"When morning came, Chandi would lose her cousin."
The marriage of the Solar emperor to the Lunar princess can end decades of war among the Skyfall Isles. Chandi, a scion of the Moon God, might have relished that peace...if only that Lunar princess were not her cousin. If only the two of them were not being sent the live in the Solars' underwater city. And if only Chandi were not ordered to steal the Solar secrets for her people.
Chandi's heritage makes her stronger, faster, and stealthier than any mortal - the ideal spy against the Solars. But every use of those powers drives her one step closer to lunacy. And Chandi must constantly avoid revealing her true intent to Naresh, the Solar set to protect her and her cousin. But as he shows her the wonders of the domed underwater city, she begins to realize the Solars are not what she thought. Soon she'll have to choose between loyalty to her people and her own heart.
Indonesian mythology and historical fantasy blend to create an original romantic fantasy.
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I received a free copy of the audio version in exchange for an honest review. I already owned the ebook version but hadn't read it yet. This is the first book in The Skyfall Era series. I have read other books by the author and he didn't disappoint me with this book. This book can be read as a standalone. It does not end in a cliffhanger but does have an open ending for future books on the series. There is a lot violence and may not be suitable for more sensitive readers.
In Children of the Sun and Moon, the author has set the bar high for future books in the series. The characters, beliefs, countries/empires, locations, etc. are richly described. There are many layers within this storyline that kept me interested and invested in the story. I would think I had things figured out and another layer would be revealed that changed my thinking. I had a hard time putting this book down as I got caught up in their lives and struggles. I look forward to the rest of the series!
Anisha Dadia was the narrator for the audio version. I normally don't like listening to female narrators. But she had a pleasant voice and did a good job in narrating the book.