Book of a Thousand Days

Book of a Thousand Days
Hale, Shannon; Smith, James Noel (Illustrator)

Based on a classic Grimm's fairy tale, this is the story told by Dashti, a maid from the steppes of a medieval land, who sacrifices her freedom to accompany her mistress into exile. Imprisoned in a remote tower after Lady Saren refuses to marry the man her father has chosen, the maid and the lady have almost nothing in common. But the loyalty that grows between the two, the man they love in different ways for different reasons, and the lies they tell because of and in spite of each other, combine to evoke the deepest bonds, transcend the loneliest landscapes, and erupt in a conclusion so romantic, so clever, and so right that no reader will be left dry-eyed.


A lady's maid and her mistress are sentenced to seven years in a tower in Grimm fairy tale retelling.

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YP F Hale
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