Review: The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War, #2)

The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book started off in a very hard to read place because the author had to deal with the aftermath of the first book. It made everything Rin goes through feel earned. Nothing comes too easily. But it did mean that it was a while before I reached a point where I couldn’t stop reading.

It works very well as the second book in a trilogy. There are lots of twists and turns that mirror the chaos of war. Rin struggles with many internal questions – who to trust, are soldiers responsible for their actions in war, who are your friends, and more. But there’s also lots of well-written action.

If you liked the first book, this one answers a bunch of questions while posing many more. I think you’ll probably enjoy this one, too.

View all my reviews