Shadows on the Moon

By Zoe Marriott; Amy Rubinate (Performed by)
(Candlewick on Brilliance Audio, Compact Disc, 9781455852024)

Publication Date: April 2012

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Description
Sixteen-year-old Suzume is a shadow weaver, trained in the magical art of illusion. She can be anyone she wants to be except herself. Is she the girl of noble birth, trapped by the tyranny of her mother's new husband, Lord Terayama? A lowly drudge scraping a living in the ashes of Terayama's kitchens? Or Yue, the most beautiful courtesan in the Moonlit Land? Even Suzume is no longer sure of her true identity. But she is determined to steal the heart of the Moon Prince and exact revenge on her stepfather for the death of her family. And nothing will stop her. Not even her love for fellow shadow weaver Otieno, the one man who can see through her illusions.

Set in a fairy-tale version of ancient Japan, "Shadows on the Moon" shakes up the Cinderella story with its brave, resourceful, and passionate heroine.

"Shadows on the Moon" weaves a spell as deft as any by its main character. Beautiful and cruel; a mesmerizing read with an intoxicating love story. ? -L. A. Weatherly, author of "Angel Burn" and "Angel Fire"

Beautifully written, with diverse and fascinating characters, an intriguing plot, and a romance that will steal your heart. One of the most innovative fairy-tale retellings I ve read in years. ? R. J. Anderson, author of "Spell Hunter" and "Ultraviolet"

The lyrical prose of "Shadows on the Moon" captures the essence of the fairy tale, while the love story will capture readers hearts. Jaclyn Dolamore, author of "Magic Under Glass" and "Between the Sea and Sky.




About the Author
Zoe Marriott is the author of the young adult fantasy novels The Swan Kingdom, Daughter of the Flames, and Shadows on the Moon. About The Name of the Blade, her first foray into urban fantasy, she says, This was probably the most pure fun I ve had writing since I left school. I ve loved every minute of it. It feels like this story and these characters were a gift from the universe lobbed at me, and I was so lucky that my hands happened to be outstretched at the right moment, ready to catch them.

Amy Rubinate has been a professional actor and singer for over a decade. She has narrated and provided character voices for many interactive children s books, toys and video games. Her one-woman cabaret shows have been performed in New York and San Francisco. Amy has a degree in Oral Interpretation of Literature, and won state and national awards for poetry reading.
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