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By Ann Aguirre

So opens this remarkable first novel, a brand new delusion within the unique storytelling culture of stories from the Thousand and One Nights. Muir is a slave, the bottom of the low. but hers is a magic nice adequate to shake the earth, nice sufficient to topple kings from their thrones … even perhaps nice adequate to unfastened the gods from their historical prisons—if purely she will unfastened herself first

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The sun rose higher and higher in the sky, and Asha, despairing, began to weep. 27 The Tales of Beedle the Bard Then the great Worm placed its face upon hers and drank the tears from her cheeks. Its thirst assuaged, the Worm slithered aside, and vanished into a hole in the ground. Rejoicing at the Worm’s disappearance, the three witches and the knight began to climb the hill, sure that they would reach the Fountain before noon. Halfway up the steep slope, however, they came across words cut into the ground before them.

Let me cure you, mend you and comfort you! ” And with the foul pot still bounding along behind him, he ran up the street, casting spells in every direction. Inside one house the little girl’s warts vanished as she slept; the lost donkey was Summoned from a distant briar patch and set down softly in its stable; the sick baby was doused in dittany and woke, well and rosy. At every house of sickness and sorrow, the wizard did his best, and gradually the cooking pot beside him stopped groaning and retching, and became quiet, shiny and clean.

So they fell to pondering the meaning of the stone’s message, and Amata was the first 30 The Fountain of Fair Fortune to understand. Taking her wand, she drew from her mind all the memories of happy times she had spent with her vanished lover, and dropped them into the rushing waters. The stream swept them away, and stepping stones appeared, and the three witches and the knight were able to pass at last on to the summit of the hill. The Fountain shimmered before them, set amidst herbs and flowers rarer and more beautiful than any they had yet seen.

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