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The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War, 2) (udgave 2020)

af R. F Kuang (Forfatter)

Serier: The Poppy War (2)

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Rin's story continues in this acclaimed sequel to The Poppy War--an epic fantasy combining the history of twentieth-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.… (mere)
Medlem:heatheroo83
Titel:The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War, 2)
Forfattere:R. F Kuang (Forfatter)
Info:Harper Voyager (2020), 672 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
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The Dragon Republic af R. F. Kuang

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    Tess of the Road af Rachel Hartman (g33kgrrl)
    g33kgrrl: This isn't a plot-based recommendation; it's definitely a character's emotional-journey based recommendation. Both characters have gone through emotional hell before the start of the respective books, and have to work through it through the course of the story while also dealing with the events in the book. A lot of the hell they have to deal with is in their own head and feelings of self-worth, or lack thereof.… (mere)
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Viser 1-5 af 24 (næste | vis alle)
This is where I really wish Goodreads allowed half stars; this is really more of a 3 1/2 (or even 3 3/4) than 3 stars, but it's not as good/thrilling/breathless as the first book. Though I will say I found myself reading slower at the end because I didn't want it to end!

For one, we retread the same plot with Rin being sealed off from her powers and unable to use them. For the vast majority of the first book, she was too scared to use her powers. Which worked then, and I wasn't happy the same thing was basically happening again. And she's just as impulsive as before, even ruining a plan that was going perfectly trying to kill the Empress on, basically, a whim. At least the first complaint kind of works to balance out the second, since she's basically forced to learn humility.

And then the whole thing with the Dragon Republic - it's understandable why this was such an attractive proposition for her; a chance to get revenge on the Empress, a chance to bring Nikan into Democracy and the future; but it became pretty clear early on that Vaisra was committing just as many, if not more, atrocities than the Muganese a few months ago. And when it's brought to Rin's attention, she steadfastly ignores it and continues on. But, just like in the first book, so much happens in a relatively short span, and her eyes are forced to open. Rin's confusion and feelings of being lost finally come to the fore, and she starts to doubt herself. It certainly doesn't help that the Hesperians are there, studying her and watching passively as thousands die, and that Kitay, who (thankfully) survived all the horrors of the first book changed is now somehow both the voice of reason and someone who eggs Rin on. And, just to really confuse Rin, Nezha is back with a secret and a fanatical loyalty to his father. But instead of taking this chance to really understand herself and what she wants, she instead wants to be a pawn, and to be led, so that she doesn't have to take responsibility.

But while all that was engaging and thrilling, the end kind of left me flat. Kitay becomes Rin's anchor, so that she can call the fire through him in order to not let the Phoenix overwhelm her, but that seems to hardly effect anything. Qara and Chagan were anchored when they were 10 days old (how did they manage to kill the sacrifice? Unclear and unimportant), so it makes sense that they're so emeshed, but anchoring Kitay and Rin seems to fly against what we've learned about the whole thing (also, when Qara asks if she's been diminished by her bond with Chagan, which is a very fair question, she basically says "idk we've been anchored for so long that we're basically the same person so I wouldn't know," which is frustrating. Qara has always been a shadow of Chagan, even in her death.). Channeling the fire through him is seen to effect him in some way, but it's totally glossed over (maybe she's saving that for the 3rd book?), and there's hardly any change in interaction between Rin and Kitay (like, come on, you two are bound together for life, how does that affect your relationship??).
The final 100 or so pages of the book were a whirlwind - the Empress reveals to Rin that the Trifecta was born out of hatred for the Hesperians, that Vaisra allowed the Muganese to invade so he and the Hesperians could take control, Nezha betrays her, and then Rin starts on the path to becoming a Southern Warlord and starting another war. And Rin takes a few weeks to clear her system of opium and is magically not addicted anymore. She doesn't experience any cravings or worries about relapse when she's given opium and other drugs, and even crows that her tolerance is higher than expected.
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  Elna_McIntosh | Sep 29, 2021 |
The intricacies of political power play coupled with back-stabbing friendships make this one of the best plotted out series that I've read so far. And, I mean literal back-stabbing! ( )
  VipashaAiyer | Sep 28, 2021 |
I won this book in giveaway and read the ARC. I doubt reading the final edition would have changed my thoughts.

This is the second book of a trilogy. The first The Poppy War, blew me away. This one not so much. I don't know if it was me, or the book, but it took me 2 1/2 months to finish this book

I got the feeling that this book was rushed to press so as not to lose the momentum of the first book. I will read the conclusion of the series, in hopes that [a:R.F. Kuang|16820001|R.F. Kuang|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1563395354p2/16820001.jpg] will come through with a spectacular finale. She truly is gifted, and has offered up a new fantasy world that will open doors to the genre. I wanted to love book 2-I just didn't.
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  JBroda | Sep 24, 2021 |
I read The Poppy War a few months ago and was so impressed by it that I knew I had to read the sequel. But I kept putting it off because I just wasn’t sure I could handle the darkness of it all so soon after the events of the first book. And I was completely right. This book is more intense, more grim and raises the stakes to even more heights and I enjoyed every second of it.

I really thought we had seen a lot of the world in the first book but the author managed to expand it even more and i was very impressed. We are introduced to the various warlords of the Nikara empire and their often antagonistic positions towards each other, how they are unwilling to compromise for the sake of the common people. There is a lot of talk about democracy and letting people vote, while also opposing opinions that uneducated/uncivilized people who have always been fighting can’t possibly vote and decide what kind of a ruler they want. While we live in a world where democracy is considered the best form of governance, it was fascinating to read how it must have been during the olden days when it was still an idea and many didn’t understand or didn’t want the choice of voting.

I’m not great at geography nor do I know much about Chinese history, so I can’t be sure what it’s based on but the way the Dragon province, it’s various interconnected river systems and it’s naval capabilities are described is absolutely stunning and I loved this new setting.

We also finally get to know about the Hesperians in detail and they are obviously based on a western culture but I couldn’t exactly pinpoint which one. Their profound arrogance and sense of superiority over the native population of Nikara is very much the language of the colonizers we’ve heard in the past and it really infuriated me. They are also a monotheistic people and their mission to rid the continent of its belief in the pantheon is very much reminiscent of the spread of Christianity through crusades and inquisitions across the world. Having recently read a history book about US using its immense power and leverage to colonize and overpower and make other countries accept its terms and standards, I couldn’t help but see the same parallels in how the Hesperians dangle the promise of aid in front of the Republic to get the trade tariffs they want along with complete permission to proselytize. I suppose it was the author’s intent, because I felt absolute disdain and loathing for the Hesperians and keep hoping that they’ll be soundly defeated.

Even though the book is still divided into parts, I thought the plot and pacing was much more consistent this time because it’s just preparation and war right from the get go, and it never lets up. The author is extremely talented at writing about military strategies, political intrigue, shifting loyalties and brilliantly executed naval battles. She is also unfazed in showing us the brutal realities of war and after having read some of it in The Poppy War, I wasn’t surprised that she took it up a notch. How war changes everyone, how even fighting for a just cause doesn’t stop its soldiers from being unjust, the corruption of power and how brutally the common populace suffers - it’s all captured very realistically and it was sometimes even uncomfortable to read.

I was on the edge of my seat while reading because I couldn’t guess who was gonna betray whom, and what twists and turns would come next and it’s amazing that the while I was happy when something I predicted occurred, I was even more delighted when the author took the story in much more unexpected directions. The last 10-15% of the book which has a magnificent battle sequence was extremely tense and some of the scenes really gave me goosebumps.

Rin is such a compelling character to follow. She is angry at all the power she has and what it compels her to do, she is angry at being used as a weapon and pawn and she is furious about what happened at the end of the Poppy War - but it is all a mask so that she doesn’t feel the crushing guilt of it all. She becomes more and more impulsive and makes rash decisions and lets her anger get better of her ; and there were many moments where I just wanted to shake her and make her see reason. But there was never a single moment where I stopped rooting for her and I think that’s the mark of a remarkable author. And the way her character arc is written - from hitting rock bottom to gaining control to understanding what she wants to do next - it’s brilliant and I can’t ask for a more interesting and well written main character.

While the rest of the Cike is also present alongwith Rin, the two other characters we get to know a bit better are Kitay and Nezha. Kitay really is the master strategist and the way his mind works is a wonder to read about. I thought his frustration at being the best in the room but still being dismissed because the older generals couldn’t accept his reasoning is captured very well. He is also such a good friend to Rin and I loved the development of their relationship, from somewhat antagonistic to an immense love based on respect and trust.

I really liked Nezha too for the most part but he is also an idealist who is privileged to hold the positions he does, and he never really understands that. But seeing Rin be a little tender and vulnerable with him and how he tried to protect whenever he could was very lovely to read. The Cike are the reason there is atleast some banter and levity in the book and it was interesting to see Rin go from not wanting to be their commander to genuinely bonding with them. Venka is another strong character who doesn’t let adversity define her and while we got to see her only a little, I have a feeling she’ll be more prominent in the next book.

To conclude, I don’t think I really have much to say which hasn’t already been said. This is a brilliantly written grimdark military fantasy, with compelling characters and some amazing battle sequences. If you have already loved the Poppy War, I know you’re gonna love this too. But if you like this genre and haven’t tried this series yet, don’t wait more. Just pick it up and be ready for your mind to be blown. Definitely one of my favorite reads of this year and deserves all the accolades it’s been getting. ( )
  ksahitya1987 | Aug 20, 2021 |
If I could tell a review on the app in gifs, I would. Holy God. ( )
  Stacie-C | May 8, 2021 |
Viser 1-5 af 24 (næste | vis alle)
From the epic scale of its battles, to its intimate exploration of the thoughts and struggles of its protagonist, the second volume of the Poppy War saga is enthralling.
 
The Dragon Republic raises the stakes to sky-high levels, where no character is entirely safe, and nothing is quite as it seems.
tilføjet af g33kgrrl | RedigerBookshelves and Paperbacks (Jul 24, 2019)
 
Kuang brings brilliance to this invigorating and complex military fantasy sequel to The Poppy War.
tilføjet af g33kgrrl | RedigerPublisher's Weekly (May 22, 2019)
 
Kuang excels at wreaking emotional havoc while delivering a powerful meditation on war and survival. It is a compelling follow-up to a landmark debut, so make sure you visit The Dragon Republic.
 

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Rin's story continues in this acclaimed sequel to The Poppy War--an epic fantasy combining the history of twentieth-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.

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