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  • Hardcover
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  • Kingdom of Sleep
  • E.K. Johnston
  • English
  • 13 October 2018
  • 9781484722282

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Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ E.K. Johnston E.K. Johnston ✓ 0 characters Read & Download Kingdom of Sleep 100 N is ready with her final blow a curse that will cost that princess her very soul or force her to destroy her own people to save her lifeThe threads of magic are tightly spun binding princess and exiled spinners into a desperate uest to break the curse. I m putting this aside for now Maybe I ll read the rest at a later date but I doubt it It just hasn t held my interest

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Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ E.K. Johnston E.K. Johnston ✓ 0 characters Read & Download Kingdom of Sleep 100 The world is made safe by a woman but it is a very big world It has been generations since the Storyteller ueen saved her 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. The spinners were cursed the land of Kharuf was cursed and Little Rose could break it in a heartbeat if only if only they would let her have a spindle I only gave out a handful of 5 stars last year and one of them went to this book s predecessor A Thousand Nights It was lush and creative and feminist and I loved everything about it Spindle is well meh The writing seems less somehow the characters not as interesting It s ironic when you remember the protagonist in A Thousand Nights didn t even have a name The seuel or spin off since it occurs hundreds of years after the events of the previous book is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty with a few nods to Rapunzel If the Little Rose spins or otherwise makes things she ll open her mind to possession and the demon will use her to destroy her kingdom Piskeys created by the Storyteller ueen our A Thousand Nights heroine counteract it with the spell we all know a deep sleep to stall the demon Little Rose is then locked in a tower until our protagonist Yashaa the son of a spinner rescues herThe retelling aspect itself is creative Johnston is a terrific world builder and does a great job of eliminating the original tale s sexism Little Rose loves her kingdom and her people and is willing to do anything to set it right In the stories the bold rescuer is always gallant she said He swoops in and sets it all to rightI am not your rescuer princess I said the word without meaning to but she didn t flare up at me again If anything you are going to rescue usI know that Yashaa she said It s only that for so long all I had were my dreams But it drags in places since most of the narrative takes place on the road I ve never been fond of travel storylines which I partially why I put down The Lord of the Rings five years ago and never picked it back up Some decisions the characters made felt abrupt like the author didn t uite know how to direct them towards a certain plot point They were supposed to journey to the Maker King s country and then suddenly decide to hunt down Little Rose to ask her about the curse After Little Rose joins them they decide to find the piskeys and ask them how to break the curse If it s that easy why has no one attempted it before Their mental map is all over the placeAnd the finger prick moment doesn t happen until the very end It s a shame because the thorny forest Beauty s enchanted sleep and the search for a cure are all important and familiar elements from the original fairy tale Instead they re summarized in one short chapter the last one in Rose s POV It s the ending that really makes up for everything It s beautiful and poignant and admittedly sudden but cleverly so There s no epilogue We re left to decide on our own what will become of Little Rose and Yashaa s relationship whether they ll stay together or become friends There is a certain value in uncertainty and Johnston weaves it like a master

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Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ E.K. Johnston E.K. Johnston ✓ 0 characters Read & Download Kingdom of Sleep 100 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 hear. 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 her fifth birthday Whenever she spins or creates something a tapestry a meal or even a hair braid she will slowly open her mind to be possessed by the demon who will then use the princess to destroy her kingdom No matter the counterspell the princess will fall into a deep sleep to stall the demon s possession her parents lock Zahrah up in a tower to protect her There she remains until the day four young spinners break her out in the hope to break her 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 re 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 has 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 showing 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 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 told him Only we might miss him in the capital Or on the road Or maybe my mother lied and he has other business altogether Then I will go with you he 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 happens 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 forest no 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 hidden message In the first book the actions of the nameless heroine showed how it are the ordinary women that hold the real power not the high 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 how things will be between the Little Rose and her 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 heroes that definitely will keep you spellbound What a wonderful bookRead here my review of the first book in A Thousand Nights duology 1 A Thousand Nights


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