Sunday, March 22, 2020

Official Cover Of The Poppy War, Book 3: 'The Burning God' By R. F. Kuang Revealed

The final book in The Poppy War trilogy by R. F. Kuang is upon us. The Burning God comes out in a few months and we just got the first look on it's official cover, which you can see below. This award-winning high fantasy is a treasure because we rarely get to have high fantasies in this oriental setting.

Following the tradition of the first two books we have a minimalistic guohua-style painting featured in the front piece. This almost entirely black and white look is highlighted by a burning effect on the bottom part -- a nod to the book's title.

We have JungShan Chang to thank for this fantastic cover art, and Dominic Forbes for this simplistically eye-catching jacket design.

Check out the cover of The Burning God by R. F. Kuang.

The Burning God by R.F. Kuang


The exciting end to The Poppy War trilogy, R. F. Kuang’s acclaimed, award-winning epic fantasy that combines the history of twentieth-century China with a gripping world of gods and monsters, to devastating, enthralling effect.

After saving her nation of Nikan from foreign invaders and battling the evil Empress Su Daji in a brutal civil war, Fang Runin was betrayed by allies and left for dead.

Despite her losses, Rin hasn’t given up on those for whom she has sacrificed so much—the people of the southern provinces and especially Tikany, the village that is her home. Returning to her roots, Rin meets difficult challenges—and unexpected opportunities. While her new allies in the Southern Coalition leadership are sly and untrustworthy, Rin quickly realizes that the real power in Nikan lies with the millions of common people who thirst for vengeance and revere her as a goddess of salvation.

Backed by the masses and her Southern Army, Rin will use every weapon to defeat the Dragon Republic, the colonizing Hesperians, and all who threaten the shamanic arts and their practitioners. As her power and influence grows, though, will she be strong enough to resist the Phoenix’s intoxicating voice urging her to burn the world and everything in it?

The Burning God by R. F. Kuang will be released on November 17, 2020.


HQ said...

I am really excited for this book! On the authors website it say that the book will come out on the 18th of November....not in may....unless you know something we don‘t know ;)

Kernel's Corner said...

Hi HQ,

Thank for your update, I may have mixed up the release date of the first book in the trilogy. I've updated the release date based on the US market, which is on Novermber 17, 2020. Thanks.