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
For such a long time, I had only read around 10 individual series or books in the fantasy genre. Only in 2018 and 2019 did I start to read new authors and branch out into other areas of fantasy. Over the past two years, I’ve had a few authors and series on my radar, and
The Poppy War is a very strong beginning to a fantasy series. The main character and the cast of characters are fantastically realised. The world is a breath of fresh air in the genre, and the magic system is intriguing, but perhaps not totally original. If you like grimdark, then pick up this book.