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Review: Tales of the Celestial Kingdom by Sue Lynn Tan and illustrated by Kelly Chong

For fans of the Sue Lynn Tan Daughter of the Moon Goddess series, this is for you! It’s this heartfelt short story collection which is a must read for fans of the series. Keep reading this book review for my full thoughts of Tales of the Celestial Kingdom.


Return to the Immortal Realm, a world of gods, magic, and legendary creatures—and embark upon new adventures of valor, danger, and love.

Tales from the Celestial Kingdom collects nine spellbinding stories—two previously published, seven original, including the epilogue to the duology—set in the enchanting world of Sue Lynn Tan’s stunning debut. Filled with magic and mythology, friendship and love, these stories intertwine through the past, present, and future of the two novels, told from the perspectives of multiple characters, including Chang’e, Shuxiao, Liwei, and Wenzhi.


(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

In Tales of the Celestial Kingdom I love the idea of continuation of stories, prequels, and the characters we love. It’s an easy choice for fans of the series and Sue Lynn Tan. With beautiful illustrations from Kelly Chong, this feels like a piece of art. It takes an already gorgeous, detailed, and vivid world and creates more colors and angles. We can see the characters we know, and the ones we want to know more about, bloom in front of our eyes.

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I love the hype and positivity I’ve been seeing for this series and this collection of short stories. It feels like holding a collection of hidden glimpses, secrets, and memories. Tales of the Celestial Kingdom gives these characters new angles, vulnerabilities, fears, and humanity. It’s like sitting down to catch up with your favorites and friends. Find Tales of the Celestial Kingdom on Goodreads, Storygraph, Amazon,, & Blackwells.


What series do you want some short stories for?

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