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The Five Daughters of the Moon

(2017)
(The first book in the Waning Moon Duology series)
A novel by

 
 
Inspired by the 1917 Russian revolution and the last months of the Romanov sisters, The Five Daughters of the Moon by Leena Likitalo is a beautifully crafted historical fantasy with elements of technology fueled by evil magic.

The Crescent Empire teeters on the edge of a revolution, and the Five Daughters of the Moon are the ones to determine its future.

Alina, six, fears Gagargi Prataslav and his Great Thinking Machine. The gagargi claims that the machine can predict the future, but at a cost that no one seems to want to know.

Merile, eleven, cares only for her dogs, but she smells that something is afoul with the gagargi. By chance, she learns that the machine devours human souls for fuel, and yet no one believes her claim.

Sibilia, fifteen, has fallen in love for the first time in her life. She couldn't care less about the unrests spreading through the countryside. Or the rumors about the gagargi and his machine.

Elise, sixteen, follows the captain of her heart to orphanages and workhouses. But soon she realizes that the unhappiness amongst her people runs much deeper that anyone could have ever predicted.

And Celestia, twenty-two, who will be the empress one day. Lately, she's been drawn to the gagargi. But which one of them was the first to mention the idea of a coup?

Inspired by the 1917 Russian revolution and the last months of the Romanov sisters, The Five Daughters of the Moon is a beautifully crafted historical fantasy with elements of technology fuelled by evil magic.

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Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"The Five Daughters of the Moon is lavish in its imagination, set in a magical and frightening world filled with palace intrigue and family drama." - Kevin J Anderson

"A lyrical elegy to the fall of an empire." - Jacqueline Carey

"By turns rambunctious, lively, strange, and at times melancholy in the best ways, Leena Likitalo's wonderful novel marks the debut of a major new talent." - Jeff VanderMeer


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Used availability for Leena Likitalo's The Five Daughters of the Moon

Paperback Editions

July 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: THE FIVE DAUGHTERS OF THE MOON (The Waning Moon Duology)
Author(s): Leena Likitalo
ISBN: 0-7653-9543-6 / 978-0-7653-9543-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: tor.com
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Audio Editions

July 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Five Daughters of the Moon (Waning Moon Duology, Book 1) (The Waning Moon Duology)
Author(s): Leena Likitalo
ISBN: 1-5384-0752-3 / 978-1-5384-0752-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Five Daughters of the Moon Lib/E (Waning Moon Duology)
Author(s): Leena Likitalo
ISBN: 1-5384-0751-5 / 978-1-5384-0751-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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July 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Five Daughters of the Moon (Waning Moon Duology, Book 1)
Author(s): Leena Likitalo
ISBN: 1-5384-0753-1 / 978-1-5384-0753-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Five Daughters of the Moon: The Waning Moon Duology, Book 1
Author(s): Leena Likitalo
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Five Daughters of the Moon: The Waning Moon Duology, Book 1
Author(s): Leena Likitalo
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Five Daughters of the Moon: The Waning Moon Duology, Book 1
Author(s): Leena Likitalo
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Five Daughters of the Moon: The Waning Moon Duology, Book 1
Author(s): Leena Likitalo
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Five Daughters of the Moon (The Waning Moon Duology Book 1)
Author(s): Leena Likitalo
Publisher: Tor.com
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU