Sing Lin is a mooie jai, a girl sold into slavery at the age of five to a wealthy merchant in Tangrenbu, the ghetto of her people in the new country across the sea. One lucky day, while she is out shopping by herself, she meets another mooie jai, Kwai Yin, a bossy, beautiful girl two years older.
Kwai has a secret. Before she was sold into slavery, she had a Teacher who taught her about Tao Magic.
But Sing watches Kwai succumb to the terrifying fate of all slave girls in Tangrenbu.
Soon Sing is destined to go to the same fate. But will her invocation of Tao Magic save her?
DAUGHTER OF THE TAO was first published in Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn anthology (HarperPrism), which also included stories by Charles de Lint, Karen Joy Fowler, Robert Sheckley, and Ellen Kushner.
From the author of THE GARDEN OF ABRACADABRA, SUMMER OF LOVE (A Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) THE GILDED AGE (A New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book), CELESTIAL GIRL (A Lily Modjeska Mystery), and STRANGE LADIES: 7 LADIES..
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About the Author
Mason published her first story, “ARACHNE,” in Omni and has since published short fiction in magazines and anthologies worldwide, including Omni, Full Spectrum, Universe, Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Unique, Transcendental Tales, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Immortal Unicorn, Tales of the Impossible, Desire Burn, Fantastic Alice, The Shimmering Door, Hayakawa Science Fiction Magazine, Unter Die Haut, and others. Her stories have been translated into Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.
Lisa Mason titles on Nook include THE GARDEN OF ABRACADABRA (urban fantasy), CELESTIAL GIRL, THE OMNIBUS EDITION (A LILY MODJESKA MYSTERY), (historical romantic suspense), STRANGE LADIES: 7 STORIES (a collection of previously published short fiction), SUMMER OF LOVE, A TIME TRAVEL, and the sequel THE GILDED AGE, A TIME TRAVEL..
Other previously print published titles on Nook include SHAKEN, EVERY MYSTERY UNEXPLAINED, TOMORROW'S CHILD, HUMMERS, DAUGHTER OF THE TAO, THE SIXTY-THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF HYSTERIA, and TESLA A SCREENPLAY.
Lisa Mason lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband, the acclaimed artist and jeweler, Tom Robinson.