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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale

Book of a Thousand Days
by Shannon Hale

This book was truly something different. The story line was definitely intriguing; two people locked in a tower. One of them is royalty, Saren, the other a maid, Dashti (the main character) and they are stuck there for seven years because Saren refused to marry the man her father picked out for her. Saren had already found someone that she wanted to marry.

Dashti was a very strong and willing protagonist. Throughout the whole book she was selfless, always trying to help Saren even when it caused herself pain. There was nothing that she wouldn't do for her Lady, and often Saren used that to her advantage.

This was a wonderful book about a girl coming to terms with who she is, and accepting the hand that got dealt to her. The descriptions were amazing and I felt like I could feel exactly what Dashti was feeling, and see everything through her eyes. This was really different from what I usually read, and I didn't think I'd like it nearly as much as I did.


Anilee said...

I love this book, though my favorite (book of all time) by Shannon (who's my favorite author) is The Goose Girl. If you haven't read it yet, you simply must.

Melissa Walker said...

I just finished this one, too! I loved it--such a breath of fresh air and a beautifully written tale.

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