On this day and in this hour,
I place a book with all its power,
between myself and the powers of darkness.
Here is a book with power:
A THOUSAND NIGHTS by E. K. Johnston — A young woman is motivated by love of her sister to survive in the face of a beast that thrives on fear. She is strong, and magical, and has the strength and will to fight tyranny. The prose is so beautiful that you want to read it aloud. The book is so wonderful that you can’t put it down– but you’ll wish you could, just to make it last a little bit longer. Also, it’s a completely reimagined version of the tale of Scheherezade, so it is set in an Arab fantasy setting. It acknowledges the presence of scientists in the ancient Arab world, and touches upon some of their works. And, the cover is pretty.