“A magical new tale of love and survival in this captivating retelling of Arabian Nights.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
If you, like myself, are thinking about picking this up because you always liked Aladdin’s Lamp, think again. This is not that book.
In my mind, A Thousand Nights is an engrossing, fantasy, new version of those nights with a strong female lead character. Yes, there are “brides” being killed each morning but the reason why is much different as is how the heroine handles the situation.
There are demons and magic and small gods and family and love in the desert. Interestingly, none of the characters are given names. The person I would most associate with a Shah position is Lo-Melkhiin, which (from reading the afterward) I deduce is more of a position than a name. That strategy really enables the reader to put themselves in the story.