The Empress of Bright Moon
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The Empress of Bright Moon


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.

Title:The Empress of Bright Moon
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:368 pages

    The Empress of Bright Moon Reviews

  • Mirella
    Apr 25, 2016

    It is important that I review these two books together as the full story of Empress Wu cannot be told without them being read one after the other. There is no other way to describe these two books, bu...

  • DeB MaRtEnS
    Oct 04, 2016

    Unlike the first in the series, my interest simply kept fading until I simply had to put the book down. Same characters but darker palace intrigue and hopeless outcomes, or constant manipulation and o...

  • Weina
    Aug 22, 2015

    Booklist, Starred Review: "The author’s talent for dramatic, well-timed dialogue, and portrayal of women’s friendships and emotions—especially dislike, jealousy, and fear—intensifies the reade...

  • Kathy Chung
    Mar 30, 2016

    The is the second book to Empress of Bright Moon duology and I must say it had exceeded my expectations. i have read many series which book 1 was terrific and the subsequent ones are just moderate. Am...

  • Meg - A Bookish Affair
    Oct 03, 2016

    "The Empress of Bright Moon" is the second book in a duology. This is the continuing story of Mei, a concubine who rises up to be the new potential empress in ancient China. In this book, Mei is now m...

  • Sheila Randel
    Aug 24, 2015

    This novel, the sequel to "Moon in the Palace" is riveting, well written and very enjoyable! Weina's in depth research makes this novel realistic, with the reader able to visualize each scene, person ...

  • Talk Supe
    Apr 18, 2016

    Riveting & stirring read. The royal court of Imperial China is just as bloody, ruthless, & calculating as its European counterparts if not more. Mei, or Empress Wu's life and ascent to the throne is f...

  • Thea Wilson
    Jan 08, 2016

    Wowser, this book is truly exceptional and a fine, fine finale to the story of Mei (Empress Wu) that was begun in beautifully crafted The Moon In The Palace set during the Tang Dynasty.Mei's story beg...

  • Renae
    Aug 24, 2015

    Palace and court intrigue. Love. Hate. Trust. Betrayal. Revenge. Forgiveness. War. Peace. Exile. Freedom. This book has all these attributes and more. The Empress of Bright Moon follows up The Moon in...

  • Martha Harris
    Jan 02, 2016

    I thoroughly enjoyed this sequel to The Moon in the Palace. As much as I liked the first novel, I liked this one even more. I knew little about the Tang dynasty Chinese history, so I believe I was edu...