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One Thousand and One Nights, Volume 01 (One Thousand and One Nights #1)

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Everyone knows about the story of Shahrazad and her wonderful tales of the Arabian nights. For one thousand and one nights, she entertained the mad Sultan with the adventures of Aladdin, Ali Baba, Sinbad, genies, and many other mystical creatures. But what if Shahrazad was actually a boy desperate to save his sister's life? What kind of strange things would he do to make s ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published December 28th 2005 by Yen Press
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Marsha
Mad Sultan Shahryar has issued a terrible decree: each night a different virgin girl must be made his bride only to be beheaded at dawn. Why does he do it? And why is his latest bride…a boy?!?

In a twist on the Arabian Nights tale of Shahrazad, the storyteller is a beautiful boy who has sacrificed himself to save his sister Dunya. Sehara is a quiet scholar, fearless, learned and humble. A study in contradictions, he uses his ability as a teller of tales to subdue the savagery of the sultan. But
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Katherine
Mar 07, 2016 Katherine rated it really liked it
A great start to a very interesting series.

Having read both a version of 1001 nights before, and this series itself, I was interested to really settle in and give this a proper read. Going the second time around without just scanning it I am pleased to find that it is just as good, if not even better than I remember.

Sehara has gone into the Sultan's harem to save his sister Dunya from the fate of being beheaded in after a night with the Sultan. Unlike the traditional Sherazade this puts Sehara
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Llc
Apr 23, 2016 Llc rated it really liked it
Shelves: default, manga, www
Más de una vez me he quedado mirando los volúmenes rojos de esta serie en la estantería de la biblioteca. Y otras tantas veces he hojeado alguna página. Ha sido hoy, que sin venir a cuento he recordado el título, que decidí buscarla y empezar a leer. No esperaba leer los dos primeros tomos del tirón, pero así fue. El ritmo de la trama parece lento, y se intercalan historias cortas con la principal. El argumento me parece curioso, y, aunque el dibujo no acaba de convencerme del todo, encuentro al ...more
Salamah
Feb 06, 2016 Salamah rated it liked it
Shelves: japanese, manga
Pretty good story about a king who sleeps with a different woman each night and then beheads the woman. This is the story of a brother named Shahrazad who takes his sister's place in order to save his sister. The king finds out he is a man and sentences him to die. In order to survive the brother tells the king stories.
Drew Sturgeon
"One Thousand and One Nights" tells of the real and the supernatural, love and marriage, power and punishment, wealth and poverty, and the endless trials and uncertainties of fate. Lebanese writer Hanan al-Shaykh has selected nineteen of these stories, retold them in modern English, and knitted them together into an utterly intoxicating collection. The stories in this collection have a little something for everyone. This is one of the most important works of Arabic literature, but the themes and ...more
Teresa
Aug 11, 2011 Teresa rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga
Firstly, the art is stunning (lots of pretty boys) i particularly loved how the artist drew their eyes, very lovely. The story is an interesting twist on the classic and the relationship between the sultan and sehara is interesting, very angst driven it'll keep any hopeless romantic drawn in (i certainly was for awhile). The sultans character was very interesting as well, not original by any means but I liked him, I always enjoy the darker bits of the human mind.

However, it didn't really keep my
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Samuel Holcombe
Feb 26, 2014 Samuel Holcombe rated it it was amazing
very odd and entertaining. if you are a tim powers fan, you will recognize his source material
Kate
Jul 30, 2012 Kate rated it it was amazing
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Aurora
Aug 16, 2013 Aurora rated it really liked it
Well, there were some historical/religious errors. For one, it is forbidden in Islamic culture/religion to marry your blood sibling. Second, brothers do NOT have the right to behead their sisters if they're not virgins. That was a pre-islamic tradition and was eradicated with the establishment of an Islamic state. Other than that, I found myself enjoying this twist on the original tales. The scene where the Sultan discovered where his queen went at nights? Priceless! But I totally understand his ...more
Nazila Khalkhali
Jun 04, 2012 Nazila Khalkhali rated it it was amazing
without any exaggeration, it is the best novel that I read. you submerge into the sea of stories. It likes a labyrinth or maze, you can not find and as a reader I don't want to find the exit. It is my favorite book. Besides, I found many other Iranian ancient literature have been written in this style, like Samak Ayyar or Kelileh et Damneh even Shahnameh and so on. As I know some European writer tried to follow this style like Marcel Proust.
Xelca
Mar 09, 2013 Xelca rated it it was amazing
This is a very beautiful story, and I'm glad to have read it. The twist of Sehara being a man was amusing, but it made the manga more interesting, and all the pieces fit rightly in. And instead of using the original stories from the Arabian Nights, the authors used stories from other cultures in a fitting and instructive manner. I learned more from reading this manga than I have had reading history books.
Mariella
Jun 01, 2011 Mariella rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, manhwa
Definitely worth checking out this series if you like angst, intrigue, and pretty boys with swords. I love manhwa for its gorgeous art and somewhat different take on things. I think I almost prefer shonen ai with a really good (read: angsty) storyline over full on yaoi. At least on certain days. :)
Athena
Sep 25, 2010 Athena rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
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Susan
Nov 09, 2010 Susan rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic_novel
This is just the barest beginnings of the overall story involving the sultan and the gender-swapped storyteller. In this volume, Sehara tells the story of Turandot.
Jennifer
Feb 19, 2011 Jennifer rated it liked it
Shelves: manwha
Nice twist on the classic. Might be able to love this one.
Francesca
Oct 11, 2013 Francesca rated it it was amazing
This manhwa is epic!
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