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The Starless Sea - Erin Morgenstern
The Starless Sea
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea. Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book... show more
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the 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 an ancient 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 of 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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385541213 (038554121X)
ASIN: 038554121X
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
Category:
Fantasy
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3.0 The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
This is a rather convoluted novel where you have to pay attention so you don't miss anything important. I liked this novel, but I didn't love it. There was something missing - I was quite happy to read further to find out what happens but I didn't really feel passionate about the characters.
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5.0 Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
WOW!! I just finished listening to this Audiobook and I am blown away by the enormity of it all. I LOVE Erin Morgenstern, I always have! In fact, the Night Circus happens to be in my top 10 favorite standalones of all time!! Her inexhaustible imagination is enviable. Her brain is both unique and fas...
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3.0 The Starless Sea - Erin Morgenstern
I feel I should probably start by saying that I haven't read the previous book by this author (The Night Circus) for no particular reason despite its popularity - it just never made it onto my TBR pile. So this is my first experience of this author's writing, characterisation and world-buildi...
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4.0 The Starless Sea
Morgenstern's first book, The Night Circus, continues to be one of my favorite books, so I was eager to see if her next book would live up to that promise. It did not disappoint. Given what I consider to be an extraordinarily high bar, this is a terrific accomplishment. My biggest dilemma reading th...
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