A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston- Fantastic Giveaway

Posted 24 September, 2015 by Danny in Blog, Blog Tour, Danny, Giveaways / 22 Comments

OoOO I love 1001 night tales and I love fairy tales and.. I love retellings! There are some amazing retellings that make a beloved story come to live in a completely different and surprising way! And.. today I have a great and awesome giveaway for you guys!

A Thousand Nights

by E.K. Johnston

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About A Thousand Nights 

“A story threaded with shimmering vibrance and beauty, A Thousand Nights will weave its spell over readers’ hearts and leave them captivated long after the final tale has been told.” —Alexandra Bracken, New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds series

 

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.

 

About E.K. Johnston

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K. Johnston is a forensic archaeologist by training, a book seller and author by trade, and a grammarian by nature. She spends a great deal of time on the Internet because it is less expensive than going to Scotland. She can probably tell you, to the instant, when she fell in love with any particular song; but don’t ask her, because then it will be stuck in both of your heads.

 

BOOK EXCERPT

Check out the first four chapters of A THOUSAND NIGHTS here.

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Giveaway

PRETTY THINGS IN A DANGEROUS PLACE prize pack

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One (1) winner receives:

  • Copy of A Thousand Nights;
  • Branded nail polish set & tea bag dispenser.
  • Giveaway curtesy of Disney

Tell me do you love Retellings? Which one is your favorite retelling and which fairy tale definitely needs a cool retelling? 

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22 Responses to “A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston- Fantastic Giveaway”

  1. Linda Townsend

    I love fractured fairy tales! AND I have so many favorites! Two that come to mind right away are the Transplanted Tales by Kate Serine and the Splintered series by A. G. Howard – those two are by no means the only ones… A Thousand Nights sounds really good! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Kathleen Costa

    I love finding out about a new-to-me book. Retelling ? I love the Romeo and Julliett storyline…sans the death at the end. I love happy endings. A fairy tale needing to be retold? Oh, please… Once upon a time…Snow White!

  3. anne

    I enjoyed this wonderful post. Thanks for this great feature and captivating giveaway. A retelling that is special which I would love to read is Snow White.

  4. I love retellings because it is really interesting to see another person’s interpretation of a well-know story or idea. I think that my favorite retelling is currently “The Wrath and the Dawn” by Renee Ahdieh!

  5. Jillyn

    I love retellings. Splitered is my favorite so far. I hope to see a Little Mermaid one *that I enjoy* soon.

  6. Lauren A.

    I do enjoy retellings as long as they’re written well and have several special elements of their own that the original story didn’t have.
    And I think a good one to retell would be Sleeping Beauty.

  7. Emma A

    I LOVE retellings, they have become one of my favorite “genres.” Cinder and A Court of Thrones and Roses are definitely top my list in terms of being creative with the story and bring new life to it, while still sticking to the heart of the story. I have yet to read a good retelling of Rapunzel, and I don’t think I have read one at all for The Little Mermaid (though I do know there is one that came out this year). Thank you for the chance to win!

  8. I haven’t read a lot of different retellings but Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles is a retelling series I absolutely love/adore! Like you can tell that they’re retellings but there’s such a twist that it doesn’t feel repetitive or boring….thanks for the giveaway!
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