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A Thousand Nights - E.K. Johnston
A Thousand Nights
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LO-MELKHIIN KILLED THREE HUNDRED GIRLS before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next. And so she is taken in her sister’s place,... show more
LO-MELKHIIN KILLED THREE HUNDRED GIRLS before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next.
And so she is taken in her sister’s place, and she believes death will soon follow. Lo-Melkhiin’s court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments. She sees everything as if for the last time. But the first sun rises and sets, and she is not dead. Night after night, Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, and day after day she is awoken by the sunrise. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong.
Far away, in their village, her sister is mourning. Through her pain, she calls upon the desert winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death stirs the air.
Back at the palace, the words she speaks to Lo-Melkhiin every night are given a strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. With each tale she spins, her power grows. Soon she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to the rule of a monster.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781484722275 (1484722272)
ASIN: B00VAPN22M
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Leah's Bookish Obsession
Leah's Bookish Obsession rated it
4.0 A curiously told reimagining of Arabian Nights…
Book Title: A Thousand Nights Author: E.K. Johnston Series: Stand Alone Genre: YA, Fantasy, Retelling Source: Kindle E-Book (Library) "There is a fire in my sister," I said to him, "and I did not want you to have it." --Hmmm...she has some fire in her too... Ratings Breakdown Plot: 4/5...
Ani's Book Abyss
Ani's Book Abyss rated it
3.5 Brief Thoughts: A Thousand NIghts
A Thousand Nights -- E.K. Johnston *Retelling based on the frame story of One Thousand and One Nights Beautifully written retelling of One Thousand and One Nights using the frame story of Scheherazade only. This particular retelling seems to be popular at present... or rather, the Arabian-based ...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
0.0 A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
A Thousand Nights is a loose-ish retelling of the Scheherazade story. It’s E.K. Johnston’s third book, and it’s firmly cemented her as a go-to author for me. I got the ARC for this one just before the Cybils started, so I set it aside until now. And while I’m sorry I had to wait this long, I’m happy...
lorenalee
lorenalee rated it
Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to my village looking for a wife. She that he chose of us would be a hero. She would give the others life. Lo-Melkhiin would not return to the same village until he had married a girl from every camp, from every town, and from each district insid...
Nemo @ The Moonlight Library
Nemo @ The Moonlight Library rated it
2.0 Don't Let It Fool You
I received this book for free from Pan MacMillan in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. SUMMARY A nameless heroine sacrifices herself to save her sister and become the bride of a demonic king whose brides never live for long. She ...
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