The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

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This article is about the book. For the series, see The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (series).


The Poppy War
Cover of The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
Author(s) R.F. Kuang
Published May 1, 2018
Publisher Harper Voyager
Genre(s) Fantasy
Age group Adult


The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang is an adult fantasy novel, originally published on May 1, 2018. It is the first book in The Poppy War series.

Trigger Warnings

  • Abandonment
  • Ableism
  • Abuse (emotional and physical)
  • Addiction
  • Animal death/cruelty
  • Assault
  • Blood
  • Bones
  • Bullying
  • Cannibalism
  • Character death
  • Decapitation
  • Drugs
  • Fatphobia (unchallenged)
  • Fire
  • Genocide
  • Gore
  • Hostages
  • Human experimentation
  • Infertility
  • Massacres
  • Menstruation
  • Misogyny
  • Mutilation
  • Murder (including children)
  • Profanity
  • Racism
  • Rape (past, recollected)
  • Self-harm
  • Skeletons
  • Torture
  • Violence (including against children)
  • War

Representation

An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • East-Asian main character and cast*

Tropes