The Starless Sea: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)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.
The exclusive edition will have a specially designed jacket. One of three assorted designs hidden under the dust jacket will be sent out at random
The magical new novel from the bestselling author of The Night Circus.
Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a strange book hidden in the library stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues - a bee, a key and a sword - that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to a subterranean library, hidden far below the surface of the earth.
What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians - it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly-soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose - in both the mysterious book and in his own life.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 512
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm
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