The Sunday Times & international bestseller

An enthralling 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.

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PRAISE FOR DAUGHTER OF THE MOON GODDESS

  • Indie Next Pick

  • Publisher’s Weekly bestseller

  • Sunday Times bestseller

  • Starred Trade Reviews: Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, Bookpage (as below)

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Dazzlingly inventive, with a female character who models strength, wisdom, and bravery, this debut serves up a heady mix of romance, fantasy, and danger.”

Amazon Book Review, Editors' Pick 

“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

“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, author of She Who Became the Sun

“A lush, dreamy gem of a novel.”

Shannon Chakraborty, bestselling author of The City of Brass

“A gripping adventure inspired by the legend of Chang'e, Daughter of the Moon Goddess explores how far one woman will go for the sake of family, loyalty, and love. Prepare to be swept off your feet by this absolutely magical tale.”

Genevieve Gornichec, author of The Witch's Heart

Strikingly evocative, tense, and heartfelt, Daughter of the Moon Goddess is a difficult book to put down. It 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

“A sparkling debut, epic but intimate, about love and sacrifice and hope in the face of despair. At its center is a protagonist who is flawed but full of heart—I dare you not to be entranced by this magical book.”

 Ava Reid, author of The Wolf and the Woodsman

“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

“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 

“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 and So This is Love 

Enchanting and immersive, Sue Lynn Tan's Daughter of the Moon Goddess is everything I want in a fantasy novel. From high-stakes action and adventure, to slow-burn romance, to found family and everything in between, the visually evocative prose pulls readers straight into the Celestial Kingdom (and beyond) and leaves you longing for more once the final page is turned. I can't believe this is a debut—this is definitely an author to watch!”

Lynette Noni, #1 bestselling author of The Prison Healer series

“Tan’s remarkable debut and duology launch transports readers into a stunning world built from Chinese legend and replete with mythical creatures, magical artifacts, and mortal entanglements . . . The result is a riveting page-turner.”

Publishers Weekly Starred Review

“An exquisitely detailed fantasy with a strong, vulnerable protagonist. The intimate prose makes Tan’s wonderful debut an immersive experience.”

Library Journal Starred Review & Debut of the Month

“Filled with intricate world building, heartbreaking romance and mind-bending intrigue. Tan’s story is mythic in its scope yet personal in its execution . . . The result is an all-consuming work of literary fantasy that is breathtaking both for its beauty and its suspense..”

BookPage Starred Review 

THE AUTHOR

Sue Lynn Tan writes fantasy novels inspired by the myths and legends she fell in love with as a child. Her debut, Daughter of the Moon Goddess, will be published by Harper Voyager in January 2022 – inspired by the beloved Chinese legend, of Chang’e flying to the moon upon taking the elixir of immortality.

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