I fell in love with fairytales within seconds when my grandpa began to read me the little Meermaid, but there was one story that I’ve loved most: Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves.
… and there was this book. My Grandma didn’t allow me to touch it without her watching me narrowly. “One Thousand and One Nights“. Unfortunately, I’ve never seen the book again after she died because of cancer (I have no idea, where it might be).
But enough sad stories – That’s just the reason I’m freaking out over that upcoming book.
“Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill (breakingthespine) that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.”
Title: “A Thousand Nights”
Author: E.K. Johnston
Expected Publication: October 6th 2015
Pages: only 304
LO-MELKHIIN killed three houndred 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.
This is awesome. I’m sorry, there will be no doubt about it. This. Is. Awesome.
… I remembered the date