The Starless Sea (Paperback)Erin Morgenstern (author)
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A fantastical, multi-linear, high-flying leap of a novel, Erin Morgenstern’s debut, The Night Circus, held a legion of readers in thrall. Seven years in the making, her return is a book-lovers delight, a story of subterranean libraries, hidden clues and wildly inventive magic it is also a story of the multiplicity of stories themselves and why they matter in navigating and understanding the choices we face.
You are invited to join Zachary on the starless sea: the home of storytellers, story-lovers and those who will protect our stories at all costs.
Discover the enchanting, magical new bestseller from the author of The Night Circus
When Zachary Rawlins stumbles across a strange book hidden in his university library it leads him on a quest unlike any other. Its pages entrance him with their tales of lovelorn prisoners, lost cities and nameless acolytes, but they also contain something impossible: a recollection from his own childhood.
Determined to solve the puzzle of the book, Zachary follows the clues he finds on the cover - a bee, a key and a sword. They guide him to a masquerade ball, to a dangerous secret club, and finally through a magical doorway created by the fierce and mysterious Mirabel. This door leads to a subterranean labyrinth filled with stories, hidden far beneath the surface of the earth.
When the labyrinth is threatened, Zachary must race with Mirabel, and Dorian, a handsome barefoot man with shifting alliances, through its twisting tunnels and crowded ballrooms, searching for the end of his story.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 351 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm
'The Starless Sea rejects older stories: it makes its own. Its magic is based in the New York Public Library, in glittering hotels, and the beautiful blatant kitsch of a professional fortune teller's house. Rather than a traditional fantasy novel, this is an artificial myth in its own right, soldered together from the girders of skyscrapers... the novel's scope and ambition are undeniable' - Natasha Pulley, Guardian
'Erin Morgenstern's fiction radiates with the excitement of someone discovering a magical world within the pages of a book. The Starless Sea...[is an] enchanting read... an ode to stories and storytelling itself, and the joy of reading' - Martin Chilton, Independent
'A unique, mind-boggling fantasy' - Kate Saunders, The Times
'Enchanting... [The Starless Sea] vividly detailed worlds of lost libraries, elegant ballrooms and subterranean seas. Myths and fairytales entwine... The writing is whimsically gorgeous. On every page there's an image to savour... [a] spellbinding book' - Eithne Farry, Sunday Express
'Enchanting...Myths and fairytales entwine with Zachary's quest to discover his life's purpose. Spellbinding.' - Daily Mirror
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