Welcome to my stop of the @TurnThePagebts Daughter of the Moon Goddess Blog Tour. I’m excited to spotlight Daughter of the Moon Goddess on my blog so let’s dive in:
A captivating debut fantasy inspired by the legend of Chang’e, the Chinese moon goddess, 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 across the earth and skies. 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, romantic duology which weaves ancient Chinese mythology into a sweeping adventure of immortals and magic—where love vies with honor, dreams are fraught with betrayal, and hope emerges triumphant.
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You won’t be able to resist this story and you shouldn’t. There’s something bewitching about it. We are passengers racing across a terrain foreboding and treacherous. An adventure you want to be part of, to experience with every fiber. Discovering the vastness of choice after choice made by characters who occupy the pages with a resonance that is unforgettable.
Daughter of the Moon Goddess is a spellbinding debut with a protagonist who jumps off the page fully formed with a vulnerability and tentativeness, but inner strength that makes her real and whole.
The romance, the adventure, the characters, every page is monumental, puncturing us with an effervescence for the second book.
Happy Reading ~ Cece
RATING: – Exceptionally Inked
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Title Daughter of the Moon Goddess
Author Sue Lynn Tan
Pages 512 Pages
Intended Target Audience Adult
Genre & Keywords Fantasy
Part of a Series? Yes
Source & Format NetGalley, Digital Copy & Finished Copy
Publication Date January 11, 2022 by Harper Voyager
Sue Lynn Tan writes fantasy inspired by the myths and legends she fell in love with as a child. Born in Malaysia, she studied in London and France, before settling in Hong Kong with her family.
Her love for stories began with a gift from her father, her first compilation of fairytales from around the world. After devouring every fable she could find in the library, she discovered fantasy books – spending much of her childhood lost in magical worlds. When not writing or reading, she enjoys exploring the hills and reservoirs of Hong Kong, the temples, beaches and narrow winding streets here.
Her debut, Daughter of the Moon Goddess, will be published by Harper Voyager in early 2022, with a sequel to come. It is an enchanting fantasy of love and family, immortals and magic – inspired by the beloved Chinese legend of Chang’e flying to the moon upon taking the elixir of immortality.
Find her on Instagram at @SuelynnTan.
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