Daughter of the Moon Goddess
Books | Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Sue Lynn Tan
The acclaimed national and international bestseller“Epic, romantic, and enthralling from start to finish.”—Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series“An all-consuming work of literary fantasy that is breathtaking both for its beauty and its suspense."—BookPage, starred reviewA captivating and romantic debut epic fantasy inspired by the legend of the Chinese moon goddess, Chang’e, in which a young woman’s quest to free her mother pits her against the most powerful immortal in the realm.Growing up on the moon, Xingyin is accustomed to solitude, unaware that she is being hidden from the feared Celestial Emperor who exiled her mother for stealing his elixir of immortality. But when Xingyin’s magic flares and her existence is discovered, she is forced to flee her home, leaving her mother behind.Alone, powerless, and afraid, she makes her way to the Celestial Kingdom, a land of wonder and secrets. Disguising her identity, she seizes an opportunity to learn alongside the emperor’s son, mastering archery and magic, even as passion flames between her and the prince.To save her mother, Xingyin embarks on a perilous quest, confronting legendary creatures and vicious enemies. But when treachery looms and forbidden magic threatens the kingdom, she must challenge the ruthless Celestial Emperor for her dream—striking a dangerous bargain in which she is torn between losing all she loves or plunging the realm into chaos.Daughter of the Moon Goddess begins an enchanting duology which weaves ancient Chinese mythology into a sweeping adventure of immortals and magic, of loss and sacrifice—where love vies with honor, dreams are fraught with betrayal, and hope emerges triumphant.
Sue Lynn Tan
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"I was worried it was just a classic YA novel with the underdog girl and her two love interests (sun boy and moon boy), but there was a surprising twist I enjoyed. The story was good and the world building was interesting. Most of the novel felt low-stakes but the relationships between the characters kept me going."
"This has all the elements of a wonderful fantasy about immortals inspired by Chinese mythology. While the writing did feel a bit formulaic and basic, this is a debut after all and it gave more than enough for me to want to pick up the next in the series when it comes out.<br/><br/>One high point is how well the love triangle was done! I usually find love triangles to be sort of throw away plot points, but in this no love interest is Insta-love and how the MC and the love interests handled the situation was believable which I really appreciated."