The Book Of A Thousand Days - Shannon Hale With The Book of a Thousand Days I have consumed another well-written and well-stet fairytale retelling, although around page 65 some decision-making was due: Go on reading or succumb to your urge to grab the next book on pile. I am not sure why. I am glad I chose to read on, for I enjoyed the second half more and would have rated it 4 stars, even. Dashti is a likable heroine. The parts when she described her love for My Lord the cat or Mucker the yak were the ones I liked best.