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Teen and Young
Author: Chelsea Mixon,Shannon Hale
ISBN: 1605146803
Subcategory: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher Full Cast Audio; Unabridged edition (April 2008)
Language English
Category: Teen and Young
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eBook Book of a 1000 Days: Library Edition download

by Chelsea Mixon,Shannon Hale


Book of a Thousand Days is loosely based around the little known Brothers Grimm fairy tale called 'Maid Maleen'

Book of a Thousand Days is loosely based around the little known Brothers Grimm fairy tale called 'Maid Maleen'. Like the original tale a young girl is locked in a tower for 7 years by her father and when released finds her kingdom gone to marauders. Each entry is marked by the number of days they have been stuck inside the tower and Hale does an excellent job of communicating both Dashti's hope that things will work out and her despair that they will never see the sky again. The book is separated into two parts. There is the first part, which speaks of their time in the Tower and the second part, which talks of the after.

Published April 1st 2008 by Full Cast Audio. Shannon Hale (Goodreads Author), Chelsea Mixon (Narrated by). Author(s): Shannon Hale (Goodreads Author), Chelsea Mixon (Narrated by). ISBN: 1605146803 (ISBN13: 9781605146805).

In Book of a Thousand Days, Shannon Hale brings to life the tale of Maid Maleen. Set in an area much like Mongolia, the Eight Realms, Hale creates up a social system very different than our own. Some realms are ruled by women, which rarely happened at the time. Hale strives to combine reality with magic, and focuses not on the princess, but on the dirty maid. Hale questions arranged marriage and encourages independence and hard work through the determined character of Dashti. Throughout the book, Hale carries a message of hope and fortitude

The Book of a Thousand Days. It seems a bit of a laugh now, all that time spent learning and now I find myself in a tower with no occasion to write my lady's love letters or keep her books

The Book of a Thousand Days. It seems a bit of a laugh now, all that time spent learning and now I find myself in a tower with no occasion to write my lady's love letters or keep her books. Instead I'll record the details of our confinement, so when the seven years are over and the lord's men pound through the walls, if all they find is a delicate lady and her humble maid shriveled like old ginger roots from lack of sun and air, they'll know somewhat of our happy time still breathing.

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Our fifth together is me hugging you; May dozens more follow before we are through. A book of thoughts kept by Dashti. a nucker and a Lady's maid.

Book of a Thousand Days is a 2007 young adult fantasy novel by Shannon Hale. It is based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Maid Maleen. Dashti, a mucker from steppes of the Eight Realms, begins a diary as she looks for a job after her mother dies of illness. Eventually, she finds and accepts a position as the new maid of Lady Saren, the youngest child of the lord of Titor's Garden

Shannon Hale is the author of a number of books for children, including her stunning debut novel Goose Girl. Her novel Princess Acadmey won the Newbery Honor. Shannon lives in America.

Shannon Hale is the author of a number of books for children, including her stunning debut novel Goose Girl. Библиографические данные. Book of a Thousand Days.

Shannon Hale, Chelsea Mixon, A Full Cast. When Lady Saren defies her father's command to marry the vicious Lord Khasar, she is sealed in a tower with only her serving maid, Dashti, for company. In their cramped, dark space Dashti pours her thoughts into a daily journal while pitiless solitude engulfs them. At first Dashti is optimistic: they have food aplenty, candles for light, and even a visit from Lady Saren's true love, Khan Tegus-though he can only call to them from outside their walls

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Reader thoughts:

OK. I absolutely loved this book (yay for full-cast-audio), and it would the BEST ever except for this one scene I didn't like (the way Dashti defeated the bad guy, but at least it worked). That's me, picky.

This book reminded me of Ella Enchanted in the sense that both authors use a lot of emotions to further the plot and side-characters that wreak havoc and the main character's love is in the dark about protagonist's biggest secret. SH, though, had a bigger overall plot involving countries, while GCL's was more compressed on a smaller scale within her own household (stepmother troubles and all that).

Oh, and I loved the worldbuilding here. What other fantasy story mentions a pet yak? The kingdom is ruled not by a king but a Kahn! Also, even the religious system is believable and well developed. The traditions, superstitions, history, and music are all well put together and just make the story even better. And the songs are simple but perfect.

Usually, I don't like journal stories, but SH pulled it off quite well. It's even better than The Goose Girl.

Writer thoughts

Why did journalling work as a medium for this story, but it doesn't work for other stories? Here are my guesses.

1, a lot of the conflicts lasted longer than one day. So, none of the danger was over when Dashti was penning the day's activities. She and Saren were still stuck in the tower, still starving. Sometimes Dashti even wrote in her journal while something was happening, and she would pause or sketch or wait in fear in the dark. This made the action feel real.

2, inner dialogue and reflections. Dashti often added her own commentary later. Things like, "I shouldn't have thought that about my lady; ancestors, forgive me!" or "Why didn't I say/do this?" or "I'll never forget the way he smells." It's delightful to read. We experience all her joy and regret with her.

3, the journal was a plot point. First, she's chronicling her days in the tower, and the journal would be there to explain why two female corpses are locked in a tower. Later, she's lying about everything, and the journal would get her killed if someone found it. So, it is important. It's like the reader gets to hold a piece of the world.
Arcanefist
Book of a Thousand Days is loosely based around the little known Brothers Grimm fairy tale called 'Maid Maleen'. Like the original tale a young girl is locked in a tower for 7 years by her father and when released finds her kingdom gone to marauders. Hale recaptures the essence of the story perfectly, while also doing what she does best; she re-conjures the tale as a story for young girls to read and find strength in.

From the handmaiden Dashti's journal we see the events unfold that not only lead her Lady Saren to the tower, but also Dashti. Determined to keep an accurate recounting of their seven long years in the Tower, Dashti reports vary from the mundane ("My Lady doesn't recall squinting." pg. 24) to the frightening. Each entry is marked by the number of days they have been stuck inside the tower and Hale does an excellent job of communicating both Dashti's hope that things will work out and her despair that they will never see the sky again.

The book is separated into two parts. There is the first part, which speaks of their time in the Tower and the second part, which talks of the after. In the first part Saren does little more than complain, moan and make Dashti's life more difficult then it already is. The moments of peace that descend are too far between and by the end of the second year even Dashti is becoming sick of Saren's whining. The second part Saren becomes slightly less of a burden. She spends much of the first half of the second part still whining and scared, but a gift from Dashti and a job she is good at lifts her spirits a lot. I liked her better for the job, though what she continually asks of Dashti is beyond the pale.

The villain, Khasar, is despicable and terrifying. He sold his soul for a dark power that gives him an advantage, but makes him as inhuman as possible. How Dashti's deals with him is fitting. Saren's beau, Khan Tegus, is both flawed and perfect at the same time. He breaks his promise to Dashti and Saren, but when the true history between him and Saren is revealed is understandable.

The novel has a distinctly asian flair to it--from the pictures that 'Dashti' draws in her journals to the belief system, but it fits quite appropriately. There is a number of ironic twists, but this is basically a story driven by characters. Like every day life not everything that happens to Dashti is 'adventurous' or 'amazing'. We are basically reading her diary and like any other diary there are mundane things that are important to her, but not necessarily life shattering.

Book of a Thousand Days is a wonderful, amusing and thoughtful book that promotes a protagonist who isn't beautiful, but relies on her wits and her inherent good nature to survive. Dashti really epitomizes the old saying 'do good unto others' because proves it daily.
Cordanius
This story is written primarily from Dashti, a mucker girl's point of view. She is the real glue of this tale since without her Saren, the Lord's daughter would just be annoying and unlikable. Indeed for nearly ninety percent of the book that is all I found Saren to be. Thankfully Dashti was there all the while with an honor so intense, a loyalty so true and some very real human worries, doubts and fears that I couldn't give up on the story. Though the tale is supposedly taken from one of The Brothers Grimm stories, despite being a well read fairy tale lover I couldn't identify it, nor does the description give a title of the story this is based on. (Bad form that, as I for one would have liked to read the original for comparison.)
The setting of the story being in Mongolia is unique. The two Kahns viewing for Saren to be their wife couldn't be more different. One is evil and nasty enough to make the reader despise him. While the other is a decent fellow that the reader will root for. In the end there is a happy ending, but I won't go into detail as it is the journey there that makes it so worth while.