Book review

The Dragon Republic – Reactions

Title : Dragon Republic

Author : R.F.Kuang

Series : Poppy war #2

Summary :

In the aftermath of the Third Poppy War, shaman and warrior Rin is on the run: haunted by the atrocity she committed to end the war, addicted to opium, and hiding from the murderous commands of her vengeful god, the fiery Phoenix. Her only reason for living is to get revenge on the traitorous Empress who sold out Nikan to their enemies.

With no other options, Rin joins forces with the powerful Dragon Warlord, who has a plan to conquer Nikan, unseat the Empress, and create a new Republic. Rin throws herself into his war. After all, making war is all she knows how to do.

But the Empress is a more powerful foe than she appears, and the Dragon Warlord’s motivations are not as democratic as they seem. The more Rin learns, the more she fears her love for Nikan will drive her away from every ally and lead her to rely more and more on the Phoenix’s deadly power. Because there is nothing she won’t sacrifice for her country and her vengeance.


It’s been days since I finished this book and I’m still sobbing. I’m not a great adult fantasy reader. In fact , this is my first adult fantasy series. But this book hit too close to heart.

We continue the story from the PoV of Runin Fang (Rin) our MC , from where we left her in the first book (short recollection : Altan dead , Rin finds out Daji sold the Cike to Federation and wants to kill her )

Throughout the book , Rin fights with Depression , Anxiety and Guilt. Ofcourse , none of these becomes lesser when you’re fighting a war and everyone looks her with anger.

Dragon Republic entered new dimensions of Rin’s personality in the upcoming situations.


Obviously , Spoilers for Poppy war#1 exists.

Shortest review : Altan sucks

I’m too much deranged. So this is gonna be a reaction review that I felt along the book. NO , THESE AREN’T IN PROPER ORDER AND THESE AREN’T SPOILERS.

Rin is going through full on depression in this book.

It was so relatable on many levels and she tries to fight it and survive it with the help of her mates.

Kitay !!!

Loaadz of reunions which will probably make you forget this was supposed to be one of your death books ! (Jk , that feel doesn’t exist )

Kitay!!!! He’s the only thing that keeps me going.

There are a looot of people you wanna kill or drop off from a cliff. (Aren’t there always?)

Rin gets Wise!!!!

Hesperian religion hits so close to heart. I’ve been in the same position as Rin for this one.

OHMYGOD!!!! The political takes are amazing!!!! Dragon Republic being a masterpiece doesn’t even begin to cover this.

Rebecca F Kuang is a monster and my queen. Read more WoC author’s books Guys!!!

Happy living

Have you read this series? Tell me your favorite sequel that didn’t have second book syndrome.

12 thoughts on “The Dragon Republic – Reactions”

    1. Thank you so much Shalini!!! It was!!!! It was amazing and there is another book which will be the end of trilogy and the end of me😂. Thanks for reading my post❤️

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  1. OH GOSH IVE HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT THIS SERIES. And you’re the third person who’s said that you were sobbing!! I’m oscillating Oh man I need to start it to oh man should I do this to myself?

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    1. Honestly , it’s hardcore adult fantasy. If you are already familiar with fantasies , start with Descendant of the Crane and then go step by step. If you want to start off , please do. Just keep me posted ❤️😂

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