Every night the king takes a new bride, and every morning she dies. One girl sacrifices herself for the chance to end the slaughter, weaving stories to intrigue the king and prolong her own survival-knowing each night very well could be her last. Shahrazad is the heroine of the classic "Thousand and One Nights" legend that has captivated readers for centuries. Her tales that entertained the fearsome king-Aladdin, Ali Babba and the Forty Thieves, Sinbad the Sailor-are well-known, but she remains shrouded in mystery. This is her story.