The One Hun­dred Nights of Hero

Isabel Green­berg
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December 19, 2016

In the Empire of Migdal Bav­el, Cher­ry is mar­ried to Jerome, a wicked man who makes a dia­bol­i­cal wager with his friend Man­fred: if Man­fred can seduce Cher­ry in one hun­dred nights, he can have his cas­tle — and Cher­ry.

But what Jerome does­n’t know is that Cher­ry is in love with her maid Hero. The two women hatch a plan: Hero, a mem­ber of the League of Secret Sto­ry Tellers, will dis­tract Man­fred by regal­ing him with a mes­mer­iz­ing tale each night for 100 nights, keep­ing him at bay. Those tales are beau­ti­ful­ly depict­ed here, touch­ing on themes of love and betray­al and loy­al­ty and madness.

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