A thousand nights




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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. 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.

Titre original : A thousand nights

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2016 Editions Macmillan (Readers)

Anglaise Langue anglaise | 325 pages | Sortie : 1er janvier 2016 | ISBN : 9781447290377

2015 Editions Macmillan (Children's Books)

Anglaise Langue anglaise | 336 pages | Sortie : 22 octobre 2015

2015 Editions Disney-Hyperion

Anglaise Langue anglaise | 328 pages

2015 Editions Hyperion Books

Anglaise Langue anglaise | 325 pages | ISBN : 9781484728475

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2 commentaires

  • Lunabookaddict Le 13 Février 2017 à 14:29
    J'étais vraiment impatiente de pouvoir lire ce livre mais se fut une déception, j'en attendais beaucoup plus et la seule référence que j'avais étais la duologie de Renée Ahdieh. Mais c'est bien différent ! Beaucoup, voir énormément différent.
  • Ornellabgn Le 10 Avril 2019 à 20:22
    J’attendais beaucoup de ce livre et se fût une déception. Je n’ai pas accroché avec le style de l’auteur.

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