The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

The Poppy War

The Poppy War #1

R.F. Kuang

544 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction fantasy historical adventurous dark tense medium-paced

Description

A brilliantly imaginative talent makes her exciting debut with this epic historical military fantasy, inspired by the bloody history of China’s twentieth century and filled with treachery and magic, in the tradition of Ken Liu’s Grace of Kings and...

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Moods

dark 93%
adventurous 75%
tense 68%
emotional 51%
challenging 42%
sad 40%
mysterious 17%
reflective 12%
informative 5%
funny 3%
inspiring 3%
hopeful 1%

Pace

medium 63%
fast 22%
slow 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 70% | Plot: 16% | Character: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 53% | Yes: 34% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 6% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 4%

Average rating

4.27

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