Title: Daughter of the Moon Goddess
Series: The Celestial Kingdom #1
Author: Sue Lynn Tan
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.
First of all, can we all take a moment to appreciate this beautiful cover…..I love it!
Xingyin is the daughter of the banished Chang’e, who flees to save their lives and hopefully to change their lives.
Xingyin ends up in the Celestial Kingdom with Prince Leiwei and what follows is a journey badically of self discovery.
Here are a few bits:
* The world building is utterly fab,
* The writing is so good,
* The romance is cute but the dreaded triangle!
* Loved Xingyin, Leiwei and Wenzhi for different reasons!!!
* The pacing was fast, then slow……I did find it dragged a bit in the middle.
The ending had my heart melting and shouting I can’t wait! What will come next?!