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A Thousand Nights

(2015)
(The first book in the Thousand Nights series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book (nominee)
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 back 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 in it's place. 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 sets and rises, 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. The words she speaks to him every night are given strange life of their own. She makes things appear. 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 rule of a monster.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

October 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Thousand Nights
Author(s): E K Johnston
ISBN: 1-4472-8411-9 / 978-1-4472-8411-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
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October 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Thousand Nights
Author(s): E K Johnston
ISBN: 1-4847-2227-2 / 978-1-4847-2227-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Thousand Nights
Author(s): E K Johnston
ISBN: 1-4847-2847-5 / 978-1-4847-2847-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Thousand Nights
Author(s): E K Johnston
ISBN: 1-4472-9037-2 / 978-1-4472-9037-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Thousand Nights
Author(s): E K Johnston
ISBN: 1-5098-1363-2 / 978-1-5098-1363-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Thousand Nights
Author(s): E K Johnston
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Thousand Nights
Author(s): E K Johnston
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA