This story I read last year was about a town that was filled with sorrows and someone who ate those sorrows. They sacrificed a child who ate the moonlight and became magical. It all falls into a part where all main characters come together and a volcano erupts. I know this is specific but I can't remember names (Besides Luna) and I loved the story. can someone try to identify this?

  • The person ate the sorrows not the people – fishbowl1008 Apr 24 '18 at 19:54
  • Book or short story? Where did you read it, and in what language? Where does the name Luna fit in? – Vanguard3000 Apr 24 '18 at 19:56
  • Also, was it new when you read it? Or is it an older work? Where did you get it from? – JohnP Apr 24 '18 at 20:07
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    YES! It was the girl who drank the moon. I found it in my little sister's room and that was EXACTLY the one I was thinking about! thank yall so much for your help! – fishbowl1008 Apr 26 '18 at 2:11

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

It has the girl who ate moonlight (as you could guess from the title):

The moon had grown full without her noticing. And powerfully magic. One sip would have done it, and the baby had had—well. More than one sip.

The person who ate sorrows:

Xan turned to the young man. “You wanted to find the Witch? This is your witch, my friend. You call her Sister Ignatia?” She gave the stranger a skeptical look. “How fancy. I knew her by a different name, though I called her the monster when I was a child. She has been living off the Protectorate’s sorrow for—how long has it been? Five hundred years. My goodness. That’s something for the history books, isn’t it? You must be very proud of yourself.”

The stranger surveyed the scene, a small smile pressed into her mouth. Sorrow Eater, Luna thought. A hateful term for a hateful person.

And the volcanic eruption:

The volcano sent forth a column of fire and smoke, swallowed power un-swallowed at last.

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