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This weeks WoW is a book that I am HIGHLY anticipating!! Anyways, check out this weeks WoW, and don't forget to link me up to yours and I'll come visit you!
A Thousand Nights
A THOUSANDS NIGHTS
E.K. JohnstonGenres: YA, Fantasy, Retellings
Published: October 6th, 2015
Published: October 6th, 2015
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.
You know, when I first read the synopsis, I was a little shaken up by the fact that A THOUSAND NIGHTS sounded eerily familiar to THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renee Ahdieh, in which I'm reading now and LOVING!!But since I am loving it so much, I found that I wouldn't mind a similar plot with it's own spin-off twist into this retelling. That being said, I hope it is not absolute in it's similarities.Nevertheless, I am absolutely DYING to get my hands on a copy of A THOUSAND NIGHTS!! It sounds fantastic and just like "My kinda book" ;)COME ON OCTOBER 6th, 2015, YOU'RE TAKING WAYYYYYY TOO LONG TO GET HERE....;)
Does this sound like something you would read??
Let me know in the comment section and I'll come visit YOU! :)
E.K. Johnston is a forensic archaeologist by training, a book seller and author by trade, and a grammarian by nature.
She spends a great deal of time on the internet because it is less expensive than going to Scotland.
She can probably tell you, to the instant, when she fell in love with any particular song, but don't ask her, because then it will be stuck in both of your heads.
E.K. Johnston is represented by Adams Literary