characters ↠ The Burning God 107

characters The Burning God

characters ↠ The Burning God 107 ê 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 effectAfter saving her nation of Nikan from foreign invaders and battling the evil Empress Su DajHasn’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 uickly realizes that the real power in Nikan lies with the millions of common people who. well that hurt all I have to say is at the end of this book I was on the floor of my bathroom hugging my knees to my chest and full on sobbing so good luck45 stars rtc——————update I did it for Fang Runintempted to make a “please step on me” gr shelf but it only has this trilogy on it

Summary ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ R.F. Kuang

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 effectAfter 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. ARC provided by the publisher—Harper Voyager—in exchange for an honest reviewBursting with violence devastation death and profound emotions The Burning God is by far the best book RF Kuang has written in her career so far “Here’s a prophecy for you she’d said One will die One will rule And one will sleep for eternity” My claim might sound like hyperbole to you but I can’t help it I’m genuinely astounded by how far Kuang has improved in her craft as a storyteller Do not misconstrue my statement though I loved both The Poppy War and The Dragon Republic but The Burning God blew them out of the water; it’s simply on a higher level of uality “Hate was a funny thing It gnawed at her insides like poison It made every muscle in her body tense made her veins boil so hot she thought her head might split in half and yet it fueled everything she did Hate was its own kind of fire and if you had nothing else it kept you warm” I won’t mention any specifics regarding the story in this review I have contemplated discussing the source of the inspiration behind the conflict in this final installment mainly Mao Zedong’s response to Western imperialism but I feel that it would be too spoilery for those who don’t know; I prefer to refrain from ruining your experience If you don’t know about Mao Zedong’s tyranny though I suggest reading about them; before or after you’ve finished The Burning God it’s up to you That being said If you do know about Mao Zedong’s story you probably already know the general direction of Rin’s story but rest assured that Kuang has than enough ammunition in store to surprise enthrall and bleed your heart dry I had a notion of the fate of the main characters but I totally didn’t expect to be enraptured as much as I did The narrative was thoroughly merciless full of brutal actions gripping and unputdownable I’m not kidding; I read the last 200 pages in one sitting The final 200 pages of this grim novel were truly Kuang at her best; I have so many praises for what she achieved within the last few chapters and yet I’m rendered speechless right now Honestly I doubt there’s an option for a fitting ending for this trilogy than what’s written here; everything just clicked “The best plans were a secret until their execution The hidden knife cuts the deepest” Rin has come a long way from where her story started in The Poppy War; she has fought raged sacrificed and lose a LOT of important companions for the duration of her bloody—an understatement—wars against the Mugenese the Hesperian and the gods I totally understand that Rin may not be a likable heroine; I don’t think she was ever intended to be one anyway especially considering that her character is based on one of the cruelest tyrants in our history To me though she’s one of the most memorable anti heroines in fantasy It’s not often I find myself compelled and invested in an unlikeable main character but that’s how I felt with Rin She has so much fury and hatred vested inside her soul towards her enemies and she’s willing to risk everything—even when it hurts her deeply—to bring total obliteration to her enemies “Once I was your screaming victim begging for your mercy And now you cower before me” And it’s worth knowing that my investment in the characters didn’t go exclusively to Rin; the side characters were eually compelling and some were definitely likable than Rin Their complex relationship with Rin serves as one of the things that made reading this trilogy so compulsive Additionally we also get to witness the background of the Trifecta in detail here It’s splendid really Kuang isn’t afraid to torture and pushes all of her characters to the brink of insanity The number of difficult choices with pivotal results that the characters have to make was terrifying and I couldn’t help but find myself glued to observe the tempestuous events their decisions bring “We all lost our parents early on before they could tell us what provinces we were from Perhaps that’s why we were so bent on unification We were from nowhere so we wanted to rule everywhere” One of the standout components of The Poppy War Trilogy has always been the ruthless action seuences that combined the best and worst of both humanity and the gods I personally think that the actions and combat seuences in The Burning God are the best in the series The lethal destructions inflicted on each other and the damage—physically and mentally—they caused were inhumanly powerful and harrowing As Rin wielded incredible control over the blazing crimson flame that ravages everything in her path there are also other characters with their own respective capabilities to unleash cataclysmic maelstrom deadly soul leeching and groundbreaking literally magic The Burning God encapsulates what happened when mortal avatars with access to divine powers clash with each other Glinting swords were raised the Hesperian’s super advanced technologies were launched; the gods are cruel and their elegy of death was unstoppable “I am the force of creation I am the end and the beginning The world is a painting and I hold the brush I am a god” As much as I enjoyed reading the constant trading of divine strengths in this blood soaked concluding installment it was actually the military tactics and psychological warfare that Kuang implemented into her narrative that signified the biggest improvement in her writing skills I’ve always thought of the series as a grimdarkmilitary fantasy series and Kuang once incarnated these classifications with amazing precision The war tactics employed were smartly written; environment power weapons were all considered before each battle waged Most importantly I can’t praise the psychological warfare engaged highly enough here It’s purely remarkable how the most intense moments of the entire series were not when a clash of swords and magic were displayed but it was the psychological battles fought I honestly felt the dread and extreme paranoia that the characters experienced; the bleakness of the atmosphere and the feeling of helplessness were scorched into my soul and once again I couldn’t put the book down when this entire section of the heartbreaking story unraveled “Ideological purity is a battle cry it’s not the stable foundation for a unified country A nation means nothing if it can’t provide for the people in it You have to act for their sake” I still have a myriad of things to praise but I must put a stop here; I risk writing a novella if I don’t force myself to stop now In my review of The Poppy War I said “This is the beginning for a new ueen of fantasy and you should consider yourself damn lucky to have the chance to witness it” Not only this statement stands true up this day but it screams stronger now I am incredibly fortunate that I get to witness Kuang’s journey as an SFF author from the beginning; the trail of stories she left here is inspiring and I foresee the flames she’ll ignite in her future novels will be as brilliant It has been an extraordinary honor to have read The Poppy War Trilogy an Asian inspired fantasy trilogy I cherished since its pre debut in 2018 Tempered with tremendously well polished deftness in storytelling every scene in this book was painted vividly and every range of emotions was tangibly delivered to the readers It might not do enough justice to Kuang to say that The Burning God is one of the best grimdark fantasy novels that I’ve ever read but this is the highest form of praises I can bestow to this novel The Burning God is indisputably one of my favorite books

R.F. Kuang ☆ 7 Summary

The Burning GodThirst 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?. Update #14 On the back cover in all its gloryUpdate #13Heads up there’s going to be a juicy preorder incentive very soon rubs handsUpdate #12UEEN RIN IN ACTIONUpdate #11 “Not a single person I’ve seen online or anywhere has correctly predicted how it’s going to end” she notes “and I think I’m really happy with the ending I think it’s going to be very satisfying I didn’t take any easy ways out and there are no happy endings obviously but it’s not super pessimistic and tragic either One thing I’ve tried really hard to accomplish through the trilogy is to make sure that nobody gets off for what they’ve done Everybody has to face the conseuences of their actions And everybody has to grapple with the demons that haunt them and the things that they stand for To justify why those things are worth fighting for — the whole trilogy has been asking the uestion of how do cycles of violence replicate themselves It’s clear to see the trajectory Rin has taken — basically Mao’s communist movement as a response to Western imperialism And that clash is coming And we know how it ended in 20th century Chinese history And we know it ended in a horrible tragic way that led to the death of millions And I’m asking what are the alternatives but I really can’t say than that without giving away the whole end game”SourceUpdate #10😭Update #9MA’AM just lower me into the grave alreadyUpdate #8I need an emoji for stabbed in the heartTBG is 617 pages long isn’t that exCITINGUpdate #7WASNT READY FOR THESE GIFTS TODAY Update #6The cover is yellow Brb it’s emotional crying timeI love it when my favorite authors support each other 😭Update #5I can’t help but compile here all Rebecca’s tweets about TBG cause I’m wEAKAnd that’s the editor I don’t know how to feel about that hidesUpdate #4OMG PLEASE DONT DO THIS TO MEUpdate #3It’s going to hurt am I rightUpdate #2title is revealedMeUpdate #1Currently starting The Dragon Republic and already worried about having to wait an entire year for the third book Everything’s fine