The Book of a Thousand Days

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Bloomsbury, 2008 - Children's stories - 305 pages
26 Reviews
When a beautiful princess refuses to marry the prince her father has chosen, her father is furious. So furious he locks her in a tower. She has seven long years of solitude to think about her insolence. But the princess is not entirely alone - she can take her maid, Dashti. Petulant and spoilt, the princess eats the food in their meagre store as if she were still at court, and Dashti soon realises they must either escape or slowly starve. But during their captivity, clever and resourceful Dashti discovers that there is something far more sinister behind her princesses fears of marrying of the prince, and when, finally, they do break free from the tower, they find a land laid to waste and the kingdom destroyed. They were safe in the tower, now they are at the mercy of the evil prince. But this maid is a force to be reckoned with. Thrilling, captivating, and a masterful example of storytelling at its best. The princess's maid is a feisty and thoroughly modern heroine, in this wonderfully timeless story.

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But it does have a happy ending which I always like. - Goodreads
The writing was great, but it didn't hold me further. - Goodreads
I'm not a big fan of journal-writing style. - Goodreads
Also, I didn't care much for the plot. - Goodreads
Not the beginning, middle, or ending. - Goodreads
The ending makes the book worth it in my opinion. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Lyndsay - Goodreads

The first half of this book was somewhat difficult to get through, but it is a quick and easy read so that made it bearable. The ending makes the book worth it in my opinion. Jenna loved this book (she's the reason I read it along with Shannon Hale's other books). Read full review

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User Review  - Inspired Kathy - Goodreads

This is my book group pick for this month. It's been 3 years since I read it and I don't remember it so I'm rereading.... Bumping it up to a 5 star book. Loved it second time around. This is the first ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

The Goose Girlwas Shannon Hale's stunning debut novel and she has since assured her place as an exciting voice in children's fiction. Shannon lives in America.

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