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This review is spoiler-free
Edition: Amazon Kindle
The Poppy War follows the journey of young Rin who has shucked the societal expectations placed on a dark-skinned, poor war-orphan, and made her way to the most elite training Academy in the Empire. It is her story on finding ways beyond human capabilities to prove her worth, and to show the world that she is not someone to be taken lightly – all while coming to terms with the reality of war.