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Daughter of the Moon Goddess

Daughter of the Moon Goddess

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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.

The Library of Legends

The Library of Legends

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“The Library of Legends is a gorgeous, poetic journey threaded with mist and magic about a group from a Chinese university who take to the road to escape the Japanese invasion of 1937 – only to discover that danger stalks them from within. Janie Chang pens pure enchantment!”  —Kate Quinn, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Alice Network and The HuntressFrom the author of Three Souls and Dragon Springs Road comes a captivating historical novel—the third in a loosely-connected trilogy—in which a young woman travels across China with a convoy of student refugees, fleeing the hostilities of a brutal war with Japan.“Myths are the darkest and brightest incarnations of who we are…”China, 1937: When Japanese bombs begin falling on the city of Nanking, nineteen-year-old Hu Lian and her classmates at Minghua University are ordered to flee. Lian and a convoy of more than a hundred students, faculty, and staff must walk a thousand miles to the safety of China’s western provinces, a journey marred by hunger, cold, and the constant threat of aerial attack. And it is not just the student refugees who are at risk: Lian and her classmates have been entrusted with a priceless treasure, a 500-year-old collection of myths and folklore known as the Library of Legends. Her family’s past has made Lian wary of forming attachments, but the students’ common duty to safeguard the Library of Legends forms unexpected bonds. Lian finds friendship and a cautious romance with the handsome and wealthy Liu Shaoming. But after one classmate is murdered and another arrested, Lian realizes she must escape from the convoy before a family secret puts her in danger. Accompanied by Shao and the enigmatic maidservant Sparrow, Lian makes her way to Shanghai, hoping to reunite with her mother. On the journey, Lian learns of the connection between her two companions and a tale from the Library of Legends, The Willow Star and the Prince. Learning Shao and Sparrow’s true identities compels Lian to confront her feelings for Shao. But there are broader consequences too, for as the ancient books travel across China, they awaken immortals and guardian spirits to embark on an exodus of their own, one that changes the country’s fate forever.Based on true events, rich in Chinese history and lore, The Library of Legends is both an illuminating exploration of China’s recent past and an evocative tale of love, sacrifice, and the extraordinary power of storytelling.

She Who Became the Sun

She Who Became the Sun

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Lambda Literary Award Finalist! Two-time Hugo Award Finalist! Locus Award Finalist!"Magnificent in every way."—Samantha Shannon, author of The Priory of the Orange Tree"A dazzling new world of fate, war, love and betrayal."—Zen Cho, author of Black Water SisterShe Who Became the Sun reimagines the rise to power of the Ming Dynasty’s founding emperor.To possess the Mandate of Heaven, the female monk Zhu will do anything“I refuse to be nothing...”In a famine-stricken village on a dusty yellow plain, two children are given two fates. A boy, greatness. A girl, nothingness...In 1345, China lies under harsh Mongol rule. For the starving peasants of the Central Plains, greatness is something found only in stories. When the Zhu family’s eighth-born son, Zhu Chongba, is given a fate of greatness, everyone is mystified as to how it will come to pass. The fate of nothingness received by the family’s clever and capable second daughter, on the other hand, is only as expected.When a bandit attack orphans the two children, though, it is Zhu Chongba who succumbs to despair and dies. Desperate to escape her own fated death, the girl uses her brother's identity to enter a monastery as a young male novice. There, propelled by her burning desire to survive, Zhu learns she is capable of doing whatever it takes, no matter how callous, to stay hidden from her fate.After her sanctuary is destroyed for supporting the rebellion against Mongol rule, Zhu takes the chance to claim another future altogether: her brother's abandoned greatness.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Keeper of Night

The Keeper of Night

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“Sharp and seductive…a fantasy with teeth.” —Julie C. Dao, author of Forest of a Thousand LanternsA girl of two worlds, accepted by none… A half Reaper, half Shinigami soul collector seeks her destiny in this haunting and compulsively readable dark fantasy duology set in 1890s Japan. Death is her destiny.Half British Reaper, half Japanese Shinigami, Ren Scarborough has been collecting souls in the London streets for centuries. Expected to obey the harsh hierarchy of the Reapers who despise her, Ren conceals her emotions and avoids her tormentors as best she can.When her failure to control her Shinigami abilities drives Ren out of London, she flees to Japan to seek the acceptance she’s never gotten from her fellow Reapers. Accompanied by her younger brother, the only being on earth to care for her, Ren enters the Japanese underworld to serve the Goddess of Death…only to learn that here, too, she must prove herself worthy. Determined to earn respect, Ren accepts an impossible task—find and eliminate three dangerous Yokai demons—and learns how far she’ll go to claim her place at Death’s side.Don't miss the must-read sequel coming in 2022!

The Rhodi Saga Collection

The Rhodi Saga Collection

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ASSASSINS.HEROES.THERE WILL BE WAR.In a realm where warriors are bestowed with supernatural powers, one girl has the power to save humanity-- or destroy it.There are rumors of soldiers who can fly... transform into animals... even see the future. These superheroes are in hiding, their race on the verge of becoming extinct. When twins Dylan and Devin lose their parents in a brutal murder, they seek revenge by joining the Rhodi; a secret society of elite assassins who are the world's last hope. Darkness is gathering under one name, evil rallying under a queen who desires to crush freedom forever. Only the Rhodi can stop her. To survive, Dylan and her brother must face magical creatures, explore dangerous castles, consort with spies, and outsmart the queen before she destroys everything. On her journey, Dylan will discover the strength of family, the desire of romance... and a magic inside her she never knew existed.Adored by fans all around the globe, The Rhodi Saga is an epic young adult fantasy adventure that centers around a strong heroine on her quest to believe in herself. Featuring shifters, superheroes, sword-fights, and a sexy red-headed book boyfriend, this collection is one readers won't want to pass up!"Fans of dystopian fantasy are sure to love this YA shifter series with a powerful message." - Michelle Fox, USA Today Bestselling Author ★★★★★"This hugely enjoyable fantasy is so creative, I can't stop thinking about all the unique characters. Filled with super powers, from rapid speed to crazy transformations. An entrancing series." - Lillian Hwang, LYLY 5 Star Books. ★★★★★"Linski is the master of twisted plots, and she creates a place for you to travel in her books, forcing you to be a part of the action. Her characters are so full of life you have to remind yourself it's just a book, and to breathe. A great read of triumph." - Teri Hicks, Tranquility Book Reviews ★★★★★"I love the suspense! It keeps me wanting more." - Brandy's Book Review ★★★★★A collection that encourages every girl to find the hero inside, The Rhodi Saga is a tale of forgiveness, self-confidence, and hope. This set includes all three books in the series!

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