Yes, it’s time for another book review! I hope I’m not boring you all. This is for a book I just finished re-reading. I know I’ve been on a re-reading streak, which can be fatally boring, so luckily I got in a trip to the library to find some new reading material. Anyway, here it is.
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
Copyright 2007, Scholastic Inc.
In diary form, this book tells the story of Dashti, a commoner who becomes a maid for the Lady Saren. Soon, Dashti and her new mistress are locked in a tower because Saren refuses to marry the man she loathes and fears. Saren’s father’s purpose is to keep them locked away for seven years, and, by the time that is over, the lady will be willing to marry that man, a certain Lord Khasar. Saren’s two suitors come to visit: The kind Khan Tegus, to whom she is betrothed, and Khasar. Meanwhile, as food supplies grow low, Dashti desperately tries to find a way out of their prison. Will Dashti find a way out? and, if she does, what will happen thereafter? This is a beautifully written fairy tale retelling with a satisfying ending that can be read over and over again.
Rating: 5 stars
Praise for Book of a Thousand Days:
“Shannon Hale writes deft, lyrical, wonderful fantasy.” — Holly Black
First sentence of Book of a Thousand Days: “My lady and I are being shut up in a tower for seven years.”
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