The Poppy War - The Poppy War 1
Harper Collins
Nombre de pages
19,6 x 12,7 x 3,3 cm
380 g

The Poppy War - The Poppy War 1


Harper Collins

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Winner of the Reddit Fantasy Award for Best Debut 2018

''The best fantasy debut of 2018'' WIRED

A brilliantly imaginative epic fantasy debut, inspired by the bloody history of China''s twentieth century and filled with treachery and magic.

When Rin aced the Keju - the test to find the most talented students in the Empire - it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn''t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin''s guardians, who had hoped to get rich by marrying her off; and to Rin herself, who realized she was finally free from a life of servitude. That she got into Sinegard - the most elite military school in Nikan - was even more surprising.

But surprises aren''t always good.

Because being a dark-skinned peasant girl from the south is not an easy thing at Sinegard. Fighting the prejudice of rival classmates, Rin discovers that she possesses a lethal, unearthly power - an aptitude for the nearly-mythical art of shamanism. Exploring the depths of her gift with the help of psychoactive substances and a seemingly insane teacher, Rin learns that gods long thought dead are very much alive - and that mastering these powers could mean more than just surviving school.

For while the Nikara Empire is at peace, the Federation of Mugen still lurks across a narrow sea. The Federation occupied Nikan for decades after the First Poppy War, and only barely lost the continent in the Second. And while most people calmly go about their lives, a few are aware that a Third Poppy War is just a spark away...
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Conseillé par (Librairie Dialogues)
9 janvier 2024

Percutant !

Aux portes de l'Empire Nikara, sommeillent des siècles de guerre avec Mugen, une île voisine. C'est dans ce contexte que nous allons apprendre à découvrir Rin, orpheline prête à tout pour échapper à un mariage forcé, quitte à sacrifier ses ...

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Conseillé par (Nouvelle Librairie Internationale V.O)
13 janvier 2021

“War doesn’t determine who’s right. War determines who remains.”

Orpheline, Rin intègre à l'adolescence la prestigieuse école militaire de l'empire de Nikara, où elle choisit de se spécialiser dans le chamanisme. Quelques années plus tard, la guerre éclate entre l'empire et l'île de Mugen, et elle est envoyée dans ...

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