Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Book of a Thousand Days

Dashti, and ordinary farm girl or "mucker" in medieval Mongolia is expecting a boring life of sitting around and serving when she becomes maid to the moody Lady Saren. But not for long: Saren disobeys her father by not marrying the man he wants her to, a man with a very dangerous secret, and so she and Dashti are locked in a tower for seven years. At first it's not so terrible, but then the rats eat their entire 7-year food supply, and the man that Saren refused to marry keeps coming and threatening the girls...And Dashti might be falling in love with Saren's other suitor, the gallant Khan Tegus! This beautiful story, loosely based on the little-known Brothers Grimm tale of Maid Maleen is an adventurous story of two brave girls in a tower and their many adventures afterwards. Fans of Shannon Hale's previous books "Princess Academy" and "The Goose Girl" will be more than happy to indulge in this fantastic novel-they have a real treat in store for them!


Lauren said...

I thought this book was really bad compared to the rest of Shannon's books. I was really disappointed. Princess Academy is much, much better.

Juju said...

This has been on my list for a while. I need to get to it.