The Celestial Kingdom Duology - Daughter of the Moon Goddess (The Celestial Kingdom Duology, Book 1)
The bestselling debut fantasy inspired by the legend of the Chinese moon goddess.
A young woman’s quest to free her mother pits her against the most powerful immortal in the realm, setting her on a dangerous path where those she loves are not the only ones at risk…
*THE INSTANT TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*
THERE ARE MANY LEGENDS ABOUT MY MOTHER…
Raised far away on the moon, Xingyin was unaware she was being hidden from the Celestial Emperor – who exiled her mother for stealing the elixir of immortality. But when her magic flares and reveals her, Xingyin is forced to flee her home, leaving her mother behind.
Alone, powerless, and afraid, Xingyin makes her way to the Celestial Kingdom, a land of wonder and secrets. In disguise, she trains alongside the Emperor’s son, mastering archery and magic, despite the passion which flames between them.
Vowing to rescue her mother, Xingyin embarks on a quest, confronting legendary creatures and vicious enemies. But when forbidden magic threatens the kingdom, Xingyin must challenge the ruthless Emperor, leaving her torn between losing all she loves or plunging the realm into chaos…
Inspired by the legend of Chang’e the Moon Goddess, this captivating debut weaves Chinese mythology into a sweeping adventure of love and family, immortals and magic.
“A breathtaking debut novel that will sweep readers away. Epic, romantic, and enthralling from start to finish. I love this book.”
¯Stephanie Garber, #1 NYT bestselling author of the Caraval series
“This vivid, unputdownable debut effortlessly whisks us into the celestial realms of Chinese high fantasy. A captivating treat for lovers of Chinese fantasy dramas and newcomers alike.”
¯Shelley Parker-Chan, bestselling author of She Who Became the Sun
“A lush, dreamy gem of a novel.”
¯Shannon Chakraborty, bestselling author of The City of Brass
“Strikingly evocative, tense, and heartfelt, Daughter of the Moon Goddess leaves you dreaming of dragons.”
¯Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter
”'Sue Lynn Tan has written a breathtaking debut novel that will sweep readers away to the moon and back. I can’t remember the last time a book surprised and delighted me as much as this one. Epic, romantic, and enthralling from start to finish. I love this book.” -
Stephanie Garber, #1 NYT bestselling author of the Caraval series -
'Tan sweeps the reader away on an epic and romantic adventure, rendered in lovely prose and driven by a strong-willed protagonist, whose quest for justice is as gripping as it is exquisite.' -
Samantha Shannon, bestselling author of The Priory of the Orange Tree -
”'This vivid, unputdownable debut effortlessly whisks us into the celestial realms of Chinese high fantasy. Tan magnificently conjures the romantic yet dangerous dazzle of this immortal world, but never loses track of the shining human heart of her tale. A captivating treat for lovers of Chinese fantasy dramas and newcomers alike.” -
Shelley Parker-Chan, bestselling author of She Who Became the Sun -
”'A lush, dreamy gem of a novel.” -
Shannon Chakraborty, bestselling author of The City of Brass -
”'A stirring romantic fantasy set in a richly realised world inspired by Chinese mythology. I loved it!” -
Zen Cho, Bestselling author of Black Water Sister -
”'Strikingly evocative, tense, and heartfelt, Daughter of the Moon Goddess … floats you into the Celestial Kingdom, introduces you to monsters both literal and figurative, and leaves you dreaming of dragons.” -
Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter -
”'With all the beauty and heartbreak of a Chinese fantasy drama, Daughter of the Moon Goddess is an enchanting joy from start to finish.” -
Tasha Suri, author of The Jasmine Throne -