“Some scars are carved into our bones – a part of who we are, shaping what we become.”
Daughter of the Moon Goddess is a beautiful mythical story that I got absolutely lost in. It has everything you want in a fantasy story: a principled, hardworking heroine; an ill fated love story; magic; dragons; merpeople; a stunning betrayal and epic battles. The world building is fabulous and immersive. Xingyin is the daughter of a goddess and yet she lives as a girl who has nothing, never once does she rely on her personal mythology to get ahead.
The first quarter of the book is a bit slow and focuses more on character interactions building real strong bonds between the main characters. But then it is non-stop action from there. You will barely be able to catch your breath as Zingyin goes on campaign after campaign and mission after mission working towards her goals. You will adore her, her resilience, her ethics and her hope for peace.
Even though this is labeled as a duology, it finishes like a standalone and I so appreciated that. I am however interested to hear more about this world. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐
Thanks to Netgalley for early access to this novel. All opinions above are my own.
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