Friday 4 February 2022

Audio: Daughter of the Moon Godess

By: Sue Lynn Tan

Narrated by: Natalie Naudus

Series: Celestial Kingdom, Book 1

Release date: 01-11-22


To review

Publisher: HarperAudio

I always like mythology inspired fantasy. I read a lot of mythology as a kid, from all over the world, but that was a long time ago.

Xingyin is the daughter of the Moon Goddess. Imprisoned on the moon for all eternity, yes, that does suck. But then Xingyin has to flee, hide and find a new life for herself. She was resourceful and one helluva fighter when she learns. But then her father was a famous archer. 

Immortals, demons, and the mortal round. Her adventures takes her everywhere as she fights monsters and well spoilers.

There is also a promise of romance, but this is her story and not a romance in the end. But I always like some romance and it will have some twists and turns.

I enjoyed it, and it had a nice ending to it. But it is a duology so there will be more, but for now all is peaceful, sort of.

Good narrator who incorporated different voices and made these immortals come to life

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.


  1. Being imprisoned on the moon forever would be bad.

  2. Oooooo I am super intrigued. I love books inspired by mythology!

  3. It does sound like an exciting mythological adventure and hopefully part two will be just as good.

  4. Sounds like a great listen and a good story.

  5. I also love stories based on mythology. That's one of the reasons I love Kate Daniels so much. Glad this one worked for you.

  6. Nice to hear that even though there's another book you weren't left hanging with a cliffhanger. Hope you like the next one too!

    1. I love those that do not leave u hanging but still makes you want more

  7. I too love stories from myths and legends and this sounds really good and a duology is not so bad. I'm going to check it out and 15 hours in audio isn't too long either. Thanks for sharing!

    1. There are longer ones ;D So yes 15 is not bad

  8. I have been seeing this one everywhere. It sounds quite promising.

  9. I'm so excited for this one! I'm such a sucker for myth based stories. And I hadn't realized this was a duology so I'll go into it expecting to want more ;P

    1. It's just something to create out of mythology



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