A Thousand Nights

A Thousand Nights

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"Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to my village, looking for a wife." When Lo-Melkhiin - a formidable king - arrives at her desert home, she knows that he will take her beautiful sister for a wife. Desperate to save her sister from certain death, she makes the ultimate sacrifice - leaving home and family behind to live with a fearful man. But it seems that a strange magic flows between her and Lo-Melkhiin, and night after night, she survives. Finding power in storytelling, the words she speaks are given strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. But she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king ...if only she can stop her heart from falling for a monster. Set against a harsh desert backdrop, A Thousand Nights by E K Johnston is an evocative tale of love, mystery and magic that would not feel out of place if Scheherazade herself were telling it. And perhaps she is...show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 135 x 208mm | 300g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Airside & Irish ed
  • 1509813632
  • 9781509813636
  • 303,492

About E.K. Johnston

Emily Kate Johnston is a forensic archaeologist. She has lived on four continents, including summers spent in Jordan experiencing the desert first-hand. Her inspirations come from her work, travels and her university studies in Biblical Hebrew and Arabic. She loves telling stories, and has been doing so across different mediums for over ten years.show more

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