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The End (The 30-Day Collective Book 1) hDid not love this story as much as the first in this series I still enjoyed it and the author s lovely characters I liked this even than I did A Thousand Nights But you do not obligatorilyave to read that one to be able to comprehend what is A Cidade Das Trevas (Dean Koontzs Frankenstein, happening in this book In fact the author summarizes the first novel in the beginning Though I m going to admit that there are many references to the first bookThat aside God EK Johnston really knowsow to write a novel It s not that er world buildings are incredibly crafted or storylines so beautifully weaved That s not uite it She just writes so WELL Plus she rocks at dialogs Some authors just don t know ow to make dialogs sound interesting and not monotonous but this author uses so much of the world she creates and the personalities of Tarot for Magical Times her characters iner dialogs that going from reading description to dialog is done so smoothly And also what I mean is that she knows er characters She knows their personalities what they would do and not do what they would think and not think what they would want and not want She respects this about them Never did I stop and think Wait a minute Why would they do THAT Ultimately it s truly Johnston s words that won me over The storyline is good the characters are great but the writing is MAGNIFICENT and I do not use this word uite often as I wish I would Like A Thousand Nights owever it s slow paced and really does not progress very fast I wish this author would write a retelling of Beauty and the Beast or Rapunzel because those are my favouritesOh one last thing The Sleeping Beauty is my LEAST favourite fairytale so my giving this book four stars says a lot about EK Johnston s talentBlog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin I m putting this aside for now Maybe I ll read the rest at a later date but I doubt it It just Dangerous Heat hasn teld my interest The prose and the power of friendship is strong but sadly Kingdom of Sleep wasn t as good and enchanting as the first bookThis story is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty with a few elements of Rapunzel thrown into the mix and takes place in a Middle Eastern setting The young princess Zahrah called the Little Rose gets cursed by a demon on Birds, Beasts, and Bandits her fifth birthday Whenever she spins or creates something a tapestry a meal or even aair braid she will slowly open er mind to be possessed by the demon who will then use the princess to destroy er kingdom No matter the counterspell the princess will fall into a deep sleep to stall the demon s possession The Accidental Startup her parents lock Zahrah up in a tower to protecter There she remains until the day four young spinners break The Man in the High Castle her out in theope to break er curse This book is a companion novel to A Thousand Nights and one reason to read both of these books is because of the writing Johnston s prose is enchanting and vivid and so magical you really feel like you writing Johnston s prose is enchanting and vivid and so magical you really feel like you reading an old fairytale Another uality that makes these Middle Eastern fairytales so wonderful to read is that the author is also an archaeologist who spend many summers doing research in the desert of Jordan and she as studied Arabic and biblical Hebrew This experience and knowledge translates beautifully into the vibrant world building of the desert kingdom and of the culture of the "people living there Another great element that Johnston s books share is "living there Another great element that Johnston s books share is us the power of friendship family and love In the first book the love between two sisters plays a major role and in this book it is the friendship between the four spinners that saves the day Saoud Tari Arwa and Yashaa are all strong and brave in their own way and it s incredibly moving to see A Taste of Darkness (Mackenzie Vampires how their true friendship is able to battle deceit suffering and sacrifice Saoud are you coming with us for our sakes or because you want to see your father again Can t it be both Of course I toldim Only we might miss im in the capital Or on the road Or maybe my mother lied and e as other business altogether Then I will go with you e said solemnly wherever you end up However despite these great ualities I found Kingdom of Sleep lacking a good plot The largest part of this book the four spinners and Zahrah spend running through the desert but apart from meeting a few spirits not much appens during those travels We get brief updates from the demon chasing them just like in the first book demons play a big role but that s the only thing that brings suspense The fairytale elements from the original Sleeping Beauty aren t present either which is a shame because those could ve added excitement to the story But there is
no thorny forestthorny forest big fight to defeat the evil fairy and despite the title the enchanted sleep only takes place in the last few chapters Another thing this story misses is a idden message In the first book the actions of the nameless Babys Mealtime heroine showedow it are the ordinary women that The Miracle Equation hold the real power not theigh ranked men Such a message isn t present in this book although the epilogue makes up for this by giving us a beautiful bittersweet ending to the story of Sleeping Beauty You don t know The Dawn of Modern Thought how things will be between the Little Rose ander prince but you know that they will be okay So although I didn t enjoy this book as much as the first one Johnston again succeeded in writing a magical fairytale with brave The Infamous Ellen James (Infamous, heroes that definitely will keep you spellbound What a wonderful bookReadere my review of the first book in A Thousand Nights duology 1 A Thousand Nights INEEDTHI. But the web of power is dangerously tangled and they may not see the true pattern until it is unspooled Kingdom of Sleep by the critically acclaimed E K Johnston is a spellbinding retelling of an enchanting fairy tale with the power of story at its ear. The spinners were cursed the land of Kharuf was cursed and Little Rose could break it in a eartbeat if only if only they would let Dragonfrigate Wizard Halcyon Blithe (Halcyon Blithe, herave a spindle I only gave out a Satria dari Negeri Tayli 1-28 handful of 5 stars last year and one of them went to this book s predecessor A Thous Magic is about balance than anything and alwaysas been since the Storyteller ueen made it in the desert 35 stars rounded down because I can t Goethean Science help comparing this book to its predecessor 5 full stars for a story that took me by storm This is a lovely fairytale where weaving is the main theme and since I use enough sewing vocabulary in my reviews I can add that the author waveser subtly magical world with solid skillSeveral protagonists are spinners in a land plagued by a spinning curse which of course brings to mind Sleeping Beauty Fortunately there are similarities but it s not the same tale and I appreciated a lot that all sides of the argument Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets! have a voice and a viewpointThe storytelling is delightful and the revelations are doled out at the right pace so I enjoyed the novel there was a lot to keep me turning the pages but Iad a Digital Crossroads hard time getting invested in the characters and that s the opposite of my experience with A Thousand Nights little plot memorable protagonists a pity because the cast is varied and all I read about their anxiety their growing exasperation throughout the journey the subtle pull of the curse on spinners but I couldn t feel it I didn t connect with themThe tale is very linear yet compelling This book stands alone and it s not too spoilery about the first of the series but I would recommend the publishing order I appreciated that the author didn t spend too many pages on events that belong to the original Sleeping Beauty tale and instead crafted something new out of a known themeThe ending came as I expected but with a nice twist that was both welcome and bittersweet My kind do not spend their days at craft or art Our deepest desire is not for the making of a thing nor for the thing itself Rather we thrive on the skills of those who make We steal that time and that power and we turn it to our own souls and that isow we grow Reviews and athttpsedwardsghostenginewordpressWhen I first finished this I didn t know uite what to think as I absolutely adored the first book in this world the author wrote A Thousand Nights and was really looking forward to seeing another story in this world This book is set a long time after the events of A Thousand Nights with new characters and it is told in a way that is a little different from ATN as for starters nearly every present character is named whereas everyone who as read ATN knows that this was not the style in that book I will also say I found the writing style in the first book a lot immersive and beautiful than in this book which was still written in a lovely way but it was a little disappointment to me to see this difference as the first books was a new favourite particularly for its mysterious air to the story and the stunning writingI will try not to go on too much about ATN or compare them too much but sometimes that isn t possible and I can see many others on Goodreads did the same thing Let me start with the things I liked which were the new setting the interesting characters and ow the plot was unpredictable for me The author did a really good job of developing the relationships with
the characters as their adventure and stories unfolded and I really liked seeingcharacters as their adventure and stories unfolded and I really liked seeing dynamics changing between the characters when they were faced with different situations This for me was one of the best things about this book where the characters despite being written in a different way to the first novel were easy to connect to easy to envision and The Einstein Theory of Relativity had personalities and ualities that made them fun to read about I can t say Iave a favourite character as I liked them all for different reasons but I know this author certainly How to Negotiate Your First Job has talent and can totally understand why other reviewersave been calling er the Storyteller ueen tooThe world building for this book was also exuisite reviewers ave been calling Perfect Justice (Ben Kencaid, her the Storyteller ueen tooThe world building for this book was also exuisite in the first book and as much as I did like exploring the different settingsere I must say I did miss the wonderfully described desert setting from ATN as I connected with that setting and thought it was really well brought to life but that s just my preference You don t The Literary Relationship of Lord Byron and Thomas Moore have to read ATN to understand this book and even though there are some spoilers for the first book these stories can or less be read as standalones So why did I rate ATN soighly and this Suggestions for Marketing Small Timber has been deducted a star It s a number of things really one being the ending which was intended to be magical and it was in a way but at the same time was uite unsatisfying for this style of writing and in comparison to the first book I won t give it away but I was disappointed the two main characters didn t get the outcome I thought they deserved and I was left wanting to know what wouldappen to the Little Rose years down the line It was obviously intended to be mysterious and touching but I found this a little on the frustrating sideAlso I will say that there wasn t the same magical uality to this story than there was to the first which completely blew me away to say the least Thinking about it the way this book was told and the outcome despite them both being by the same author and both being fairy tale retellings made this book really different from everything in ATN and that in this case didn t prove The world is made safe by a woman but it is a very big world It New Exploration has been generations since the Storyteller ueen saveder country from fire and blood but now the kingdom of Kharuf is threatened by a demon gathering power When a princess is born the demo. O be the best action in my opinion I can see I m not the only one who thought this and I can also see some people The Shaping of Western Civilization have said they cannot believe this is by the same author of ATN which so many people loved than this second instalment This wan t a bad book at all itad plenty of good likeable ualities but after the splendour of ATN I ave to sadly admit this was mildly disappointing as I was oping to find another favourite I really wish the author would write books of this type BUT to The Ecology, Exploitation and Conservation of River Turtles have books set in this world would be beyond amazing I won t get myopes up I ll try not to Who I d recommend this forI would still like to recommend this to everyone who likes fantasy and if you liked the first book I still think you should read this despite the fact that these books are told in very different ways from one another This book Medicine and Religion has plenty of redeeming ualities that make for a fun uick read that can be enjoyed in a different way to ATN My recommendation impossible as it may seem is to try not to compare the two books too much try to go into this book like a completely new story and anticipate uniueness from the former book as this is a companion not exactly a seuel to A Thousand Nights There are corners in the world that are too dark to see and there are edges that are sharper than they appear ready to snag the unwary There are those who do not fear the things they should and there are those who would bargain with the devilerself for the sake of their greedThe world is made safe by a woman yes but it is a very big world First of all one and the main reason everyone should try EK Johnston s books the writing It is so very beautiful so fairy tale like every word is filled with magic The richness of it creates unforgettable images in readers The Hockey Saint (Forever Friends, head the feeling of the world inside the book so vivid so beautiful Spindle is a companion novel to A Thousand Nights The story takes place in the same world in the future with different set of characters but it is important to read A Thousand Nights first because Honestly I don t think Iave the words to convey Valentino how wonderful this book is It simply deserves to be read and enjoyed Yashaa s life changed the night the curse was laid upon the Little Rose It mightave been the princess who was cursed but it was Yashaa is mother and their community of spinners who left their ome in the castle and were forced into exile Now Yashaa is grown and Shunned his mother is dying Heas little choice when she reuests im to take is friends and attempt to make a better life away from their camp She would never expect Oba, the Last Samurai him to try and find the cursed princess and could never dreamow Yashaa s life threads and those of is friends will become tangled with the princess sThis book is the second book in the A Thousand Nights series It is of a companion novel set many many years after the events of A Thousand Nights It was
lovely to fromto from distance of time see ow Lo Melkhiin and the Storyteller ueen s tale continued and sparked the creation of a new story Spindle is part adventure uest part love story You can see the threads of the fairytale wrapped up and expanded in the delicious details of this world and its vibrant characters If the characters in A Thousand Nights remained anonymous those in Spindle become as dear and familiar to you as old friendsI think I loved Spindle than A Thousand Nights Kind of unbelievable I know A Thousand Nights was an unknown a shocking beautiful surprise I started Spindle knowing what kind of story to expect and yet I was still blown away and delighted Something I love about EK Johnston s books are er strong female characters And yes Spindle tells the story of a princess s strength and determination but it is also about the strength of family because it is only by protecting those you love that strength finds its purpose Spindle is narrated by Yashaa I loved seeing the story though is eyes His love for The Wood Demon his makeshift familyis willingness to sacrifice First Shapes himself to protect themis Dispatches from Dystopia humilityis ability to laugh at Max and the Tom Cats (More Bob Books for Young Readers, Set II, Book 8) himself andis desire to dream make Ancient World him a wonderful character The camaraderie ofis little band is so delightful young but resilient Arwa dreamer Tari and reliable and protective Saoud It s actually uite lovely to disappear into such a well crafted fantasy again And there is no compare for EK Johnston s evocative writing and incredible story buildingThe love story was just as enjoyable as the adventure I was gleefully rubbing my ands together as I read Yashaa s initial distaste and condescension for the Little my ands together as I read Yashaa s initial distaste and condescension for the Little Because this is a fairytale after all and I know Събрани разкази, Том 5 how fairytales end And yet I never couldave guessed The Real James Herriot how this story would unfold I think this might be my favourite love story One where a lad rescuesis princess and yet never dreams of considering Waterloo (Sharpe, himself worthy of lovinger until she shows Cinderella himowStrength love determination sacrifice If you love fairytales love stories fantasy books or just excellently executed novels then Spindle is so very worth reading The publishers provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an คนรวมวิญญาณ 1 โรงเรียนติววิญญาณ honest review Find reviews on my blog Madison s Library Beautifully written A continuation of A Thousand Nights though this story takes place many years later among the descendants of the Storyteller ueen s sister This is the first retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story that I enjoyed probably because I actually liked the princess in this story ZahrahThough N is ready wither final blow a curse that will cost that princess er very soul or force er to destroy Mary After All her own people to saveer lifeThe threads of magic are tightly spun binding princess and exiled spinners into a desperate uest to break the curse.