The Starless Sea

The spellbinding Sunday Times bestseller

Erin Morgenstern author


Publisher:Vintage Publishing

Published:6th Aug '20


Available for immediate dispatch.

The Starless Sea cover

The magical new bestseller from the author of The Night Circus


Discover the enchanting, magical bestseller from the author of The Night Circus, now in a stunning new edition.

We are all stardust and stories...

When Zachary Rawlins stumbles across a mysterious book containing details from his own life among its pages, it leads him on a quest unlike any other.

Following the clues inside, he is guided to a masquerade ball, a dangerous secret club, and finally to an ancient library hidden far beneath 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 across time, and of stories whispered by the dead.

But when the library is threatened, Zachary must race through its twisting tunnels and sweetly soaked shores, searching for the end of his story.

'Enchanting read... an ode to stories and storytelling itself, and the joy of reading' Guardian
'Spellbinding' Daily Mirror
'A magical mix of quests and fables...beautifully written' Heat

The Starless Sea rejects older stories: it makes its own... Rather than a traditional fantasy novel, this is an artificial myth in its own right... the novel's scope and ambition are undeniable -- Natasha Pulley * Guardian *
A unique, mind-boggling fantasy -- Kate Saunders * The Times *
A magical mix of quests and fables, it's set in a secret world full of bees, keys, swords and secrets... beautifully written -- Deborah Hughes * Heat *
Enchanting...Myths and fairytales entwine with Zachary's quest to discover his life's purpose. Spellbinding. * Daily Mirror *
[Mogenstern's] second novel is just as enchanting, a lovely, lush voyage through vividly detailed worlds where lost libraries, elegant ballrooms, subterranean seas and covert cities are all beautifully described... The writing is whimsically gorgeous. On every page there’s an image to Erin Morgenstern celebrates the wonders of imagination and the lure of stories in this spellbinding book. ***** -- Charlotte Heathcote * Sunday Express *

ISBN: 9781784702861

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 31mm

Weight: 404g

512 pages