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Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher
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Feb 05, 12

Here is yet another book I judged before I even read it. I almost grudgingly put it on hold, and felt the same when I picked it up. From the first page I was very interested. Susan Fletcher is a beautiful storyteller, one would have to be to write a book about storytellers. I truely enjoyed this book.
Set in the middle east, a community lived under the rule of a Sultan. This sultan was betrayed by his wife, and in his anger he swore that he would never let anyone hurt him again. So he took a new girl to wife every night and killed her in the morning. That is until he met Shahrazad. She started telling him a story one night, and was not finished by morning, so the king let her live to hear the end of it. Because of this new wife, the women of the kingdom are safe... until he runs out of stories. By chance this new wife meets Marjan, a crippled storyteller who brings new tales to hte Harem.
Our story is about Marjan and her plight to bring the whole story to Shahrazad. From being brought into the haram, and being smuggled out, and back in again, she is able to learn bits and pieces to this one important tale. Very interesting story, and very well written. I enjoyed it very much.

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