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The Dragon Republic

Written by: R. F. Kuang
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 23 hrs and 46 mins
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Rin’s story continues in this acclaimed sequel to The Poppy War - an epic fantasy combining the history of 20th-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.

©2019 R. F. Kuang (P)2019 HarperAudio

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  • Kevin
  • 2019-08-09

The Perfect Sequel

As much as I loved "The Poppy War," I loved "The Dragon Republic" even more. Not as dark as the first book, especially when dealing with the war crimes committed, but didn’t pull any punches. The book introduced some very interesting new factions and gives a lot of clarification on the Trifecta and why these wars are being fought.

The performance was amazing. Emily Woo Zeller give all the characters distinct personalities and does several variations of accents without becoming hard to understand.

I will never not recommend this series to people who love grimdark/dark fantasy.

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  • Emma C
  • 2019-08-18

Brilliant

Kuang did it again. A stunning sequel to Poppy War. great characters, well developed plot, great worldbuilding tied into an historic setting.

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  • Abriana
  • 2019-08-14

100 out of 10

R.F Kunag never ceases to fucking amaze me! Get the audiobook , get the book, get the Kindle version just read it!