The Moon in the Palace Book
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

The Moon in the Palace

  • Author : Weina Dai Randel
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks Landmark
  • File Size : 11,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: China
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 1492613568


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A RITA Award Winner A 2016 RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Nominee for First Historical Romance There is no easy path for a woman aspiring to power A concubine at the palace learns quickly that there are many ways to capture the Emperor's attention. Many paint their faces white and style their hair attractively, hoping to lure in the One Above All with their beauty. Some present him with fantastic gifts, such as jade pendants and scrolls of calligraphy, while others rely on their knowledge of seduction to draw his interest. Young Mei knows nothing of these womanly arts, yet she will give the Emperor a gift he can never forget. Mei's intelligence and curiosity, the same traits that make her an outcast among the other concubines, impress the Emperor. But just as she is in a position to seduce the most powerful man in China, divided loyalties split the palace in two, culminating in a perilous battle that Mei can only hope to survive. In the breakthrough first volume in the Empress of Bright Moon duology, Weina Dai Randel paints a vibrant portrait of ancient China--where love, ambition, and loyalty can spell life or death--and the woman who came to rule it all.

The Empress of Bright Moon Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

The Empress of Bright Moon

  • Author : Weina Dai Randel
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • File Size : 12,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492613602


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"The author's talent for dramatic, well-timed dialogue, and portrayal of women's friendships and emotions-especially dislikes, jealousy, and fear - intensifies the reader's understanding of palace intrigue."—Booklist, STARRED Review The time for taking hold of her destiny is now At the moment of the Emperor's death, everything changes in the palace. Mei, his former concubine, is free, and Pheasant, the heir and Mei's lover, is proclaimed as the new Emperor, heralding a new era in China. But just when Mei believes she's closer to her dream, Pheasant's chief wife, Lady Wang, powerful and unpredictable, turns against Mei and takes unthinkable measures to stop her. The power struggle that ensues will determine Mei's fate–and that of China. Surrounded by enemies within the palace that she calls home, Mei continues her journey to the throne in The Empress of Bright Moon, the second book in Weina Dai Randel's acclaimed duology. Only by fighting back against those who wish her harm will Mei be able to realize her destiny as the most powerful woman in China.

Moon Palace Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

Moon Palace

  • Author : Paul Auster
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber Limited
  • File Size : 20,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: American fiction
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN 10 : 0571142206


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"I was the summer that man first walked on the moon. I was very young back then, but I did not believe there would ever be a future..." Spanning three generations, Moon Palace is the story of Marco Stanley Fogg and his quest for identity in the modern world. Moving from the concrete canyons of Manhattan to the cruelly beautiful landscape of the American West, it is a meditation on and re-examination of America, art and the self, by one of America's foremost authors.

Moon Palace Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

Moon Palace

  • Author : Paul Auster
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • File Size : 5,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2014-07-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571266777


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'It was the summer that men first walked on the moon. I was very young back then, but did not believe there would ever be a future. I wanted to live dangerously, to push myself as far as I could go, and then see what happened when I got there.'So begins the mesmerising narrative of Marco Stanley Fogg - orphan, child of the 1960s, a quester by nature. Moon Palace is his story - a novel that spans three generations, from the early years of this century to the first lunar landings, and moves from the canyons of Manhattan to the cruelly beautiful landscape of the American West. Filled with suspense, unlikely coincidences, wrenching tragedies and marvellous flights of lyricism and erudition, the novel carries the reader effortlessly along with Marco's search - for love, for his unknown father, and for the key to the elusive riddle of his origins and his fate. 'Clever: very. Surprising: always - Auster is a master.' The Times

Gateway to the Moon Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Gateway to the Moon

  • Author : Mary Morris
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • File Size : 20,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2019-03-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525434993


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In 1492, two history-altering events occurred: the Jews and Muslims of Spain were expelled, and Columbus set sail for the New World. Many Spanish Jews chose not to flee and instead became Christian in name only, maintaining their religious traditions in secret. Among them was Luis de Torres, who accompanied Columbus as an interpreter. Over the centuries, de Torres’ descendants traveled across North America, finally settling in the hills of New Mexico. Now, some five hundred years later, it is in these same hills that Miguel Torres, a young amateur astronomer, finds himself trying to understand the mystery that surrounds him and the town he grew up in: Entrada de la Luna, or Gateway to the Moon. Poor health and poverty are the norm in Entrada, and luck is rare. So when Miguel sees an ad for a babysitting job in Santa Fe, he jumps at the opportunity. The family for whom he works, the Rothsteins, are Jewish, and Miguel is surprised to find many of their customs similar to those his own family kept but never understood. Braided throughout the present-day narrative are the powerful stories of the ancestors of Entrada’s residents, portraying both the horrors of the Inquisition and the resilience of families. Moving and unforgettable, Gateway to the Moon beautifully weaves the journeys of the converso Jews into the larger American story.

Dark of the Moon Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Dark of the Moon

  • Author : Tracy Barrett
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • File Size : 20,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011-09-20
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547677552


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“A historically rich reworking of Theseus and the Minotaur . . . A world and story both excitingly alien and pleasingly familiar” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Ariadne is destined to become a goddess of the moon. She leads a lonely life, filled with hours of rigorous training by stern priestesses. Her former friends no longer dare to look at her, much less speak to her. All that she has left are her mother and her beloved, misshapen brother Asterion, who must be held captive below the palace for his own safety. So when a ship arrives one spring day, bearing a tribute of slaves from Athens, Ariadne sneaks out to meet it. These newcomers don’t know the ways of Krete; perhaps they won’t be afraid of a girl who will someday be a powerful goddess. And indeed, she meets Theseus, the son of the king of Athens. Ariadne finds herself drawn to the newcomer, and soon they form a friendship—one that could perhaps become something more. Yet Theseus is doomed to die as an offering to the Minotauros, that monster beneath the palace—unless he can kill the beast first. And that “monster” is Ariadne’s brother . . . “Fans of historical fiction and Greek myths should be pleased.” —Booklist “Barrett offers clever commentary on the spread of gossip and an intriguing matriarchal version of the story. Fans of Greek mythology should appreciate this edgier twist on one of its most familiar tales.” —Publishers Weekly

Gardens of the Moon Book
Score: 3.5
From 97 Ratings

Gardens of the Moon

  • Author : Steven Erikson
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • File Size : 12,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2004-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429926584


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Vast legions of gods, mages, humans, dragons and all manner of creatures play out the fate of the Malazan Empire in this first book in a major epic fantasy series The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting and bloody confrontations with the formidable Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii, ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen's rule remains absolute, enforced by her dread Claw assassins. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, surviving cadre mage of the Second Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities of Genabackis, yet holds out. It is to this ancient citadel that Laseen turns her predatory gaze. However, it would appear that the Empire is not alone in this great game. Sinister, shadowbound forces are gathering as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand... Conceived and written on a panoramic scale, Gardens of the Moon is epic fantasy of the highest order--an enthralling adventure by an outstanding new voice. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Daughter of the Moon Goddess Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Daughter of the Moon Goddess

  • Author : Sue Lynn Tan
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • File Size : 17,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-01-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 427
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063031326


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The acclaimed national and international bestseller “Epic, romantic, and enthralling from start to finish.”—Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series “An all-consuming work of literary fantasy that is breathtaking both for its beauty and its suspense."—BookPage, starred review A captivating and romantic debut epic fantasy inspired by the legend of the Chinese moon goddess, Chang’e, in which a young woman’s quest to free her mother pits her against the most powerful immortal in the realm. 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. 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. Daughter of the Moon Goddess begins an enchanting duology which weaves ancient Chinese mythology into a sweeping adventure of immortals and magic, of loss and sacrifice—where love vies with honor, dreams are fraught with betrayal, and hope emerges triumphant.

The Girl and the Moon Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Girl and the Moon

  • Author : Mark Lawrence
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • File Size : 18,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-04-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984806062


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In the third exhilarating novel in this dazzling epic fantasy series, a young outcast will fight against staggering odds to save her world. On the planet Abeth, a narrow Corridor of green land is surrounded on all sides by ice plains where only the strong survive. Ice triber Yaz has completed a perilous journey and arrived at the Corridor, and it exceeds and overwhelms all of her expectations. Everything seems different but some constants remain: her old enemies are still two steps ahead, bent on her destruction. She makes her way to the Convent of Sweet Mercy, where nuns train young girls who show the old gifts, but like the Corridor itself the convent is packed with peril and opportunity. Yaz has much to learn from the nuns—if they don’t decide to execute her. The fate of everyone squeezed between the Corridor’s vast walls, and ultimately the fate of those laboring to survive out on ice itself, hangs from the moon, and the battle to save the moon centers on the Ark of the Missing, buried beneath the emperor’s palace. Everyone wants Yaz to be the key that will open the Ark – the one the wise have sought for generations. But sometimes wanting isn’t enough.

A House Between Earth and the Moon Book

A House Between Earth and the Moon

  • Author : Rebecca Scherm
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • File Size : 13,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-03-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101980118


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“Compulsively readable.” —The New York Times Book Review “Inventive and thrilling. . . . I couldn’t put it down.” —Brit Bennett, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Half “It’s a thrill to read this novel.” —Jia Tolentino, New York Times bestselling author of Trick Mirror The gripping story of one scientist in outer space, another who watches over him, the family left behind, and the lengths people will go to protect the people and planet they love For twenty years, Alex has believed that his gene-edited super-algae will slow and even reverse the effects of climate change. His obsession with his research has jeopardized his marriage, his relationships with his kids, and his own professional future. When the Son sisters, founders of the colossal tech company Sensus, offer him a chance to complete his research, he seizes the opportunity. The catch? His lab will be in outer space on Parallaxis, the first-ever luxury residential space station built for billionaires. Alex and six other scientists leave Earth and their loved ones to become Pioneers, the beta tenants of Parallaxis. But Parallaxis is not the space palace they were sold. Day and night, the embittered crew builds the facility under pressure from Sensus, motivated by the promise that their families will join them. At home on Earth, much of the country is ablaze in wildfires and battered by storms. In Michigan, Alex’s teenage daughter, Mary Agnes, struggles through high school with the help of the ubiquitous Sensus phones implanted in everyone’s ears, archiving each humiliation, and wishing she could go to Parallaxis with her father—but her mother will never allow it. The Pioneers are the beta testers of another program, too: Sensus is designing an algorithm that will predict human behavior. Katherine Son hires Tess, a young social psychologist, to watch the experiment’s subjects through their phones—including not only the Pioneers, but Katherine’s sister, Rach

The Lotus Palace Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

The Lotus Palace

  • Author : Jeannie Lin
  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • File Size : 20,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-07-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780369700728


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An unlikely pair of heroes find themselves caught in a star-crossed relationship in this rich tale of history, mystery and forbidden love! At the Lotus Palace, the best of society comes to drink and enjoy the company of beautiful and talented courtesans. Street-smart and practical Yue-ying is not part of this elite class but is content to live in the shadow of her mistress, Mingyu, only serving as her silent attendant at the lavish and exquisite palace. Running into notorious flirt Bai Huang changes everything. Bai Huang, an eternal student at the palace, is different from Yue-ying in every way. But as the two are thrown together in an attempt to solve a deadly mystery, they both start to dream of a different life. Their statuses forbid them from being together, but could they find a way to follow their hearts? Previously published.

Shadow of the Moon Book
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings

Shadow of the Moon

  • Author : M M Kaye
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • File Size : 15,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-07-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241967973


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M. M. Kaye, author of The Far Pavilions, sweeps her readers back to the vast, glittering, sunbaked continent of India. Shadow of the Moon is the story of Winter de Ballesteros, a beautiful English heiress who has come to India to be married. It is also the tale of Captain Alex Randall, her escort and protector, who knows that Winter's husband to be has become a debauched wreck of a man. When India bursts into flaming hatreds and bitter bloodshed during the dark days of the Mutiny, Alex and Winter are thrown unwillingly together in the brutal and urgent struggle for survival.

Sun and Moon  Ice and Snow Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Sun and Moon Ice and Snow

  • Author : Jessica Day George
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • File Size : 9,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781599907659


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From bestselling author Jessica Day George comes a rich new fantasy, based on a Norwegian fairy tale, set in a land of eternal winter. Blessed--or cursed--with an ability to understand animals, the Lass (as she's known to her family) has always been seen as strange. And when an isbjorn (polar bear) seeks her out, and promises that her family will become rich if only the Lass will accompany him to his castle, she doesn't hesitate. But the bear is not what he seems, nor is his castle, which is made of ice and inhabited by a silent staff of servants. Only a grueling journey on the backs of the four winds will reveal the truth: the bear is really a prince who's been enchanted by a troll queen, and the Lass must come up with a way to free him before he's forced to marry a troll princess. Don't miss these other stories from New York Times bestselling author Jessica Day George: Silver in the Blood The Twelve Dancing Princesses series Princess of the Midnight Ball Princess of Glass Princess of the Silver Woods The Rose Legacy series The Rose Legacy Tuesdays at the Castle series Tuesdays at the Castle Wednesdays in the Tower Thursdays with the Crown Fridays with the Wizards Saturdays at Sea Dragon Slippers series Dragon Slippers Dragon Flight Dragon Spear

Wishing Moon Book

Wishing Moon

  • Author : Michael O Tunnell
  • Publisher : StarWalk Kids Media
  • File Size : 7,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2014-05-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN 10 : 9781630832865


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A jinni grants Aminah three wishes with the rising of each full moon. His magic brings Aminah food, clothing, and shelter, but Aminah cannot achieve true happiness until she has helped the suffering people she has left behind. Aminah and Jinni have to rely on wit, luck, and a bit of sorcery in order to find the lamp and survive thieving bands, pirates, and their biggest challenge of all: Princess Badr.

Cleopatra s Moon Book
Score: 2.5
From 11 Ratings

Cleopatra s Moon

  • Author : Vicky Alvear Shecter
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • File Size : 15,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 0545389372


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Selene has grown up in a palace on the Nile with her parents, Cleopatra & Mark Antony--the most brilliant, powerful rulers on earth. But the jealous Roman Emperor Octavianus wants Egypt for himself, & when war finally comes, Selene faces the loss of all she's ever loved. Forced to build a new life in Octavianus's household in Rome, she finds herself torn between two young men and two possible destinies--until she reaches out to claim her own.This stunning novel brings to life the personalities & passions of one of the greatest dramas in history, & offers a wonderful new heroine in Selene.