous commands of the fiery Phoenix—the vengeful god who has blessed Rin with her fearsome power.

Though she does not want to live, she refuses to die until she avenges the traitorous Empress who betrayed Rin’s homeland to its enemies. Her only hope is to join forces with the powerful Dragon Warlord, who plots to conquer Nikan, unseat the Empress, and create a new republic.

But neither the Empress nor the Dragon Warlord are what they seem. The more Rin witnesses, the more she fears her love for Nikan will force her to use the Phoenix’s deadly power once more.

Because there is nothing Rin won’t sacrifice to save her country . . . and exact her vengeance.

2708 Reviews

Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes
Believable charactersDiverse charactersLikable charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingEasy to readFunny writingOriginal writing
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“My favourite thing about this is the ambiguity of the characters. It's war. There's always a beginning. There's always stories you know nothing about. I didn't think i'd end up liking it more than the first one bec clearly the first book had me on a chokehold but unfortunately RF Kuang delivered again. I loved this so much. I live for this kind of thing. I don't think i'll ever come across something like this again.”
Multi-layered charactersBeautifully written
Thumbs Up“Love it more than the 1st book. Rin’s character getting more mature. We see interaction of Rin and her friends from Sinegard quite lot. Although the death and the betrayal…sigh…it’s quite depressing. Think i will take a break from continuing to the last book because the plot twist at the end of this book. I should’ve seen it coming but still…i think there’s hope. But i dont think so.”
Loudly Crying Face
Characters change and growMulti-layered charactersAddictiveSuspensefulUnpredictableImmersive settingDarkHeartbreakingThought-provoking

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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