A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston is a legendary tale reimagined and woven like the silk that our heroine speaks so much of. This is a story which expertly interlaces elements of magic, mystery and suspense. E.K. Johnston paints a beautifully vivid desert landscape, where you can practically hear the sand shifting and sliding across the dunes with every word. Click here to read more or pin and save for later.


A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston is a legendary tale reimagined and woven like the silk that our heroine speaks so much of. This is a story which expertly interlaces elements of magic, mystery and suspense. E.K. Johnston paints a beautifully vivid desert landscape, where you can practically hear the sand shifting and sliding across the dunes with every word. And flipping through the pages feels like a blast from the hot desert wind, as we follow our unnamed heroine through her interesting journey.

Born into a land where Lo-Melkhiin's insatiable desire for a wife often results in her imminent death, 300 girls have been sacrificed in order to keep the peace among the desert tribes. Now, her beloved sister, the loveliest in their village, is next on his list. Distraught, determined and driven by the love for her sister, our savvy heroine boldly decides to take her place.  She exchanged her sister's life for her own, and her warmth and love of her family and tribe, for the life of royalty.



But being a queen does not come with the perks it should. She's doomed herself to a short life behind lavish palace walls and halls, and across desert sands, where age-old secrets and even stronger maleficent forces are lurking behind every closed door, hushed voice, and unanswered question. For Lo-Melkhiin's reign of terror has cast a spell over the palace, affecting everyone and anyone who sets foot. But Lo-Melkhiin was not always so cruel. So what brought about this change that continues to plague the palace and its kingdom?

In a world shrouded by tradition, our heroine begins to do what she knows best-- weaving. Weaving stories out of thin air, stories which begin to shape the world she lives in and the one she left behind, where her beloved sister and family are beginning to stir up the people. Night after night, tale after tale, she remains alive, and the longer she lives, the closer their sisterly bond grows, the more her own inner power does too, changing their world as they know it. And potentially getting the key to lifting the curse and saving Lo-Melkhiin.

Although she remains nameless, hidden away, it is our main characters silent resilience in the face of danger and this quiet revolution that is so captivating. Despite the rumblings all around her, she proves that the greatest power doesn't always lie in those who speak the loudest and look the strongest, but it lies in those who seek their strength from sources closest to the heart and their roots that can influence the most change. This was an excellent read, based off an epic myth surrounding the well-known tales of One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, that will capture your imagination for just as long after reading it.

Fave Quote
“I do fear him,” I said, which was close to the truth. “I fear him as I fear the desert sun and poisonous snakes. They are all part of the life I live. But the sun gives light, and snakes will feed a caravan if they are caught and cooked.”
― E.K. Johnston, A Thousand Nights

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A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston is a legendary tale reimagined and woven like the silk that our heroine speaks so much of. This is a story which expertly interlaces elements of magic, mystery and suspense. E.K. Johnston paints a beautifully vivid desert landscape, where you can practically hear the sand shifting and sliding across the dunes with every word. Click here to read more or pin and save for later.

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