Book review: The Empress of Bright Moon by Weina Dai Randel

This book was truly fascinating. Rich in detail and woven
with historical facts and reimaginings of Empress Wu, The Empress of Bright
Moon is a captivating journey through time to Chinese history and politics. 

I didn’t read the first book in this duology I had a hard time understanding
Mei’s connection with Pheasant. Now I want to (need to) read the first book. 

Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks for granting me access to this digital ARC.

Check out a preview of The Empress of Bright Moon here: 

Goodreads Summary

In the captivating sequel to The Moon in the Palace, Mei must protect her people from a murderous empress

The second book in this stunning duology, The Empress of Bright Moon follows Mei as she struggles for power within the Emperor’s palace, risking her life to dethrone the murderous Empress and establish herself as the new female ruler of China.

After Mei’s lover, Pheasant, is crowned Emperor, a power struggle erupts between Mei and Pheasant’s wife, Empress Wang. Both women are desperate to secure their name and rank. But when Empress Wang takes their feud to a new level by murdering Mei’s supporters, Mei realizes that she must defeat the bloodthirsty Empress—not only to save herself, but also to protect her country.


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