R. F. Kuang
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A Tad Too Long But Intriguing...


After being disappointed in The Poppy War, I decided to give the author another go and ended up liking this more than I expected. It's a bit of a slow burn with deep dives into the meaning of words in different languages and the translations between them. The characters are fleshed out and, while they don't always make the best choices, I found it easy to understand and empathize with their viewpoints. I give this story a solid 7/10 rating and am now more likely to read more by Kuang in the future.