The starless sea

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ISBN:9781910701461

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Are you lost or are you exploring? 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 bibliophile 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.

Format
Paperback
Categories
November Book NewsFiction
Published
05/11/2019
ISBN
9781910701461
Publisher
HARVILL SECKER
Weight
614kg

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"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" Guardian - Natasha Pulley "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" Independent - Martin Chilton "A mystical adventure in an enchanted universe" Time "A magical mix of quests and fables, it's set in a secret world full of bees, keys, swords and secrets. beautifully written" Heat - Deborah Hughes "A lovely, lush voyage through vividly detailed worlds. an amazing literary adventure" Psychologies, *Book of the Month*

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