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Publication Date: 30 Jun 2016
Subject: Younger teen novels
Suitable for: Secondary (Year 7, Year 8, Year 9)
AR: 5.8 UY
RRP £7.99 Save 26%
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A re-working of the story of Scheherazade from the Arabian Nights.
When Lo-Melkhiin - a formidable king - arrives at her desert home, she knows that he will take her beautiful sister for a wife. Desperate to save her sister from certain death, she makes the ultimate sacrifice - leaving home and family behind to live with a fearful man. But it seems that a strange magic flows between her and Lo-Melkhiin, and night after night, she survives.
Finding power in storytelling, the words she speaks 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.
Set against a harsh desert backdrop, "A Thousand Nights" by E K Johnston is an evocative tale of love, mystery and magic that would not feel out of place if Scheherazade herself were telling it. And perhaps she is...