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
Run time: 11 hours
- Retail Trade: CD, Download, MP3-CD
- Library Editions: CD
Zoë 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 voice actor and singer for over a decade. In addition to her audiobook work, she has narrated and provided character voices for many toys, video games, and interactive books for children. She is the voice of Leapfrog’s Tad toys.