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A Night of a Thousand Dreams  
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Description
From Yen Press:

Everyone knows about the story of Scheherazade and her wonderful tales of the Arabian nights. For one thousand and one nights, she entertained the mad Sultan with the adventures of Aladdin, Ali Baba, Sinbad, genies, and many other mystical creatures. But what if Scheherazade was actually a boy desperate to save his sisterís life? What kind of strange things would he do to make sure that he survives to tell the tale? This new twist on one of the greatest classical folk tales just might keep you awake for another One Thousand and One Nights.

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
千一夜話
천일야화
1001 Nights
Cheon-il-Yahwa
One Thousand and One Nights

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.Part 4 by Devious Breezes (2137d ago)
v.3 c.Part 3 by Devious Breezes (2138d ago)
v.3 c.Part 2 by Devious Breezes (2139d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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Forum
1 topics, 12 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (402 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.64 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 12th 2014, 7:12am PST

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Year
2004

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Wink (Seoul Cultural)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Yen Press (11 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #535 increased(+62)
Monthly Pos #631 increased(+46)
3 Month Pos #664 increased(+55)
6 Month Pos #720 decreased(-12)

List Stats
On 587 reading lists
On 658 wish lists
On 667 completed lists
On 46 unfinished lists
On 313 custom lists

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Astounding, Amazing, Fantastic   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by Suxinn
July 10th, 2012, 4:27am
Before I say anything more, I just want to state that this manhwa is absolutely amazing. It's hands down one of the best I've ever read, regardless of genre and what have you. This is also one of the few BL mangas that I would recommend to those who are not fans of the genre. It's a fantastic work, and it is definitely a shame if you chose not to read this manga because of the characters' romantic interests.

The characters are definitely the driving points of any manhwa/manga, and this one is certainly no exception. The two main leads are very well fleshed-out, and their development is also very nicely done. The side characters too are also very real and wonderful to watch, with their own development to follow.

And, don't be fooled by the summary, this manhwa doesn't consist of Sehara telling Shahryar story after story in his bedchamber (though there is a story in each volume). The characters actually go out and do things that lend to their personality and ideals.

My personal favorite character development was definitely with the Sultan, Shahryar. The backstory the author gave him was, quite simply, the best I've ever seen in terms of a tragic character.

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His issues with women stemming from the death of his mother, and the dissonance between his love for Fatima and his father's words (that all unfaithful women deserve to die)... It was all so heart-rending, painful, and oh so real. I also loved that Shahryar accepts the fact that his past is no excuse for what he has done, that he really has to help heal what he has broken with his own hands.

Personally, my favorite part of this healing process was when Shahryar got tricked by his brother and allowed his city to fall to the invaders. It showed that, although Shahryar had gotten better because of Sehara's help, he still had not fully let go of his past. Again, I would like the point to the realism of his struggle, as the healing process isn't something that happens immediately but gradually and painfully. (Though, truthfully, I also hated this moment too because I spent the next three volumes yelling at the screen and waiting for Shahryar and Sehara TO GET BACK TOGETHER. /rage)


This manhwa also contains the best use of anachronisms I have seen in a manhwa to date. The majority of these anachronisms take place in the stories that Sehara tells. And, speaking of these stories, there are some truly heart-breaking and beautiful ones. There were two that I absolutely loved, and one even reduced me to tears. (Anyone who has read this manhwa will know which one I'm talking about.)

Definitely something one should not judge by first impressions (whether by the cover or by the first few volumes). It gets better, without a doubt.
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Brilliant work. a classic!   
Rating: N/A
by shinneh
June 7th, 2012, 2:33am
I often see this one on download sites but i often ignored it for a lot of reasons. First, reading a lot of manga then switching to manhwa is kind of hard. bearable but a pain in the arse bigrazz Second it is so darn long [and maybe i prioritized Ze that time, dunno bigrazz ] and third, i thought it would just be a waste of time. Boy, was i wrong. I downloaded this one and i was really amazed by it! I've only read the first two volumes but i can see that the mangaka should be given an award or something! To instill a BL in a story that has been loved by many is genius. ~well maybe because i have a memory of watching the film with the same title so i fell somehow nostalgic so i am BIASED but hey, you wouldn't see stories like this nowadays because most of the mangaka seems to circle on cliche stories.

anyway this is good read! long but it is good.

... Last updated on June 7th, 2012, 2:36am
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I have no words.   
Rating: N/A
by Pebble_
May 31st, 2012, 6:43pm
Mind-blowing.

The first few chapters are a bit lacking but it gets steadily better, fast.
Each sub-story has something to give, something to teach. So much profundity, so much insight, some much soul-stirring emotion...
Especially, the story that took place
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during the war in Iraq or Afgahnistan or the likes, in present day
really made me cry.
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just as captivated as i was in the beginning~   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by otakuness
March 23rd, 2012, 9:00am
i love it!! even though i naturally dont read yaoi stuff.. i like this one.. coz aside from their story he also tells other stories like stories within a story!!! there are also a lot of bishies... haizz cant help but sigh...

but there's only one problem.. the chapters seem to skip... like on the first night he didn't finish the story.. i know that based on the book she doesn't really finish her stories but is that really it?? to someone who owns the manwha pls reply!!!

this is such a beautiful manga... i hope that the scanlators can find it in their hearts to work on this beautiful manga!!! ^ _ ^

>edit<
i just finished reading this!~! i kindda have low hopes from all the bad reviews here saying that it had wasted potential and it just didnt made sense that its had stories that shows the present time and so on and so forth.. but you know what? I DONT CARE! it was awesome and pretty and sweet and it reminded me of salvation which was clearly what the authors wanted and it tells the story of stories and it was like all the things that i am passionate about put into one exotic, sexy, bite sized temptation.. addicting. it had 2 hot guys, pretty girls, history, sadness, happiness- just you know-feeelings!, action, drama, world literature and culture.. so awesome!~! and the end it was just. omigawd it left me with the same scream my happiness reaction when i first read it. never gets old.
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For a work that's 11 volumes long, rating is quite high.   
Rating: 8.4 / 10.0
by arethusa
February 28th, 2012, 9:29pm
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It threw me out of the loop when the anachronisms came in. I ended criticizing the absurdity of the actions of the soldiers with the war on, not sure if it was, Iraq (if that's what the author meant with Ms. Desert Fox--can you imagine having that sort of hair in the desert?). And then the supernatural element came in--threw me out of loop, too.

And oh dear god, the sultan's story in the last volume was very, very painful to read (and no I do not mean angst or tragedy) and though I'd read it laughing at some points, it clearly broke the pacing of the story overall.


That aside, the stories do jerk with your emotions, they were heartfelt, and there are some very good sentiments that the author successfully pushed on the readers (hopefully). I do wish the central story had a longer airtime, since it really was that interesting, even if it was just the last volume. It's a definite must-read for readers who like reinterpretations of history, folklore and fairy tales, or those who like good short stories in general.
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Imperfections that only god can fix... it's personal.   
Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by Ibleda
January 31st, 2012, 3:08pm
Honestly, I don't like the idea of singing praises for korea and manhwas. The idea itself disgusts me, so I'll keep this as neutral as possible. This manga I found before I realized my dislike for korea, and well... picking it up again... I totally forgot about it being a manhwa >.<.

Well, putting aside I'm having trouble ignoring whatever korean with the sfx, and aside with the fact that it reads left to right, it doesn't have the usual stink of korean manhwas. I mean that by, interesting settings, horrible execution. I don't think I have finished one with the same feelings when I started reading, that is, on the rare occasion I do finish it.
Art's nice too, no weird anatomies with alot of korean ones. I think I could probably be honest and love the "manga" if it weren't a manhwa.

Basically... summing it up and avoiding all praises, korean manhwas are tiring to read after a while. This is quite the opposite. It's usually either, art gets tiring or story gets boring. Now... if only some god can go *zap* and *boom* to make that korean author turn into some chinese or japanese.

EDIT: Found the rest of the chapters... the last few was quite a disappointment, however it is acceptable ending. Just... a bit weak and not my taste.

... Last updated on January 31st, 2012, 3:38pm
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Inspiring   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Anael777
January 18th, 2012, 1:38am
One of the best works I have read, incorporating old with the new, mixing it all together with a dash or romance madness and tragedy! Religion, conflict, forbidden love it is all here!! I read all 11 volumes in 2 days and immediately went online to buy the whole set! No other yaoi story influenced me to the point I could not fall asleep after finishing.
Each story inspires a thought that you might not wanted to think about, makes you realize some truths you might not wanted to realize but all the same it teaches you how to be a greater man. Truly inspirational.
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hard to read   
Rating: N/A
by whitespade
August 13th, 2011, 5:27am
this is like reading basara. how the hell im gonna invest any emotion on the male romantic lead when hes a friggin monster? i will try again when this kind of thing dont effect me, but seriously, just because you are a hotshot doesnt mean you can behead anyone you want.
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Better and deeper   
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by evil katz
August 10th, 2011, 9:07pm
I don't like manhwa, i dont like korea, so Ive skipped this manhwa several times.
But when I've read it, I can't stop. I've finished 8 vol yesterday, i read it slowly from 8am to 10 pm. It's so amazing smile Last night I even can't go to sleep deeply
Alots of manhwa has a good start, but it's get worst. 1001 nights isn't, it's has a good start, and it get better and better each chapter
well, the 1st time I saw Sehara, I thougt 'oh~another girly character, i'll get bored by this kind of character'. But then, I can't feel that girly anymore, I just admire this character so much smile

(I hate their name so much, It not easy to pronoun and remember =.=)

... Last updated on August 10th, 2011, 9:08pm
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It-is-fantastic!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Fuuma_lady
May 29th, 2011, 8:09am
Well, never before has I read such a good manwha. Manwha used to be long, but this manwha is so good that 11 volumes seems like a flash. Frames filled with beautiful art; clean yet still carries the Arabian exotic scent. A very well written plot with interesting stories and cultural depictions nicely woven with the main story.

If you ever set foot in manwha, this is a must-read!
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