2019’s The Dragon Republic is the second volume in R. F. Kuang’s Poppy Wars series.
Reducing the Federation of Mugen to ashes and seared corpses has not earned Fang “Rin” Runin the accolades of her native Nikan Empire. Empress Su Daji deems Rin and the rest of her team surplus to needs. Consequence: a price on all their heads.
Luckily, the empire isn’t the only employer in town. Rin has other options.