The Book of a Thousand Days

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Bloomsbury, 2008 - Children's stories - 305 pages
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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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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  - Elaine - Goodreads

The main character is Dashti, a mucker from the steppes who becomes the maid of Lady Saren. Saren has refused to marry a particular lord and so the two of them are to be locked into a tower for 7 ... Read full review

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Shannon Hale was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 26, 1974. She received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Utah and a master's degree in creative writing from the University of Montana. Her first book, The Goose Girl, was published in 2003. She writes for both adults and young adults. Her adult books include Austenland, Midnight in Austenland, and The Actor and the Housewife. Her young adult books include Book of a Thousand Days, Princess Academy, Palace of Stone, and the Ever after High series. She co-wrote the graphic novels Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack with husband Dean Hale.

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