Shadows on the Moon

By Zoe Marriott

A magical twist on Cinderella from a talented fantasy writer.

A powerful tale of magic, love and revenge set in a fairy tale Japan. Suzume is a shadow weaver. Her illusions allow her to be anyone she wants – a fabulous gift for a girl desperate to escape her past. But who is she really? A heartbroken girl of noble birth? A drudge scraping by in a great house’s kitchens? Or Yue, the most beautiful courtesan in the Moonlit Lands? Whatever her true identity, she is determined to capture the heart of a prince – and use his power to destroy those who murdered her family. Nothing will stop her. Not even love.

  • We are refreshing the "Zoe Marriott" look to tie in with the publication of Barefoot on the Wind, a companion title to Shadows on the Moon. This new edition contains a gorgeous new cover as well as bonus material, including a brand-new short story.
  • A refreshing and provocative real-world take on the fantasy genre. Set in a mythical Japan rather than the usual Tolkien-inspired pseudo-Europe.
  • Praise for Zoe Marriott and Shadows on the Moon: "Zoe Marriott is a rising star in fantasy fiction" The Times; "A joy to read. Highly, highly recommended for lovers of Japanese culture, of fairy-tale retellings, of strong female characters and of wonderful storytelling." Fluttering Butterflies

About the author

Zoë Marriott is the author of many critically acclaimed and beloved books, including The Swan Kingdom, which was longlisted for the Branford Boase award. Shadows on the Moon won the prestigious Sasakawa Prize and was an American Junior Library Guild Selection. Zoë lives in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. Visit Zoë’s blog at or her website at Follow her on Twitter (@ZMarriott).

ISBN: 9781406367577
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 1, 2017
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 448pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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