A novel of fantasy, magic, and intrigue that echoes the tone and themes of original One Thousand and One Nights, but from a contemporary voice that will interest younger readers. The author creates an unforgettable protagonist like Sherezada, transforming her into a complicated figure. One day, the king Lo-Melkiin arrives where the woman lives, in search of a new bride. He chooses our protagonist’s sister. Unfortunately, this king kills all his wives after consummating the marriage. The novel begins when this peculiar heroine decides to take the place of her sister.
About the Author
E. K. Johnston is a Canadian writer. Before becoming a writer, she was a forensic archaeologist. This is her second novel after her debut The Story of Owen, which was a major success in Canada.