Thursday, February 26, 2009
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
Dashti is a maid who serves Lady Saren. On the second day of her service to Lady Saren they are both locked into a tower for seven years because the Lady refuses to marry the man her father has chosen for her. With Lady Saren in despair it becomes Dashti's job to take care of both of them and to talk through the wall to the man Saren would rather marry. As she talks with this kind man Dashti falls in love with him although he never suspects he is not talking to Saren. But Saren's beloved is not the only visitor to the tower. The man her father intended for her also visits and he proves to be cruel and possibly, something more like a wolf than a man. With food running low Dashti must find a way out of the tower and to the country of the nice king before they both die.