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A Night of a Thousand Dreams  
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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.


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Associated Names
1001 Nights
One Thousand and One Nights

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.Part 4 by Devious Breezes over 9 years ago
v.3 c.Part 3 by Devious Breezes over 9 years ago
v.3 c.Part 2 by Devious Breezes over 9 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (460 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.46 / 10.0
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Wink (Seoul Cultural)

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English Publisher
Yen Press (11 Volumes - Complete)

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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.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
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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by Ginny
May 23rd, 2013, 11:13pm
I feel in love with the characters, plot, and the stories within. Heed Suxinn's words this is much more than your average BL(not that BL is ever average). My point is to not miss out, because it's BL. Or due to any bias holding back from reading. The book is marvelous and a great read.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Dezi
March 4th, 2014, 10:46am
First off: The art of this Manhwa was very good, I always have to appreciate that. The overall storyline also entwined nicely with the stories told by the slightly altered Sheherazade. I was actually quite sceptical at first, since 1001 nights is one of thouse stories, that I have just had enough of. It was wrapped up really nicely in this case though, so i can definitely recommend it.
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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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My points   
Rating: 9.1 / 10.0
by Cheerthedead
June 22nd, 2013, 7:30am
If you did not know the original story then i could tell you a little. I will not put this into a spoiler as it's a part of my review.

The story begins with a persian king whose brother's wife is being unfaithful with his brother. He is even more shocked when he knows his bride is just the same and has her executed. He then assumes that all women are the same. From that point, every night he sleep with a virgin just to kill her in the next morning. He rather executes them before they try to cheat him. Scheherazade, daughter of a minister who provides virgin to the king, offers herself to the sultan. In that night she tells the sultan a story and does not finish it. Being curious, the king delays her execution to hear the end of the story. The next night, she finishes her previous story and tells a bit of a new story. Wanting to know the whole story, the sultan postpones her execution one more night. It keeps going like that to 1001 nights.

That's the original one. Now let me ask do you feel curious and want to finish this manhwa? The origin not only influence the sultan but also the readers now did you feel that strong excitement from this manhwa? If you do then that's my point and if you don't then that will be your problem.
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by vanillamochi
January 11th, 2010, 11:04pm
I don't like angst or tragic love stories, but even with these stories that Sehara tells, each has a moral. This book is wonderfull, beautiful, enchanting... I finished 25 chapters up to around book ten in two days. I really couldn't put this series down, and I ended up readind till sunrise despite having many finals the next day... Sehara is one of the most favorite of all my favorite characters- strong yet kind with an air not of arrogance but confidence, yet humble. Intelligent and wise, I have yet to see such a brilliantly created character..
smile Oh and to Jane Doe, he was um.. fingered..? >.< it seems that it was a while after being whipped, because most of his wounds had already healed. he prob fainted and then woke up.
Some may say it is very sad.. but read on and you will not be failed. Anyway.. must every story end romantically? Its a sort of nice pace from all the happy mangas I always read. A night of a thousand dreams is just really deep. I've read the novel of the girl as the main character, it was good as well.. but I don't know why but Sehara being a guy that can actually be respected makes it so much better than the original.. although I did love the novel's stories she told better lol smile

... Last updated on March 26th, 2010, 7:01pm
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First for everything   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by tipz
October 2nd, 2014, 6:25pm
[spoiler]This is my first and only boys love manga that have read; so I'm not 100% sure how to grasp my head around it. Artistry very beautiful. Although I can understand the feelings towards the characters.. Not being a man it's hard to understand the pleasure they feel in the smut scenes. I love the lengthy tales.. It's what keeps the story fresh and exciting. I wish the smith scenes were better detailed.
[a king goes mad from heartbreak and starts killing woman after sleeping with them.. One ends up being a man. He saves his own life by the stories he told and also gained the heart of the king. They go to war against the Christians.. They are separated by the sultans brothers betrayal. It was fixed in the end.. The sultan loses his title by a false word of his death. He then goes on an adventure to find the man he loves.. [/spoiler]
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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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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Clara
May 19th, 2009, 6:36am
So far so good (read: amazing) for me, though I haven't finished the series and there were some parts that kind of threw me. I'm especially fond of the arc with Socrates and Acibiades. The art is fabulous and the characters are charming, within the tales and outside of them. Read if you want to see settings not typical to yaoi manga.

... Last updated on May 19th, 2009, 6:38am
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read it!   
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by akaishojo
August 23rd, 2007, 3:21pm
Its such a gooooooooood story, beautiful artwork too, even though I am not into yaoi it was very addictive
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