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Read & Download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ R.F. Kuang 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 The Poppy PDFEPUBrealized she was finally free of the servitude and despair that had made up her daily existence That she got into Sinegard the most elite military school in Nikan was even surprisi. A really good book has a beginning a middle and then it absolutely ends you The Poppy War is a really good book I wish my pupils were at least heart shaped so I could accurately demonstrate my passion but if I ever die suddenly and don't have time to say anything profound just know that my real last words will always be about how much I love this book So what's this book about The Poppy War is a historical military fantasy grounded in the bloody history of China’s 20th century in which Rin—a dark skinned war orphan from the rural south—has fixed her heart on passing the Empire wide placement test and attending the most prestigious military academy in Nikan as a desperate lunge at the hope of escaping the gruesome inevitability of an arranged marriageA year at Sinegard of her rival classmates—all heirs of the Warlords and the wealthy and privileged—telling her to cease the folly of imagining herself their eual only gave Rin’s determination a savage edge and soon Rin learns with the aid of her seemingly insane and much disdained teacher that she possesses a lethal aptitude for the nearly mythical art of shamanismBut the chain of wonders and horrors hadn’t ended with her discovery the Nikans had lived with the certainty that sooner or later the Federation of Mugan would come and blood would flow and when they did Rin finds herself assigned to a company of the Cike—oddball misfits with shamanic powers—fighting for her country’s very survival Through their shared heritage and a connection to a perilous divinity Rin glimpses the world as her Commander—Altan—sees it made simple by the righteousness and fury that were the legacy of their unjustly murdered people And it made a good whetstone upon which to sharpen her own rage Rin is determined to win this war and do whatever it takes to ensure that her country would never again be forced to its kneesBut just how many of those unavoidable choices will result in unforgivable conseuences “War doesn’t determine who’s right War determines who remains” To be honest summing up the plot of The Poppy War does it a huge disservice For one thing it unfurls into at least three books' worth of plot but without ever feeling rushed or anything less than sure footed and scrupulous in its exploration of character and setting This is a dazzling debut painted by an inventive hand that takes hold and doesn’t let go It’s full of imaginative flair mad entombed gods truths too heavy for the hearts and a high stakes uest for revenge—blending magical elements with a culturally vibrant cast of characters and creating a shadowy world dripping with blood and revenge in which our fierce head strong heroine must claw her way to the top of a deadly pecking order The author also created secondary characters that were just as richly crafted and multidimensional so that each one gives you a tinge of pain when they goThis is not a book for the faint of heart The Poppy War is a wide array of unpleasant possibilities My mind was unwinding the tangled threads with tattered patience following each thread from one end to another through a thicket The author is so good at building tension and sitting tone and once the action gets going she only delights in twisting the knife deeper and deeper I never knew in which parts to be elated and terrified and I continuously felt the caution of wondering whether everything was a trick or another lie My expectations were so uprooted and jumbled that I was constantly forced to sit rapt with attention just to get my bearingsBut what truly snagged at me the most is waking up to the gruesome horrified realization that the author’s depiction of the war between Nikan and Mugen was strongly influenced by the Japanese invasion of China in the 1930s and specifically the Nanjing Massacre also known as the Rape of Nanking There’s sadly nothing too far fetched or too unbelievable about the horrors in this book and I just can't hold the reality of it all in my head without stirring a war in me between grief and utter disbelief “Children ceased to be children when you put a sword in their hands When you taught them to fight a war then you armed them and put them on the front lines they were not children any They were soldiers” Rin’s character radiated such an extraordinary vitality and her arc was nothing short of astounding—the years that stretched between the book’s beginning and its ending feeling impossibly vast Everything Rin was everything she’s become grew out of the carnage of her people Anger and indignation carved away everything else inside her—doubt fear embarrassment—leaving room for nothing else and her will was a blade forged by the sight of her country being whittled down one small piece of itself at a time despised and taken advantage ofI felt her every sorrow and anger and disappointment and so much loss with a keenness that often forced me to exclamation to stamping my feet or clutching my book to my chest And then she meets Altan and together their wrath ignited impossible to uell—carving through their minds and pushing everything out of its wayAltan’s life has been a seuence of monsters one after another tossing him about to suit their whims and it all eventually twisted into wild distorted rage and thwarted fury He and Rin were two hollowed out halves of a whole two allegiances doing battle but the one that has been sewn into their blood since birth winning out because they would always be the last remaining survivors of their kind and that has become a truth that both guarded and isolated themAnd as much as I tried to take heart from their scattered successes it was precious little to take heart from when it’s matched by horror at its costs and the knowledge that they both had finally become the worst of what they had always had the potential to be Especially when I still can't shake off the feeling that all the characters are merely pawns in a very treacherous game “But I warn you little warrior The price of power is pain” Eual parts heartbreaking and thoroughly satisfying The Poppy War is the fantasy novel I feel I've been waiting two lifetimes and a half for So clear your schedule before picking it up—you won't want to put it downTW sexual assault rape self harm drug use✨ wishlist ✨ blog ✨ twitter ✨ tumblr ✨

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Download º The Poppy War 108 õ [Reading] ➻ The Poppy War By R.F. Kuang – Insolpro.co.uk 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 Roos When Rin aced the Keju—the Empire wide test to fi Kara Empire is at peace the Federation of Mugen still lurks across a narrow sea The militarily advanced Federation occupied Nikan for decades after the First Poppy War and only barely lost the continent in the Second And while most of the people are complacent to go about their lives a few are aware that a Third Poppy War is just a spark away Rin’s shamanic powers may be the only way to save her people But as she finds out about the god that has chosen her the vengeful Phoenix she fears that winning the war may cost her humanity and that it may already be too late. This series is wonderful Straight into the seuel for me

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The Poppy WarNgBut surprises aren’t always goodBecause being a dark skinned peasant girl from the south is not an easy thing at Sinegard Targeted from the outset by rival classmates for her color poverty and gender Rin discovers she possesses a lethal unearthly power an aptitude for the nearly mythical art of shamanism Exploring the depths of her gift with the help of a seemingly insane teacher and psychoactive substances Rin learns that gods long thought dead are very much alive and that mastering control over those powers could mean than just surviving schoolFor while the Ni. Hi thereTHE POPPY WAR is my book so I'm obviously a bit biased I wrote it over three months during the winter of 2015 signed with an agent in February 2016 and sold the book to Harper Voyager during my birthday weekend in May 2016 It's been nearly two years since then so I'm terribly excited for it to finally go out in the world I'm going to use this space to tell you a little about THE POPPY WAR in case you're wondering whether you might enjoy reading it This book is not a romance story This is not a YA fantasy school story sorry I love those too Yes there's a school and we learn some things at the school but please don't let that description deceive you as we leave that setting uite uickly This is as I've always conceived it a war story It draws heavily on the Second Sino Japanese war which–if you know anything about Asia–was one of the darkest and bloodiest moments in Chinese history It grapples with the Rape of Nanjing It deals heavily with opium and drug use Opium was a source of Chinese weakness This book asks what would have happened if opium were instead a source of shamanic power This book is primarily about military strategy collapsing empires mad gods and the human ability to make awful ruthless decisions It's about how dictators are made To be entirely frank if you're turned off by violence I might pick up a different book But If you liked Avatar the Last Airbender but always wished it were a little darker and fucked up you might like this I think everyone writes unconsciously or not from the sources they loved and this book ended up being my creative smorgasbord of ATLA Ender's Game The Grace of Kings and Game of Thrones I'm not saying THE POPPY WAR will necessarily read like those books But geopolitical dramas mixed with brutally cruel choices is something I loved about all of those works and I really hope that's reflected in the writing Thanks for stopping by and I really hope you enjoy the book 3 3 3