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Hezār Afsān
Phantom Books
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Original Name

ハザール・アフサーナ

Romanized Name

Hazāru Afusāna

Author

Unknown

Debut

Chapter 1 (light novel 1)

Powers

It puts the listeners to sleep.

User

Hugh Anthony Disward

Status

In Dalian’s possession

Hezār Afsān is a Phantom Book read by Hugh to put Mr. Atkinson’s hostile servants and guests to sleep. It’s present in the Gastronomy Worship story.

It’s a massive book with a faded brown cover. The manuscript was written on parchment.[1]

Background[]

Hezār Afsān is a collection of tales compiled in ancient Persia, a prototype of One Thousand and One Nights. It’s said that Shahryār, the tyrannical king of Islam, slept for a thousand and one days after reading it. The Phantom Book was believed to have been burned when the Mongolian army captured Baghdad. It's contained inside the Dantalian's Bookshelf.[1]

Powers[]

It makes those listening its stories fall asleep for a while. For instance, Hugh read it while being dangerously surrounded by many. The attackers were ready to eat Hugh alive, influenced by Leslie’s spice, which presented an appetite stimulating effect. The power from the Hezār Afsān was enough to cancel this effect and put Hugh out of danger.[1]

Plot[]

Leslie pours a fine powder over Hugh’s body. She then locks Hugh and Dalian inside an underground room. Hugh uses his revolver to open the door. Outside, Hugh and Dalian are surrounded by Mr. Atkinson’s servants and guests. They seem to be influenced by Leslie’s spice. Hypnotized, they were looking to consume Hugh’s body. He asks Dalian if he can borrow a book. The Labyrinth Library is opened as the aggressive people rush to attack Hugh and Dalian.

Hugh and Dalian safely enter Mr. Atkinson’s study. The Biblioprincess has a massive book in her arms. Leslie is surprised, asking herself how they had save themselves. Hugh tells her about the Hezār Afsān, glancing at the book held by Dalian. The Phantom Book was probably sealed inside the Labyrinth Library.[1]

Trivia[]

  • The Hezār Afsān is the first Phantom Book mentioned to be removed from the Labyrinth Library and used by Hugh.[1]
  • The Book of the Sage and the Book of a Thousand Sorrows are also among the Phantom Books that refer to the One Thousand and One Nights.[2][3]
  • One Thousand and One Nights, often known in English as the Arabian Nights, is a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age.[5]
    • The Persian book Hezār Afsān, meaning "The Thousand Stories", is referred as a prototype of the One Thousand and One Nights. No physical evidence of the Hezār Afsān has survived.[5]
    • In Hezār Afsān, a bloodthirsty king kills off a succession of wives after their wedding night. Eventually one has the intelligence to save herself by telling him a story every evening, leaving each tale unfinished until the next night so that the king will delay her execution. In One Thousand and One Nights, this goes on for one thousand and one nights, hence the name.[5]
    • Shahryār is a fictional Persian king in One Thousand and One Nights.[6]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Mystic Archives of Dantalian light novel, Chapter 1, volume 1.
  2. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian light novelChapter 3, volume 3.
  3. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian light novelChapter 1, volume 6.
  4. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian light novelFragment 1, volume 3.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 One Thousand and One Nights. (2020, March 30). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:33, April 3, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=One_Thousand_and_One_Nights&oldid=948108746
  6. List of One Thousand and One Nights characters. (2020, March 22). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 20:00, April 3, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_One_Thousand_and_One_Nights_characters&oldid=946875079
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