Reviews for The Thousandth Night
Lamon chapter 9 . 5/30/2013
Haha so a happy ending all around
Lamon chapter 8 . 5/30/2013
Um... what?
What lesson did the slave have to learn before she could do the big magic?
Lamon chapter 7 . 5/30/2013
Ooh a twist in the tale. Inari makes a comeback...
Wonder what's the kings decision was and what it changed to...
Lamon chapter 6 . 5/30/2013
Oh my. An adaptation of the holy Ramayana, one of the two epics of my country. (I'm Indian btw).
The original is even more tragic actually but I liked your version as well..
Almost done i think...
Lamon chapter 5 . 5/30/2013
Ooh a Chinese fairy tale. Always delightful..
Lamon chapter 4 . 5/30/2013
Each story seems to be pretty tragic indeed.. Are they teaching lessons or foreshadowing something though..
First time I read this tale though... Wonder what other new tales you still tell next
Lamon chapter 3 . 5/30/2013
Don't know about the selkie one but I do know that the tale of Eros and Psyche is about the only Greek myth story that actually has a real haopy ending..
Too much tragedy in most of their stories
Lamon chapter 2 . 5/30/2013
Hmm the sultan didn't like the take of the selki all that much. Let's see what other tales are told
Lamon chapter 1 . 5/30/2013
Interesting premise...
Nicely sets the start for the rest of the story. Let's see how the rest goes.
HelenaOfStorm chapter 9 . 4/3/2012
This was definitely well written and a beautiful story. My one complaint is the fact that all of the wives were just so...good. They didn't bicker with each other or compete for power. While wonderful people like that exist, I can't imagine that all five of them would be such sisters to each other. Maybe I'm just too cynical, though.
Clouds Kites chapter 9 . 6/26/2011
What an exquisite story! I must say that the one about Eros and Psyche was probably my favorite. It was an absolute feast for my eyes. I'd forgotten how much I loved these old stories, and you told them all in such good ways!

You've got a gift for story-telling. Every bit of my time was well spent on this. I give this a perfect 10 out of 10!
Violet Sarblew chapter 2 . 4/22/2011
What a lovely story. I have a storybook, which includes The Sealskin as one of its stories, but I must admit that your work is far more beautifully written than that old folk story. :))
Noir Schist chapter 9 . 12/8/2010
I haven't read such a beautifully written tale which is equally engrossing in a long, long time. What I loved best about your work was your writing - the way it pulls the reader in and flows along flawlessly in calm, measured strides, never rushing, and in the perfect narrative tone.

It's hard to come by an author who writes so well. (:

This is definitely going in to my favourites.
TheLindwyrm chapter 4 . 11/23/2010
Tuulithea is the title of the Avian queen from Amelia Atwater-Rhodes series about shapeshifters. I think it's Finnish.

I really like your retellings! Especially the Ramayana, that one was very impressive. It's a lot to summarize. You did a good job of keeping your stories interesting and original even though I'd already heard versions of a lot of them before. And the Neil Gaiman reference was wonderful- you have so many easter eggs in here!

The compromise ending was a good solution, and I liked the historical tie-in. Shaharazad just had to come at some point. :)
Sweet September Storm chapter 9 . 11/9/2009
Figuratively, I'm giving you a standing ovation right now.

That was probably the best story I've read *anywhere* in a long, long time - you have blended the stories of all these cultures so flawlessly, it is truly a pleasure to read. It was brilliant, beautiful and poignant - and showcases your talent for writing!



35 | Page 1 .. Last Next »