Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Book of a Thousand Days

I have enjoyed all of Shannon Hale's books and this one is one of her best. It is a quick, light read but I enjoyed it greatly. It is written in journal format (hence the title) and is the story of a lady's maid, Dashti, who swears to serve her lady even though it means being locked up in a tower for seven years. Dahsti is a strong female character who is resourseful and loyal. It is completely through her efforts that she and her lady survive and ultimatly the entire realm.


Maren said...

I really liked this book. I think it is one of her better ones. I think Shannon hale does a really good job of YA/Children books, but I didn't care for her adult book- Austenland. Have you read it and did you like it? Let me know what you thought about it.

Sarah said...

I have read Austenland. I thought it was a ridiculous but enjoyable book; very different from Hale's other books and I agree, not as good. It was an amusing take off on the Jane Austen obsession of many women (myself included).