‘Epic, romantic, and enthralling from start to finish’ Stephanie Garber
The stunning conclusion to the Celestial Kingdom Duology
An unspeakable terror is sweeping across the realm as the Celestial Emperor tightens his grip on power. The fragile peace Xingyin fought so hard for when freeing her mother is under threat.
Forced to flee her home, Xingyin ventures into the unexplored lands of the Immortal Realm to seek aid in her fight, but, with alliances shifting quicker than the tides, she has to overcome past grudges and enmities to forge a new path forward, seeking aid where she never imagined.
Xingyin must uncover the truth of her heart and claw her way through devastation – to rise against evil before it destroys everything she holds dear, and the worlds she has grown to love … even if doing so demands the greatest price of all.
The stunning sequel to the Sunday Times bestselling Daughter of the Moon Goddess delves deeper into beloved Chinese mythology, concluding the epic story of Xingyin – the daughter of Chang’e and the mortal archer Houyi – as she battles a grave new threat to the realm, in this powerful tale of love, sacrifice, and hope.
About the author
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, a compilation of fairytales from around the world, and she spent much of her childhood lost in magical worlds. When not writing or reading, she can be found exploring the hills, lakes and temples around her home.
- ‘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
- ‘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
- ‘An absolutely delightful and enchanting read! Daughter of the Moon Goddess takes a beloved Chinese legend and reimagines it into a gorgeously-spun romantic fantasy. I can’t wait for the sequel!’ Elizabeth Lim, NYT bestselling author of Spin the Dawn
- 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
- ‘Prepare to be swept off your feet by this absolutely magical tale’ Genevieve Gornichec, author of The Witch’s Heart
- ‘I dare you not to be entranced by this magical book’ Ava Reid, author of The Wolf and the Woodsman