Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Wishlist Wednesday #174

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

So what do you need to do to join in?
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post, and a note saying that Pen to Paper is the host of the meme.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

A Thousand Nights
by E. K. Johnston

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.
This one popped up on Twitter only yesterday, when the publishers posted a photo of the (rather beautiful) proof copies that had arrived in their office, and my interest was immediately piqued. As soon as I read the synopsis on Goodreads, I knew I had to get it on my wishlist straight away, even though it's not being released until the autumn.
This sounds like a wonderful mixture of Fairy Tale and what I would call here 'real fantasy' - or perhaps I should say 'a fantasy with a drop of fairy tale', because the uniqueness of the fantasy story really shines through (at least it does in the synopsis).
I'm really excited about this book being released in October – hopefully that will be here sooner than we think!

What's on your wishlist this week? Let us know in the comments below, or link to your own Wishlist Wednesday post in the Linky :) 


Katie Hodgkinson said...

Ohh this does sound intriguing! I generally love fairy tale retellings so something like this (even though it's not a retelling) is right up my street. I've been away from home and the bookbookosphere for a while now and haven't had the chance to keep up to date with new books so this is really refreshing :)

Katie Hodgkinson said...

Also the cover is to die for!

chucklesthescot said...

October feels like a long time to wait for a book but my pick this week isn't out until January!!! Arrgghh! How selfish of writers not to write faster so we can get books quicker! *grins*

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