One Thousand and One Nights Vol. 3

1001nights_3Warning!!!! Reading this blog will lead to some spoilers!!! So beware if you wish to continue.

What’s on the back: The most beautiful Queen ever who ruled and destroyed the hero. Cleopatra, her name will be remembered eternally among those who loved her…even more among those who hated her… On the third night, Shahrazad tells the extraordinary story of the beloved yet tragic Queen, Cleopatra. Come along and listen to the fascinating tale alongside the Sultan.

Review: One thousand and nights is somewhat a guilty pleasure for me. It has everything in a story that I like such as adventure, love, and history. Each volume of 1001 nights tells us a separate story. In this volume, the story that Shahrazad tells is the story of Cleopatra.

During the beginning of the volume, the Sultan escapes Ali, who has captured him in the last volume in order to avenge Leila, who was one of the girls that the sultan has killed. This is all thanks to Shahrazad, who asked some chinese merchants to help him release the sultan.

The story of Cleopatra wasn’t as moving as the past stories, but nevertheless, it was still quite entertaining. I always enjoyed the concept of strong heroines, and cleopatra was definitely one of those. I’m not saying that she’s pure, but definitely, she’s one of those people who knows what she want. To summarize the story: Cleopatra got married to her younger brother. During the marriage, the younger brother was pressure by his eunuch to dethrone Cleopatra who he feared was getting to powerful. Cleopatra gets exile, and cunningly met up with Ceasar in order to be permitted to enter the castle again. Caesar falls in love with her beauty. Because he betrayed Cleopatra, her brother leaves the palace, and forms an army in order to defeat Cleopatra.

At the end of the volume, there is a page that tells the history of Cleopatra. I thought it was nice of the author to clue his or her readers into the life of cleopatra. It was definitely a great bonus.

Final Thought: 1001 Nights is still one of my favourite Manhwas. The art is beautifully drawn, and the story is still pretty much enticing. I will definitely be looking foward to the next volume.

Overall Grade: A

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