Shadows on the Moon (Paperback)
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Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 07/07/2011
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A magical twist on Cinderella from a talented fantasy writer A powerful tale of magic, love and revenge set in a fairy-tale Japan; this is Cinderella meets Memoirs of a Geisha. The brightest illusions hid the darkest truths... Trained in the magical art of shadow-weaving, sixteen-year-old Suzume is able to recreate herself in any form - a fabulous gift for a girl desperate to escape her past. But who is she really? Is she a girl of noble birth living under the tyranny of her mother's new husband, Lord Terayama, or a lowly drudge scraping a living in the ashes of Terayama's kitchens, or Yue, the most beautiful courtesan in the Moonlit Lands? Whatever her true identity, Suzume is destined to capture the heart of a prince - and determined to use his power to destroy Terayama. And nothing will stop her, not even love.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406318159
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 366 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 mm


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This book is such a joy to read. It comes highly, highly recommended by me for lovers of Japanese culture, of fairy tale retellings, of strong female characters and of wonderful storytelling. * Fluttering Butterflies *
As a fan of many aspects of Japanese culture, I was drawn to the description of this book, but it exceeded my expectations. The setting is well-realised and has obviously been researched in depth, but the reader is never subjected to a lecture on the subject. A real gem in the crossover young-adult genre and a good book for discussion in a reading group. * http://www.newbooksmag.com/reviews/7199-9378/review.php *
Zoe's writing was also wonderful. It was simple but layered and was easy to follow but described everything perfectly and vivdly. Every emotion was raw and you could feel it through the pages, especially when Suzume was cutting (which, by the way, I loved the involvement of a very contemporary issue in a fantasy novel.) It was really good, and I must check out her other books. Shadows on the Moon is a beautiful, different retelling of Cinderella that you are not likely to forget for a while. At least I won't. * Cicely Loves Books *
Marriott writes with limpid grace, cleverly transforming the Cinderella story to ancient Japan. * Books for Keeps *
Marriott has created a lush, extraordinary world that grows better with every delicate layer she peels away. * A Backwards Story *

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I loved this book. It didn't feel like a teenage book at all so could be sold to all ages. It was incredibly atmospheric and the cover is just beautiful. I discovered a lot i didn;t know about the culture and... More

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