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Thousand Nights (Hardcover) (E. K. Johnston)

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"A story threaded with shimmering vibrance and beauty, A Thousand Nights will weave its spell over readers' hearts and leave them captivated long after the final tale has been told." -Alexandra Bracken,New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds series
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.
"Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to my village, looking for a wife."

She sees the dust cloud on the horizon. Lo-Melkhiin has arrived. And she thinks also: he will not have my sister. She is taken in her sister's place, and she believes death will soon follow, but her sister calls upon the desert winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death stirs the air in it's place.

Lo-Melkhiin's court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with evil eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments -- all bought at cost beyond measure. He is not killing the girls he marries: he is draining them, and when their life-force has been used and they are dead, he casts them aside and weds anew.

Night after night passes, and she is not drained. The words she speaks to him every night are given strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. But she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if only she can stop her heart from falling for a monster.
Number of Pages: 325
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Magic
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Disney Pr
Age Range: Teen
Author: E. K. Johnston
Language: English
Street Date: October 6, 2015
TCIN: 23998922
UPC: 9781484722275
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-8437
$13.29
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