“Waiting” On Wednesday: A Thousand Nights

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

A Thousand Nights - E.K. JohnstonA Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publication date: October 6th 2015
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Add on: Goodreads

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.

Um this. “A high fantasy fusion where Scheherazade tangles with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”.

What a beautiful cover! So I guess The Arabian Nights/One Thousand and One Nights retellings are really in! Hopefully it’s as awesome it looks and sounds!

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Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

0 Replies to ““Waiting” On Wednesday: A Thousand Nights”

  1. I just saw this on someone else’s WOW post and I’m seriously excited. I love the idea of a Thousand and One Nights retelling 🙂

    Here’s my WOW pick.

    Kimberly
    Wit and Sin

  2. Woah, I haven’t heard of this one before but it sounds incredible, especially with the Arabian Nights and high fantasy!

  3. This must be an awesome book, because I´ve seen many people waiting for it today. Now it´s on my TBR-list as well 🙂

    Here is my WOW http://www.anettesbokboble.com/?p=2281

    -Anette
    http://www.anettesbokboble.com

  4. Great pick! I’ve seen this one around a bit and I love the cover. I’ve never read a retelling regarded a thousand and one nights!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. This is an awesome pick! That cover is absolutely amazing!

  6. OMG! I’ve been dying to read this one for forever! It sounds soooo good, and now it has a gorgeous cover too. I hope you enjoy it when you read it!

    Have a fantastic week 🙂

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