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The Dragon Republic

(The Poppy War #2)

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4.30  ·  Rating details ·  256 ratings  ·  165 reviews
The searing follow-up to 2018’s most celebrated fantasy debut – THE POPPY WAR.

In the aftermath of the Third Poppy War, shaman and warrior Rin is on the run: haunted by the atrocity she committed to end the war, addicted to opium, and hiding from the murderous commands of her vengeful god, the fiery Phoenix. Her only reason for living is to get revenge on the traitorous Emp
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Hardcover, 560 pages
Expected publication: August 6th 2019 by Harper Voyager
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Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
Just got an ARC!!
Can't wait to read this :D
شيماء ✨
If one of my favorite characters dies in this book, y'all are just gonna have to bury me with them
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Omg!!!!! I have this pre-ordered and was going to read with my group and reread first one. I will just reread them ALL later! Netgalley came through!! I almost fell over!! So it’s on baby!



REVIEW:

DAMN! DAMN! DAMN! DAMN! That ending! DAMN! DAMN! DAMN!

This will be a short review. I'm not going to spoil anything but you can skim over some of the quotes as you might consider them as a spoiler.

The Dragon Republic starts out with a bang; right out of the gates as I like to say. Rin is messed the hel
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Petrik
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Asian-inspired/military fantasy reader
Shelves: owned-ebooks
ARC provided by the publisher—Harper Voyager—in exchange for an honest review.

4.5/5 stars

The newest rising queen of fantasy is back with her newest book, The Dragon Republic, and it managed to live up to my super high expectations.


Can we first appreciate just how damn gorgeous the cover of this book is? JungShan has created another spectacular cover-selling ink illustration and I’m confident that many readers will pick up the book/series even if they don’t know anything about it. The same situat
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Emily May
Mar 15, 2019 marked it as arc-2019  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, arc
"combines the history of 20th-century China with a gripping world of gods and monsters, to devastating effect."

YES. I am so ready.


ARC provided in exchange for honest review 🐉
R.F. Kuang
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
get ready
Natalie Monroe
4.5 stars

“Between us, we have the fire and the water,” she said quietly. “I’m quite sure that together, we can take on the wind.”


In one of my status updates, I asked, "Is it possible to be sexually attracted to a book?"

The answer is yes. Unequivocally yes.

Those of you that might have been worried The Dragon Republic suffers from Second Book Syndrome can rest easy. There's mountains of overarching plot in this baby. It picks up pretty soon after the events of the last book. Rin is commander of
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✨    jamieson   ✨
Oct 05, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: anticipated-2019
LOOK AT THAT COVERRRR



me waiting for this book impatiently whilst simultaneously being highkey stressed about it bc I know it's gonna be a rough time for those characters


pre-ordering my coffin as we speak bc I know this book will KILL ME
Lisa
May 11, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My thanks to Harper Collins/Voyager and Netgalley.
This book was so much better than the first. So much action this time! I confess that I didn't even finish the first book, but now I may just to back and do that. Looking forward to book 3.
Umairah | Sereadipity
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: memorable
W O W

This book messed up my emotions in the best way possible. I'm very happy to report no symptoms of second book syndrome in the slightest.

Very impressed review to come!
Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
“War doesn't determine who's right. War determines who remains.”
-Rin, The Poppy War.

The Poppy War had such a strong ending that it could quite easily have been a stand alone novel. I thought it all had ended.

Now I’ve read the blurb to this and seen the cover and I know I won’t be able to resist it come May. I really hope it’s as good as the first one!

It really will be interesting to see where Kuang takes her character now because she really isn't the same person: war changed her.

(So I'll
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Hamad
Oct 20, 2018 marked it as to-read
All I want now in my life is to get rid of the anxiety and read a book! Is that asking for much??
I have been approved for an e-arc of this btw!

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I love the simplicity of this cover
One of my most anticipated 2019 releases!!!
Holly (Holly Hearts Books)
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-my-kindle
"You asked how large my sorrow is, and I answered, like a river in spring flowing east."

Poor Rin..

This book is dark and hit home in so many places within my weak heart. Rin is dealing with the aftermath of the decisions she made in The Poppy War. We all know they weren't the brightest and Kuang REALLY delves into that in this sequel. She is addicted to opium, has severe PTSD, she cuts herself and leaves the wounds open because she thinks pain is her only option. As well as other characters who d
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♠️ TABI ♠️
Sep 15, 2018 marked it as to-read
YES I SCREAMED WHEN I SAW NETGALLEY GAVE ME THIS OKAY YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH I AM READY TO BE DESTROYED BY THE SEQUEL TO MY TOP FAVORITE BOOK
megs_bookrack
Jan 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
HOLY SMOKES



LOOK AT THIS COVER!!!

((screams and runs to Amazon to preorder))
Adam
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The mindset that any one person is fundamentally inferior to another is infuriating. The sheer arrogance of such a notion is one of the most abhorrent qualities a human can possess. Whether it’s due to a slightly different shade of skin pigmentation, or a preference of which obscure mythical book passage to follow, or which side of an imaginary line you were conceived on, wars have been started over it all by the small-minded and ignorant. Many of these horrific themes are present in R. F. Kuang ...more
Surina
Seven fucking hells, the world isn't ready for this book.
MeaganCM
Oct 21, 2018 marked it as anticipated-release-tbr
LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL COVER!
Rachel Strolle
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I AM NOT OKAY
Sara➽ Ink Is My Sword
Feb 19, 2019 marked it as to-read
I haven't even finished The Poppy War and I already need this.
Her world is so rich and captivating, her writing is just the tasty cherry on top of an already wonderful action-pack masterpiece.🔥
Aleli
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-favorites
Slayed my entire existence.
RTC
Adah Udechukwu
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Dragon Republic is the best novel I have read this year. It is action-packed and has no dull moments.
Ines Marcella
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
omfg please hold me because WHYYY 😭😭
Amy Imogene Reads
Mar 27, 2019 marked it as to-read
Honestly can't contain my excitement - ARC approved!!

Thank you so much to Harper Collins - Harper Voyager via NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Taylor
Oct 07, 2018 marked it as to-read
UPDATE OCT 2018:

AHHHHHHH THE COVER IS PERFECT AND I'M GONNA DIEEEEEEEE

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OH FUCK. MY HEART AND SOUL ARE SLAIN BECAUSE THIS IS HAPPENING.



Have I still not recovered from The Poppy War? YEP. Would I sell my mortal soul for this book? FUCK YES.

In the name of the holiest of all fathers, Brendan Urie, GIVE ME STRENGTH. Amen.
Ali Corvere
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Between us, we have the fire and the water," she said quietly. "I'm sure that together, we can take on the wind."

*shouts from the rooftops* This book was everything I could've hoped for in a sequel AND MORE.

The Dragon Republic follows Fang Runin after the devastating ending of The Poppy War. Rin is not only coming to terms with her unpredictable shamanic powers, but she is also dealing with addiction, an immense amount of guilt, and PTSD. Rin joins forces with The Dragon Warlord and sets her
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Micaila Blankenship
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
ARC provided by the publisher - Harper Voyager - in exchange for an honest review.

"It was a world of gods, a time of great powers. It was the era of divinity walking in man, of wind and water and fire."


To be honest, going into this I had extremely high expectations as the first book was my top Fantasy read of 2018 and I can officially say R.F. Kuang did not let me down! 

This book was just as stunning, shocking, and oh so wonderfully dark as the first.

Perhaps my favorite aspect of this series is
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Lenore .
✧ ARC PROVIDED BY THE PUBLISHER VIA EDELWEISS IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW ✧
Fire and water looked so lovely together. It was a pity they destroyed each other by nature.

How the hell am even supposed to form cohesive sentences after this ending???

This is how you write a book. This is how you take a good story and turn it into an unforgettable dream. This is how you drive a stake into a reader's heart and have them ask for more.

The Dragon Republic is everything I could have wanted from the seco
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Gretal
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
fuck
Sunny ✨wordslikefury✨
Just look at that beautiful cover!!!
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