The Storyteller's Daughter: A Retelling of "The Arabian Nights" (Once Upon a Time)

 
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The Storyteller's Daughter: A Retelling of "The Arabian Nights" (Once Upon a Time)
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Release Date
September 29, 1997
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0743422201
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In a faraway kingdom, a king has been betrayed. Deeply hurt and bitterly angry, he vows never to be deceived again. Unfortunately, the king's plan to protect himself will endanger all of the realm's young women, unless one of them will volunteer to marry the king — and surrender her life.

To everyone's relief and horror, one young woman steps forward. The daughter of a legendary storyteller, Shahrazad believes it is her destiny to accept this risk and sacrifice herself.

On the night of her wedding to the king, Shahrazad begins to weave a tale. Fascinated, the king lets her live night after night. Just when Shahrazad dares to believe that she has found a way to keep her life — and an unexpected love — a treacherous plot will disrupt her plan. Now she can only hope that love is strong enough to save her.

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Reader reviewed by EshInoBi

This retelling of The Arabian Nights, a story I don't
know, was really interesting. I would now like to read its original
story and compare. This story was a very epic romance, though fairy
tales have romance in them, I'm sure that then, their retellings should
and it did not defect the wonderful story in anyway. It was wonderful.
I learned between the trust of a king and queen. Trust, friendship, and
how they got to know each other... The king (Shahriyar) was betrayed by
his first queen, and every time he would get a new queen, he'd kill
her... Until Shahrizad offers herself, and tells her stories to delay
her execution... He falls in love with her, until he too, blinded by
his first queen's badness, distrusts her. And this was all caused by
the brothers of the first queen of Shahriyar... But, the youngest
brother, the one who did the most work in the first place, does
something... This was a wonderful story. Loved it. <3


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Reader reviewed by Jessica M.

The Storyteller's Daughter is about a young woman named Sharazad, who is the daughter of Maju the Storyteller. Her mother has already died. The book talks about how Sharazad had the same fever as her mother died from and gets blindness from
it when she was a little girl.

In the story, a king named Shahrayar is cursed upon by his wife after she was found cheating on him. After this, Shahrayar loses the ability to trust and love. Shahazad feels it is her duty to tell the king stories, while also trying to help him love again.

I thought this book was interesting and the cover caught my eye. I am a sucker for romance, which is why I thought the book so enjoyable. I finished it quite quickly, too.

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Shahrazad II
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Reader reviewed by swim freak

for any one who doesn't want to read a five pound book this is the perfect retelling of one thousand and one nights. i loved that book and whould recommend it to everyone!!!
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