The Night Circus

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 13, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Two starcrossed magicians engage in a deadly game of cunning in The Night Circus,the spellbinding bestseller that has captured the world's imagination. 

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 both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.

 

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I really enjoyed this story. It was atmospheric, incorporated a but of an older time period, and it added in a heap of magic. All the things I generally love and enjoy! Highly recommend for those who ... Read full review

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This is a gorgeous read, and one I think will hold up extremely well on the re-read. The visuals are stunning, the themes that weave through the stories are elegantly wrought, and the characters are ... Read full review

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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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