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  • Heart of the Sun Warrior

  • Celestial Kingdom, Book 2
  • By: Sue Lynn Tan
  • Narrated by: Natalie Naudus
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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Heart of the Sun Warrior

By: Sue Lynn Tan
Narrated by: Natalie Naudus
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Summary

The stunning conclusion to the Celestial Kingdom Duology.

An unspeakable terror is sweeping across the realm as the Celestial Emperor tightens his grip on power. The fragile peace Xingyin fought so hard for when freeing her mother is under threat.

Forced to flee her home, Xingyin ventures into the unexplored lands of the Immortal Realm to seek aid in her fight, but, with alliances shifting quicker than the tides, she has to overcome past grudges and enmities to forge a new path forward, seeking aid where she never imagined.

Xingyin must uncover the truth of her heart and claw her way through devastation – to rise against evil before it destroys everything she holds dear, and the worlds she has grown to love…even if doing so demands the greatest price of all.

The stunning sequel to the Sunday Times bestselling Daughter of the Moon Goddess delves deeper into beloved Chinese mythology, concluding the epic story of Xingyin – the daughter of Chang’e and the mortal archer Houyi – as she battles a grave new threat to the realm, in this powerful tale of love, sacrifice, and hope.

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©2022 Sue Lynn Tan (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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"Epic, romantic, and enthralling from start to finish." (Stephanie Garber)

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A daydreamy escape

Beautifully done, really captivating… wish there was a 3rd book just to see what happens in the lives of my favourite characters I’ve been accustomed to these last few days

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Emotional and beautifully written

I really hope there's a third book, I'm not ready to part with the characters just yet 🥰

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Love it so much!

Such a great sequel! Loads of action, it was a great book, I enjoyed everything and the voice of the narrator was perfect!

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A brilliant story!

Another fantastic story.

This gripping tale is an excellent addition to the first.

A strong story, vibrant characters and gorgeous writing enveloped me from the first sentence.

The themes of love, honour and trust examine human nature in a immortal realm. Brilliantly examined, exposed and explored are the twists and turns of a complicated heart, the relationships entangled within it - raw and real.

The writing is an exquisite example of storytelling. The prose lyrical, logical and lovely.

I have thoroughly enjoyed Xingyin’s adventures in her world immortality. Her character is vibrant, fallible and complicated but absolutely adorable. Her story is intriguing.

I have to say that I am sad that her story is over, the duology done and I will not be reading another tale. But I’m ever so glad I’ve read these books.

I highly recommend this book and it’s predecessor Daughter of the Moon Goddess - they’re absolutely brilliant!

I listened to both books on Audible. I enjoyed the narration. My only complaint being that when the narrator spoke the internal dialogue her voice was inaudible so I found it difficult to understand these parts. The rest was brilliant though.

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Subtle and well paced

Good sequel-balanced storyline , good character development and charming ending.

Narrator was easy to listen to

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A beautiful conclusion

this is such a great conclusion to Daughter if the Sun Goddess. It is more mature, and much sadder, but that makes sense for the character.
There is a much greater emphasis on love interest and less on how much of a badass she is which I found a bit disappointing but it still felt true to the characters so I am not sure I can complain about that too much.

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Enchanting sequel

So many unexpected twists and turns in this beautifully narrated sequel. A great follow-up to the worlds created in the first book. Thoroughly enjoyed the story and the storytelling.