The Poppy War
by R. F. Kuang
- Epic Fantasy , Best of 2018
1 Member Credit
When magic, war and mad gods collide
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 that a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating. That she got into the most elite military school in Nikan—was even more surprising.
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, Rin learns that gods long thought dead are very much alive—and that mastering control over her powers may be the only way to save her people from war. But she fears that winning the war may cost her humanity…and that it may already be too late.
"A blistering, powerful epic of war and revenge that will captivate you to the bitter end.”—Kameron Hurley, author of The Stars are Legion
“A thrilling, action-packed fantasy of gods and mythology...The ambitious heroine’s rise from poverty to ruthless military commander makes for a gripping read, and I eagerly await the next installment.”—Julie C. Dao, author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
“In The Poppy War, RF Kuang draws on history and myth to tell a relentlessly unforgiving story of war, vengeance, power and madness, with larger-than-life characters that evoke sympathy and rouse terror. Brace yourself.”—Fonda Lee, award-winning author of The Green Bone Saga
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||May 1, 2018|