"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...
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 22/10/2015
- ISBN: 9781447284116