The Girl Who Drank the Moon tells of a whole village, the Protectorate, living under a cloud of sorrow. Each year all of the village leaders, except one, insist that a new infant gets left in the woods as a sacrifice to a terrifying witch of legend. Antain, a leader-in-training in the Protectorate’s corrupt oligarchy, prefers the beauty of carpentry to the lust of power and is torn apart by these seemingly necessary sacrifices. While the people look outside the village for the evil they fear, Sister Ignatia remains a terror from within, imprisoning those who refuse the sacrifices under the guise of healing their madness.
This is a story about one infant rescued from her abandonment by the good witch Xan, enmagicked by drinking moonlight, and raised in the woods as Luna by her adopted family: Xan, the adorable Fyrian (a Perfectly Tiny dragon orphan who dreams of being Simply Enormous), and Glerk, the ancient bog monster, who quotes the poetry he sees in all the world. When hope motivates Antain towards the woods and the desire for truth motivates Luna towards the Protectorate, will they be able to unite in stopping the true evil before it is too late? A story with parallel plots, and many characters who come together in a surprising twist, this is a saga of light and darkness, sorrow and hope.