Friday, 26 February 2021

The dragon republic by RF Kuang

Hardcover, 658 pages


Published August 8th 2019 by Harper Voyager


Series: The Poppy War #2


Fantasy


Own





I had been reading for 3 weeks, and sure it moved along, at a snails pace. It was never bad, but it was never good either. It felt like one big struggle, but not bad enough to dnf.




But enough is enough. I did not connect anymore, or care. But I also wanted to see what happens. But at the end I just wanted it done with and started skimming and that felt tough too.




I will give it an ok, because it is not bad. But I will certainly not read more.If someone want to spoil the end, go ahead. I am curious, but NOT curious enough to read more.





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 Empress who sold out Nikan to their 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. Rin throws herself into his war. After all, making war is all she knows how to do.




But the Empress is a more powerful foe than she appears, and the Dragon Warlord’s motivations are not as democratic as they seem. The more Rin learns, the more she fears her love for Nikan will drive her away from every ally and lead her to rely more and more on the Phoenix’s deadly power. Because there is nothing she won’t sacrifice for her country and her vengeance.


18 comments:

  1. I've heard the series is pretty bleak but good. Fantasy is hard for me to keep up wit, in general, so if it's slower that would be a problem for me.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. It was good, but not book 2, and bad enough for me not wanting more

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  2. Am I crazy, but I thought I saw your review of this posted before, lol! Anyway, this was not as good as the first. I am not rushing to read the next one, though at some point I do want to finish the trilogy.

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    1. You did! See I wrote and scheduled for today, but then I messed up and it went to January. I had to change quickly

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  3. I was thinking about starting this series, but maybe I need to think on it more.

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  4. I couldn't get through book 1, dnfed the audio halfway through. It was just not focused enough. Totally get you here!

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    1. If you could not get through that one, then you would not stand a chance here . Nothing happened

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  5. That's too bad... I hate when I book isn't bad, but you can't get into it. It's so hard to just stop reading because you hope it will pick up. I completely understand. The cover is lovely!!

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    1. I am good at dnfing, but then at times I stumble

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  6. I kinda felt the same way with the second book. I had to put it aside.

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    1. It made me sad :/ I really wanted to enjoy it

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  7. Oh, that is too bad. I have read this series but have heard good things about it. Sorry this one didn't work for you!

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