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The Starless Sea

by Erin Morgenstern

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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
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    Nov 2019, 512 pages

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Erin Morgenstern's eagerly anticipated second novel is a beguiling modern-day fantasy set in an enchanted subterranean story world brimming with magical symbolism and arcane mythologies.

Erin Morgenstern's 2011 debut, The Night Circus, a period romance set at the commencement of the 20th century that recounts the tale of a circus and its enchanted inhabitants, was a publishing sensation. It developed a devoted readership enraptured by its magical imagery and the captivating central love story played out between two competing magicians.

Eight years on, Morgenstern's The Starless Sea, an exuberant mystery that revels in narrative eccentricity, returns to the realms of fantasy, albeit this time a fantasy world set partially in modern-day New York.

The novel begins with a succession of loosely connected tales that feature between them a pirate romance, an acolyte's initiation ceremony, a fortune teller and a magical doorway. The tales utilize a shared symbology: that of a sword, a key and a bee. They are also linked by their inclusion in an anthology titled Sweet ...

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