Read The Sisters of the Crescent Empress (The Waning Moon, #2) Online Free - The Sisters of the Crescent Empress is the second book in Leena Likitalo’s Waning Moon Duology, a fabulous historical fantasy based on the lives of the Romanov sisters.
With the Crescent Empress dead, a civil war has torn the empire asunder. No one seems able to stop the ruthless Gagargi Prataslav. The five Daughters of the Moon are where he wants them to be, held captive in an isolated house in the far north.
Little Alina senses that the rooms that have fallen in disrepair have a sad tale to tell. Indeed, she soon meets two elderly ladies, the ghosts of the house’s former inhabitants.
Merile finds the ghosts suspiciously friendly and too interested in her sisters. She resolves to uncover their agenda with the help of her two dogs.
Sibilia isn’t terribly interested in her younger sisters’ imaginary friends, for she has other concerns. If they don’t leave the house by spring, she’ll miss her debut. And while reading through the holy scriptures, she stumbles upon a mystery that reeks of power.
Elise struggles to come to terms with her relationship with Captain Janlav. Her former lover now serves the gagargi, and it’s his duty to keep the daughters confined in the house. But if the opportunity were to arise, she might be able sway him into helping them flee.
Celestia is perfectly aware of the gagargi coming to claim her rather sooner than later. She’s resolved to come up with a plan to keep her sisters safe at any cost. For she knows what tends to happen to the sisters of the Crescent Empress.
|Title||:||The Sisters of the Crescent Empress (The Waning Moon, #2)|
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December 11, 2017
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
The thing about a series based on the Romanov sisters is that, despite all the elements that make it magical and that detach it from real life, you know how it ends and that it does not end well. Through The Waning Moon...
September 18, 2017
The Sisters of the Crescent Empress is the second in a duology by Leena Likitalo that tells a mysterious, magical tale inspired by the Romanov sisters and their downfall. It’s a powerful debut series from Likitalo that tells me she’s a powerful emerging voice on the fantasy scene, but I was still...
December 22, 2017
Review on my blog
Review of book 1 in the series
I enjoyed this book almost till the end. The prose is beautiful and the relationships between the sisters are portrayed in a very realistic way. Some sisters get on better with each other, some not so much. Things that one does or says affect the rel...
December 01, 2017
Bolo to komplexnejšie, lepšie podané s väčším množstvom mágie...a...je to veľmi krátke. Mnohé veci jednoducho sú, a na malom priestore sa ťažko dajú podať striedmo a uváženejšie. Často sa zdalo, že niektoré prvky sú tam navyše, iba aby bolo.
Ale ku koncu sa mnohé z toho pekne využilo.
August 02, 2017
Jacqueline Carey's cover blurb for The Five Daughters of the Moon calls the book "a lyrical elegy to the fall of an empire," and the book description is clear that this duology is inspired by the 1917 Russian revolution and the final days of the Romanov sisters, so you must know going in that thi...
December 26, 2017
I didn't like this part as much as the first - mostly because the confinement experienced by the sisters was just too frustrating. Likitalo wove a powerful feeling of being trapped and helpless throughout the novel, and of course the sisters did try to change their fate (view spoiler)[(and succeeded to some ext... (hide spoiler)]
December 19, 2017
And what a bleak little series this turned out to be! It's beautifully told and beautifully written, evoking moonlight and darkness and raising questions about truth and trust and connections between sisters. The fantasy empire is based on Russia or China or something Eurasian; some of the review...
November 06, 2017
The second book in Likitalo's duology, a fantasy/alternate history inspired by the Romanovs, left me almost breathless! I loved the journeys of the five sisters (though Elise is more sympathetic and compelling in the first one) and the end had me going “oh...
December 08, 2017
Just as incredible as the first book! But with even more surprises & clever plot twists.
Leena has managed to create five different narratives that were all so individual & unique that each sister was totally exceptional & noteworthy in their own right. The book was written eloquently...
November 20, 2017
Quite a heartbreaking conclusion to this story. The multiple viewpoints from the first book were continued in this one, and their occasionally odd syntax is very charming. The confined setting and character list is rich in detail. One consequence of hearing the story only from the perspective of...