A Thousand Nights by E.K Johnston

MY RATING : ★★★★★

«And I wonder if I might at last have found a queen for whom I could set the desert on fire.»

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A demon has possessed the most powerful Prince of the Desert. The Prince is killing a wife every night until one day, there’s a woman who has the courage to stop it and survive through the nights. She’s going to discover the secrets behind the Prince’s mystic power s and his motives for murder.

“WHEN THE SKEPTIC SPOKE, IT WAS TO ENCOURAGE NEW THOUGHT. WHEN LO MELKHIIN SPOKE, IT WAS TO OBLITERATE THROUGH FEAR.”

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This book will be compared to The Wrath and The Dawn, and it is still two completely different books. I loved this one as opposed to TWTD (sorry guys haha). I think this retelling did justice to the word “retelling”, it completely transforms the tales with subtle references to the original and it is told BRILLIANTLY. I loved reading the Prince’s section, one of the best out there. The writing is amazingly attractive and appealing and the sentence fluency has a mystical/magical feeling to it.

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The characters are full of surprises!  The main female character is such a witty kick-ass, the real representation of a fearless and brave woman. Not one time her name is mentioned and I find that fact actually intriguing ! It keeps it mysterious and sincere. The Prince Lo-Melkhin is charming, the Demon is even better LOL  #rootingforthemvillains.

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Some quotes I love :

“And they did not hunt with spears or arrows, but with their own minds.”

“Power twists men’s minds so easily.They bend toward it like a tree reaches for light and water.”

See you guys 😀

You can purchase the book @Chapters/Indigo ! 

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28 Comments Add yours

  1. Nerdybirdy @ Daydreaming Books says:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed this one. Can’t wait to pick it up! Loved your review!

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    1. transhaan says:

      Thank you so much !! 😘

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  2. SageKnightly says:

    I loved this book, I’m glad you did too!
    I fell in love with the writing right from the beginning, and it exceeded my expectations. This author was pretty much an instant favourite:)

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    1. transhaan says:

      I knoww !! I was reading Lo Melkhin part and I was amazeddd hy his writing 😍 So happy you feel the same way !

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  3. Fatima @ NoteablePad says:

    Lovely review! I completely agree. I’m reading this at the moment and I’m so amazed. I didn’t like TWatD either, and I subconsciously started reading this one comparing it to the other, but it wouldn’t do any justice to this book if it was compared to anything else. It’s beautifully written. 😀

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    1. transhaan says:

      HAHA YOU SAID IT PERFECTLYY 😘 Its so rare to have someone agrees with me for TWatD 😂 The writing is insanely beautiful. Can’t wait to read his future books 😍

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      1. Fatima @ NoteablePad says:

        Haha yeah. I had a really unpopular opinion on TWatD. 🙂 This one doesn’t compare.

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  4. I’m obsessed with the cover and aesthetic of this book! So pretty! That alone may be what gets me to read it… let alone all the good reviews (:

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    1. transhaan says:

      Yeah the aesthetic is stunning 😍😍!! Let me know when you get to it 🙂

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  5. I’m more in the TWATD camp but I completely agree that while this book is often compared to that one, it’s SO different. ATN feels very literary to me – from the languages, the narrative decisions, the characters, etc. It is so much more subtle and does feel very mystical, though for me the plot took waaaay too long to actually pick up and I got a bit bored in the middle. Glad you like it! 😛

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    1. transhaan says:

      LOOL yeah that’s a really interesting way to look at it ! It was more subtle in this one but I really love that mystical vibe:)

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  6. I’m so glad to hear this one’s better than TWatD! I despised the latter, and was hoping against hope that ATN would finally deliver the well-written retelling I needed. Can’t wait to get my hands on it! 😀

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    1. transhaan says:

      OH YES BELIEVE ME if you didnt like The Wrath and The Dawn like me, this one is like x100 better LOL Thank you for passing by! 😉

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  7. I just finished the book, and I loved it! I agree that this was a fantastic retelling – it completely entranced me with its writing and story. I actually haven’t read The Wrath and the Dawn yet – I’m planning on reading it soon. I wonder how I’ll feel about The Wrath and the Dawn now since it seems as if people are either a major fan of A Thousand Nights or The Wrath and the Dawn. Great review! 🙂

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    1. transhaan says:

      YAYY I’m happy to hear that you enjoy this book as much as I did 😀 I know that I have an unpopular opinion of the wrath and the Dawn LOL so yeah you should read it for yourself to find out 😉 Let me know when your review is up! ❤

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      1. Haha, I’ll try to get to The Wrath and the Dawn soon! You can see my review for A Thousand Nights here: http://pagechronicles.com/a-thousand-nights-by-e-k-johnston-review/ 🙂 ❤

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  8. Cat says:

    Yaaas, girl, great review. Il faut que je post le mien aussi avant que j’oublie que j’ai lu le livre 😂

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    1. transhaan says:

      HAHAH TU ME TUESSS . And yass girll we have to do that 5th wave night too LOL

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      1. Hahahaha oui! Bientôt!!!! 😂😂😂

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  9. transhaan says:

    LOOL yeah that’s a really interesting way to look at it ! It was more subtle in this one but I really love that mystical vibe 🙂

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  10. ravenblake99 says:

    Glad you loved it! I’ve finished The wrath and the dawn duology and loved it. so, I’m really looking forward to read this book. 😀

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    1. transhaan says:

      I’m happy you love the duology!:D I’m till hesitant in reading the second book.. haha is it worth it?

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      1. ravenblake99 says:

        yep! It’s much better than the first book and I really think you would like it. 😀

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  11. Aren’t you being a bit too generous with your ratings Trang? :p
    Anyways a really good review. Your blog is beautiful :).

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    1. transhaan says:

      You think I’m too generous ? :O Ouhh you should read my old reviews hahah especially the Wrath and The Dawn one ! Hahah I gave it 2 stars 😛 Thank you for passing by! – Trang

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      1. Okay. Will surely see it. :p

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  12. Wow, I didn’t think it was that good! Now you definitely make me want to read it!! Wonderful review 😀

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