A Celestial Requiem (Book 1, The Secrets of Tarot series)

A Celestial Requiem (Book 1, The Secrets of Tarot series)

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Luli Xú By LuliWrites Completed

A 2019 Watty-winning story that seeks to unite Chinese, Celtic, and Greek mythologies into a thrilling xianxia-wuxia tale.

A crippled herbalist-in-training and the Crown Prince of Wuzhen meet in the human village of Shangzihua and try to understand their new bond, as the dark prophecy of the Last Celestial and the Tarot begin to unfold.

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After a violent childhood outburst that ended up in scarring half of her bully's face, Shen Mingxia was shunned by the humans of the Shangzihua village. Knowing nothing but distrust, hostility, and abuse, the 18-year-old teen struggles to become an herbalist to prove to them that she is far from a monster.

Mingxia tries to quietly live out her life in the shadows, but fate won't allow her. The stakes are raised when resources are depleted and Crown Prince Liwei and Emperor Xun visit the impoverished village. The bond between Mingxia and Liwei is instantly recognizable, as they discover they are mates.

As she tries to come to terms with her Celestial dragon origins and new relationship with the Crown Prince, she is haunted by a prophecy about the Tarot she is expected to fulfill. She must overcome the demons of her past and successfully cultivate in order to prove to the Council she is worthy of being Wuzhen's Empress.

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Word Count = 110,320

• 2019 Wattys Winner in Fantasy
• #1 in Mythic and Asian Fantasy, #1 in Chinese Mythology