Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale

Book of a Thousand Days
by Shannon Hale
Summary from Goodreads:

"When Dashti, a maid, and Lady Saren, her mistress, are shut in a tower for seven years for Saren’s refusal to marry a man she despises, the two prepare for a very long and dark imprisonment.

As food runs low and the days go from broiling hot to freezing cold, it is all Dashti can do to keep them fed and comfortable. But the arrival outside the tower of Saren’s two suitors—one welcome, and the other decidedly less so—brings both hope and great danger, and Dashti must make the desperate choices of a girl whose life is worth more than she knows.

With Shannon Hale’s lyrical language, this forgotten but classic fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm is reimagined and reset on the central Asian steppes; it is a completely unique retelling filled with adventure and romance, drama and disguise."


Shannon continues to captivate me. I've read the story of "Maid Maleen" but I never really noticed the maid locked up in the tower along with the noble lady. I guess since the focus of the story was towards the noble lady, the maid never crossed my mind - then came Shannon Hale with a surprising tale. 

I just love it!

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