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Every Rising Sun

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6th July 2023

Price: £24.99

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Selected: Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781399806008

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FOR A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS SHAHERAZADE TOLD STORIES. THIS IS HERS. A spellbinding reimagining of the Arabian Nights and the fearless woman at the heart of it all: Shaherazade.

Before she was the legendary Persian queen who spun a thousand tales, Shaherazade was a girl who saw something she shouldn’t have.

She told the king.

She thought she was doing what was right.

She couldn’t have imagined what was to come.

The Seljuk Empire is on fire and the king is on a rampage after learning of his wife’s infidelity. Unsated by her execution, he has gone on to wed and behead a new wife night after night. Fear spreads through the city and Shaherazade must do something, anything, to halt the horror she has set in motion. When the king starts searching for his next bride, Shaherazade steps forward.

As the sun sets on her wedding night, she begins to weave a tale that will go down in history.

If you had to tell one story to save your life, what would it be?

(P) 2023 Macmillan Audio


G. Willow Wilson, author of The Bird King
Richly imagined and sumptuously told . . . Ahmed deftly interweaves history and myth to create a world that is as compelling as it is magical. Every chapter leaves you eager to sit at Shaherazade's feet once more
V. V. Ganeshananthan, author of Brotherless Night
A beautifully imagined and fiercely feminist retelling of a cherished classic . . . You won't want to miss Ahmed's gorgeous writing, this rich and vibrant world, and of course, Shaherazade, a timeless heroine who speaks with an urgency it's impossible to deny. I turned the last page grateful to be reminded of how during humanity's darkest nights, stories are what keep us alive
Leila Aboulela
A sumptuous, moreish novel infused with the joys of storytelling. A bold, heady journey into the riches and passions of Crusader history, presenting a fresh and fascinating Muslim perspective
Library Journal
With imaginative creativity and embellishment of its 12th-century Persia setting, this novel is a striking testament to the power of stories
Ahmed flawlessly weaves together countless threads to create a stunning tapestry revealing the bonds that tie people together and the deceptions that tear them apart. A gorgeous novel that rejoices in the legacy of the woman who tells tales
Publishers Weekly
A vibrant spin on the Arabian classic One Thousand and One Nights . . . Ahmed brings new life to Shaherazade's thrilling tales
Claire Gilbert, author of I, Julian
I was entranced by this marvel of a book, wound about by the weave of its tales, unable to put it down, astonished at the power of a story to change everything
Nikki Marmery, author of Lilith
Fresh and fascinating . . . Every Rising Sun is a deft and elegant novel which celebrates the power of the storyteller to transform and inspire
A kaleidoscopic narrative tat extends far beyond the familiar framing tales . . . A celebration of persisting against all odds, of the remarkable endurance of female voices across histories, and of love's power to transcend injustices . . . Every Rising Sun is sure to captivate lovers of mythical retellings and historical fiction