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The Dragon Republic

The Poppy War, Book 2
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Series: The Poppy War, Book 2
Length: 23 hrs and 46 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Summary

The searing follow-up to 2018’s most celebrated fantasy debut – The Poppy War.

Rin is on the run.... 

Haunted by the atrocity she committed to save her people, addicted to opium, and driven by the murderous commands of Phoenix, the vengeful god who has blessed Rin with her fearsome power.

Rin’s only reason for living is to get revenge on the traitorous Empress who sold her homeland, Nikan, to her enemies.

With no other options, Rin joins forces with the powerful Dragon Warlord, who has a plan to conquer Nikan, unseat the Empress, and create a new Republic. She throws herself into his war.

After all, making war is all she knows how to do....

©2019 R.F. Kuang (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"A wholly unique experience." (The Washington Post)

"A blistering, powerful epic of war and revenge that will captivate you to the bitter end." (Kameron Hurley, author of The Stars Are Legion

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excellent sequel to the first book.

can't wait for the next book. very good sequel, very well thought out and brilliant narration

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Staggeringly good fantasy

If R.F.K keeps this up, The Poppy War series will easily become one of the best fantasy series ever written. Seriously powerful storytelling. A definite must.

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  • lewis godsell
  • 02-09-19

Better than The Poppy War

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Whilst i enjoyed the poppy war i found it to be a little disjointed and unfocused. The Dragon Republic rectified these issues for me as the story flowed better and was thematically tighter.
I particularly enjoyed the way Rin's character developed in this book and the greater depth given to some of the other characters.
The plot is great with some very interesting political machinations and character relationships.
This is the best book of any genre that i"ve read in a long time and so much better than what the vast majority other fantasy authors have to offer.
Very highly recommended.

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  • ransona
  • 12-10-19

excellent second book.

Now I am eager for the third book. if it's half as good as the book 2, then this Saga will be memorable.