Dawn of a Thousand Nights

Dawn of a Thousand Nights

by Tricia Goyer
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Dawn of a Thousand Nights 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In June 1941, World War II rages in Europe and a romance begins in Hawaii. Dan Lukens, former UCLA football star, is now a top fighter pilot for the US Army Air Corps and is stationed in Hawaii. Libby Conners fled the mainland US for the friendlier skies of Hawaii. She is a female pilot and flight instructor, occupations frowned upon in California. Dan falls for Libby after she nearly drowns him in the ocean. They become engaged the day before Dan is shipped off to Clark Field in the Philippines. Libby is giving flight lessons on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. On December 8th, the Japanese attack the Philippines, destroying the United States' air power. When the islands are finally overrun, Dan becomes a prisoner of war. The one thing that keeps him going amid the horrors of the POW camps is Libby and the life he plans with her after the war, if he survives. Libby joins the WAFS-Women's Air Ferrying Squadron-delivering plans all over the country for the military. She struggles through the loss of close friends and not knowing if Dan is dead or alive. Tricia Goyer does an excellent job bringing to life an often overlooked aspect of World War II-the war with Japan. Historical details woven throughout the book bring the years 1941-1945 draw the reader into this rich story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to buy more of her books now. Such a sweet book and easy read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Dawn of a Thousand Nights is a fictional novel with the historical backdrop of World War II. Tricia Goyer gives us the subtext of the story with the subtitle, ¿A Story of Honor.¿ The novel revolves around a trio of main characters: two American pilots (one man and one women) and a Japanese interpreter. All three are fully focused at the beginning of the book with the desire to help and serve their respective countries. As the story unfolds, the characters individually advance through a wide-ranging emotional spectrum ¿ from bitter hatred against the enemy, to fear, love, despair, the works. But it all comes back around to honor ¿ how each handles the circumstances of their lives in the midst of a devastating war. These are not vague one-dimensional characters dropped into a cheap story line. Quite the opposite - Dawn of a Thousand Nights is multi-dimensional and richly detailed with accurate period references. The novel focuses on specific events of WWII in the Pacific Theater: the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, the battle for supremacy in the Philippines, the Bataan Death March. And in the same time frame on the west coast of America, a separate but equally important battle is fought in the arena of ideas: specifically, in regards to the use of women as pilots in the war. The expanded role of women during WWII emphasizes their vast and valuable contributions to the war effort in their own right. Dawn of a Thousand Nights is an amazing read ¿ bittersweet at times, yet complex and satisfying through and through. Tricia Goyer is an incredibly talented writer. She is able to deliver past history as if it were fresh news, all the while weaving a diverse mix of romance, patriotism, friendship, courage and drama into a resonant cast of characters. This novel will definitely stand the test of time as a stand-out work from a real stand-up author.
MichelleSutton More than 1 year ago
Dawn of a Thousand Nights is a story of survival and hope in God birthed during the most horrible of circumstances. It some ways this story reminded me of Pearl Harbor, only it was so much better. Unlike the movie, this story won't leave you feeling cheated at the end when the woman ends up with the wrong man. Libby remained faithful to Dan and though lonely at times, she trusted in God to see her through hard times. Times when she was tempted to doubt. Personal faith was born through their adversity, rather than bitterness which is often cultivated by unfair circumstances. It is during these trying times that Libby and Dan individually seek God to meet their deepest needs. I felt for Dan as he watched one buddy after another die while he lived on, barely. The Lord was with him even in the darkest places, and like Deitrich Bonhoffer, he ministered to those who needed hope even while he suffered in prison. What an inspiring novel. At times the reality of the story was so horrible I had to take a mental breather, but otherwise I couldn't put this story down. Goyer brings WWII to life when she highlights the suffering of American servicemen in the Philippines. Their plight is often forgotten when people recall the heroes and circumstances of WWII. Overall, this story is the best accounting of the war in the Pacific that I've ever read. I can't wait for Tricia's next book to come out. It's guaranteed to be an intense emotional ride, just like her first two books. And they keep getting better. How does she do that? :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first of Tricia's books that I read, and I must say, I was very impressed. Her attention to detail was wonderful, and I could tell that the book was well researched and documented. Set as a historical romance with the emphasis on historical, this book is definitely not fluff that you'll forget in a week or two. But, before you start to think that Dawn of a Thousand nights is nothing more than a WWII textbook, let me assure you that Tricia Goyer is a gifted storyteller. I found myself drawn into the text, staying up late reading until it was finished. The characters are deep, well written, complex creations, as is the setting. Tricia is not one to gloss over the difficult days of war. She draws you into her story and you are at Pearl Harbor. You are with Dan Connors during the Bataan Death March. But, within such a difficult time, she shows the hope that was and is always available to those who trust God. Definitely a 'couldn't put it down' kind of book. There was more than one point where I had tears in my eyes. This may have been my first experience reading a Tricia Goyer novel, but it won't be my last.