The Poppy War

RF Kuang

josh read

Fantasy story clearly taking place in a proxy for China fending off an invasion from an island state (Japan) pretty graphic in some cases where it mirrors the japanese occupation and genocide during ww2 fun and compelling writing, the first half is a coming of age going to school story and the second half is just war fantasy elements are interesting but maybe a little half baked? a weird hybrid of real history with fake nation states and magic preferred babel