A Thousand Nights


Check out this review of the book, A Thousand Nights, by E.K. Johnston as posted on the Hey Ashers blog.

Hey Ashers!

A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnston reviewA Thousand Nights
E. K. Johnston4 Stars

Finest Lizzy,

I’m going to pause my All Queer All The Time review streak to gush (and complain just a little) about this quiet, mesmerizing, feminist “retelling”/not-quite-a-retelling of The Arabian Nights. I’m sure you don’t mind.

Book synopsis

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. 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 awakened by the sunrise. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock…

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