The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang

The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang

The Poppy War R. F. Kuang

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: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who realized she was finally free of the servitude and despair that had made up her daily existence. That she got into Sinegard—the most elite military school in Nikan—was even more surprising. But… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Classism
  • Racism & colourism
  • Gang rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Forced marriage
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sterilization
  • Medical experimentation
  • Dead bodies
  • Decapitation and dismemberment
  • Graphic murder & mass murder
  • Torture
  • Explosions
  • Knife violence
  • Physical assault
  • Captivity & confinement
  • War themes & military violence
  • Fire
  • Flooding
  • Bullying
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