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The Burning God

Written by:
R. F. Kuang
Narrated by:
Emily Woo Zeller

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 2020
23 hours 47 minutes
The exciting end to The Poppy War trilogy, R. F. Kuang’s acclaimed, award-winning epic fantasy that combines the history of twentieth-century China with a gripping world of gods and monsters, to devastating, enthralling effect.

After saving her nation of Nikan from foreign invaders and battling the evil Empress Su Daji in a brutal civil war, Fang Runin was betrayed by allies and left for dead. 

Despite her losses, Rin hasn’t given up on those for whom she has sacrificed so much—the people of the southern provinces and especially Tikany, the village that is her home. Returning to her roots, Rin meets difficult challenges—and unexpected opportunities. While her new allies in the Southern Coalition leadership are sly and untrustworthy, Rin quickly realizes that the real power in Nikan lies with the millions of common people who thirst for vengeance and revere her as a goddess of salvation. 

Backed by the masses and her Southern Army, Rin will use every weapon to defeat the Dragon Republic, the colonizing Hesperians, and all who threaten the shamanic arts and their practitioners. As her power and influence grows, though, will she be strong enough to resist the Phoenix’s intoxicating voice urging her to burn the world and everything in it? 
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Sergio C.

This book is a brilliant conclusion to the Poppy Wars series. What hurts is you can see the ending coming from how the series has been written, but R.F. Kuang commits to the ending until even as you are coming to the last minutes, you hope things were different in some way, and yet you know it cannot, and in that way, you love the ending all the more. Maybe some of the elements are not what some might like, but having been a fan of the first two novels and the reading by Emily Woo Zeller, I will say this was everything I hoped for. I can only hope as many people as possible enjoy this as I have.

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I put off reading this because i knew how my heart would break and yet, there’s no other way this series could have ended without feeling like a cop out. RF Kuang has skyrocketed up my list of all-time favorite authors at this point. Also the narration by Emily Woo-Zeller is such an amazing addition to the experience.

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