Arcs O'Neill, Anthony Scheherazade

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Scheherazade

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It is nearly twenty years since Scheherazade spun her tales for a thousand and one nights; the tales that saved her life and immortalised the city that she had never seen - until now. Scheherazade and her husband, King Shahriyar, arrive in Baghdad to a rapturous welcome from the Caliph and his people, but within hours the Queen is kidnapped from her bathhouse, and disappears. An ancient prophecy leads the Caliph to despatch a motley crew of sailors on a rescue mission. As the seven unlikely saviours venture deeper into the unforgiving desert, losing camels, supplies, and all sense of direction, Scheherazade must face her abductors alone. And once again she begins to spin a tale to save her life...

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'Like his heroine, [O'Neill] knows how to tell a story' The Times ( The Times)

'This is a remarkable and mysterious first novel, elegantly written and vividly characterised. Riffing on the Arabian Nights has been done before, but never with as much aplomb as here. As well as being a considerable piece of storytelling, this is a striking testament to the power of the imagination' Publishing News ( Publishing News)

'This is a remarkable and mysterious first novel, elegantly written and vividly characterised. Riffing on the Arabian Nights has been done before, but never with as much aplomb as here. As well as being a considerable piece of storytelling, this is a striking testament to the power of the imagination' Publishing News ( Publishing News)

O'Neill mixes fact, fiction and fable into an exuberant, witty tale about magic, vengeance and the nature of storytelling ( Sydney Morning Herald)

'In prose that is sometimes confrontingly earthy, sometimes delicate and lyrical, O'Neill draws us into his narrative as surely as Scheherazade drew Shahriyar into hers' Australian Bookseller & Publisher

'The exuberance and ribaldry of the original tales is matched by the liveliness and occasional pungency of O'Neill's prose. [His] lovingly crafted debut novel stands head and shoulders above the current run of ancient historical novels' The Age

`O'Neill writes with authority, blending fact, fiction and fable in this brilliant debut... I enjoyed this book immensely. It is so alive you can almost smell the air' Independent on Sunday ( Independent on Sunday)

The exuberance and ribaldry of the original tales is matched by the liveliness and occasional pungency of O'Neill's prose. (His) lovingly crafted debut novel stands head and shoulders above the current run of ancient historical novels ( The Age)

'Mastery of storytelling is its hallmark. He relates a thrilling, complicated quest. O'Neill is boldly and rightly convinced of his power to engross us, and cheeky enough to add to Scheherazade's tally of 1001 tales' Herald-Sun

'O'Neill mixes fact, fiction and fable into an exuberant, witty tale about magic, vengeance and the nature of storytelling' Sydney Morning Herald

'A rich, evocative novel that blends fact and fantasy and sends the imagination swimming' MX (Melbourne commuter newspaper).

'A bewitching tale, rich in magic, mystery and adventure... Truly an eastern, if not Turkish, delight' Northern Echo ( Northern Echo)

'A wonderful evocation of one of the world's eternal cities ... luring the reader into the laneways, bathhouses and taverns of the city, and then into the twisted minds of the men who run the place' The Bulletin

`O'Neill writes with authority, blending fact, fiction and fable in this brilliant debut... I enjoyed this book immensely. It is so alive you can almost smell the air' Independent on Sunday ( The Independent on Sunday)

'Written as a sequel to the Arabian Nights, O'Neill's debut novel is of epic proportions. 20 years after Scheherazade's stories saved her life, the seductive Queen of Storytellers is kidnapped from a fictionalised Baghdad and forced to spin her magical tales again. Following the words of an ancient prophesy, an unlikely crew accepts their fate and set out to rescue the Queen. O'Neill expertly weaves together his characters' stories, providing colourful descriptions of a time and place immortalized through stories and legends, and questions the very essence of storytelling along the way' Buzz ( Buzz)

'The many twists and turns propel the story in a manner worthy of the novel's eponymous heroine; there are enough cliff-hangers here to satisfy the most jaded of readers... Transposing the fictional queen to an actual time and place populated with documented characters, O'Neill absorbs his research into a novel of over 500 pages that never flaunts its learning nor...loses its delicate balance between the fantastical and the true. The occasional asides that consider fictionality are never heavy-handed, while scenes set in the teeming streets of Baghdad or during the sailors' punishing trek through the desert are especially vivid... This is a rousing read' Good Book Guide ( Good Book Guide)

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A stunning debut of extraordinary depth, SCHEHERAZADE seamlessly weaves fact, fiction and fable into a novel rich with all the heady power of the Arabian Nights

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