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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