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Chupeco, Rin - Silver Under Nightfall

Chupeco, Rin - Silver Under Nightfall

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In a captivating tale of forbidden love, resilience, and the power of self-discovery, infused with elements of magical realism and subtle LGBT+ themes, Silver Under Nightfall sweeps readers across centuries of human history.

In 18th-century China, Akiko, a young woman, makes a fateful pact with a mysterious entity known as the Tengu. In exchange for eternal life, she is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets, her name instantly vanishing from their minds the moment she turns away.

For centuries, Akiko wanders the world, a silent observer of history's grandest moments. She witnesses the rise and fall of empires, the birth of groundbreaking inventions, and the triumphs of art and literature. But despite the wonders she experiences, Akiko's immortality comes at a heavy price: she is forever alone, a ghost in her own life, unable to form lasting connections with the people around her.

In 1931 Shanghai, Akiko's solitary existence is disrupted when she encounters Keigo, a young man who, to her astonishment, remembers her name. Intrigued and hopeful, Akiko forms an unlikely bond with Keigo, experiencing the joy of companionship and love for the first time in her long life.

However, their connection comes at a dangerous cost. The Tengu, enraged by Akiko's newfound happiness, threatens to destroy everything she holds dear. Akiko must confront her past and make a difficult choice: to remain trapped in her lonely immortality or risk everything for the chance at true love and freedom.


  • Forbidden love
  • Resilience
  • Self-discovery
  • Identity
  • Belonging
  • The transformative power of love

LGBT Themes:

Woven into the tapestry of Akiko's extraordinary journey are subtle yet poignant themes of LGBT+ identity and the challenges faced by those who defy societal norms of love and relationships. Akiko's experiences of isolation and loneliness resonate with those who have felt marginalized or excluded based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. The story delicately explores the complexities of love and connection in a world that often seeks to suppress and silence the voices of those who are different.

Relevant Tags:

Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Witches, Found Family, Self-Love, Acceptance, Redemption, LGBT+, Queer Identity, Forbidden Love, Self-Discovery, Social Outcast, Identity, Belonging, Love Conquers All

Awards & Recognition:

  • Several Goodreads Choice Award nominations

Embark on an enchanting journey into a world where love defies expectations and rebellion ignites. Silver Under Nightfall is a mesmerizing tale of forbidden love, resilience, and the power of self-discovery, infused with elements of magical realism and subtle LGBT+ themes.

Delve into the enchanting world of Akiko, an immortal woman cursed to be invisible, as she embarks on a journey of love, loss, and self-discovery, spanning centuries of human history. Prepare to be captivated by a story that explores themes of identity, belonging, and the transformative power of love, reminding us that even in the darkest of times, hope can shine through.

Title: Silver Under Nightfall 

Author: Rin Chupeco

Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism

Pages: 512

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Release Date: September 12, 2023


  • Weight: 352 grams
  • Size: 12.8 x 19.9 x 3.8 cm
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