The Night Circus: A Novel

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Random House LLC, 2011 - Fiction - 387 pages
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The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

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Expertly-crafted, luxuriant prose. - LibraryThing
The plot was sluggish. - LibraryThing
A magical tale, a love story and so much more. - LibraryThing
Magical, beautiful imagery, interesting characters. - LibraryThing
And the ending was disappointing. - LibraryThing
Great first effort by a talented writer. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - tenaciousreader - LibraryThing

This was an enjoyable read. A little different than my typical books, but that is certainly not a bad thing. In fact, this is the only book I have read labeled 'Fantasy' that I would not hesitate to hand to anyone of my friends that do not read fantasy and say I think they would enjoy it. Read full review

Wonderful Novel!

User Review  - Sampurna Ray - Flipkart

I purchased this as a gift for my friend, after reading it myself. It is a must-read for fiction fantasy lovers, and for people who love beautiful prose. Thank you flipkart for delivering it exactly on my friend's birthday! Read full review

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About the author (2011)

ERIN MORGENSTERN is a writer and multimedia artist who describes all her work as being “fairy tales in one way or another.” She lives in Massachusetts.

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