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…

Growing up on the moon, Xingyin is accustomed to solitude, unaware that she is being hidden from the powerful Celestial Emperor who exiled her mother for stealing his elixir of immortality. But when her magic flares and her existence is discovered, Xingyin 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 train in the Crown Prince’s service, learning to master archery and magic, despite the passion which flames between her and the emperor’s son.

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, where she is torn between losing all she loves or plunging the realm into chaos.

Genre: Fiction/Fantasy

Number of Pages: 512 Pages

Date of Publication: 20/01/2022


The author of this book is Sue Lynn Tan. The book was published by Harper Collins Publishers.

Rating: 5/5


Daughter of the Moon Goddess is a romantic fantasy about immortals, magic and love. A retelling inspired by the Chinese legend of the Chang’e.

I literally just finished this book this morning and I am still in awe of this epic read. I absolutely love myths, legends and retellings of real world mythology and this book has all of them in it. The story centres on Xingyin, the daughter of the moon goddess and her desire to rescue her mother from her punishment of being trapped in the moon palace. In her search for answers and while trying to hide her identity Xingyin encounters challenges and opportunities that will require to be brave and loyal to the ones she cares for. 

This retelling brings us magic, a love triangle, battles, legends, monsters, demons and a strong central character in Xingyin. This story made me very emotional and I was really rooting for some of the characters. There are so many twists in the story that you never knew what was going to happen and I really enjoyed loved that.

This is definitely a book that you need on your bookshelf. A stunning read.

The wait for book 2 is on and I’m really looking forward to be able to continue reading more about this story. I also loved the stunning cover of this special edition copy from Waterstones.

Availability: The book is available in all good bookshops

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