The main character is Dashti, maid to the Lady Saren. When Saren goes against her fathers wishes and refuses to marry a man whom she fears her father locks her and Dashti into a tower for seven years. “Book of a Thousand Days,” is the journal in which Dashti writes about the loneliness she faces in the tower, and later, the danger that she must face outside it.
Shannon Hale writes a marvelous fantasy story, but I didn’t find “Book of a Thousand Days” to be as satisfying as her “Princess Academy,” or “The Goose Girl” series. However, I think that Hale did a good job recreating the story that the Brothers Grimm originally wrote.
If you are desperate to read a fantasy novel or if you just want to keep up to date with Shannon Hale’s fantasy book series, then you should read “Book of a Thousand Days.” Otherwise I wouldn't recommend that you read it.
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