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Fantasy Playlist – The Poppy War (R.F. Kuang)
Novel Playlists from Fantasy Novelists treats each fantasy novel like a feature film and encourages the author to put together their own dream soundtrack. Blasting upon the scene with her debut novel, The Poppy War, an epic/ military fantasy tale blending 20th century China with the Song Dynasty, R.F. Kuang’s playlist is no less eclectic than her inspirations. Or awesome. Listen to it in Spotify here. When Rin aced the Keju—the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies—it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster …