The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

By Erin Morgenstern

The circus arrives abruptly. No bulletins precede it. it truly is easily there, whilst the day past it used to be now not. in the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an completely distinctive event jam-packed with breathtaking amazements. it's referred to as Le Cirque des Rêves, and it's only open at evening.

yet behind the curtain, a fierce festival is underway—a duel among younger magicians, Celia and Marco, who've been knowledgeable in view that formative years expressly for this function by way of their mercurial teachers. Unbeknownst to them, it is a online game within which just one may be left status, and the circus is however the degree for a notable conflict of mind's eye and may. regardless of themselves, notwithstanding, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lighting flicker and the room develop hot at any time when they quite a bit as brush palms.

True love or now not, the sport needs to play out, and the fates of everybody concerned, from the solid of striking circus per­formers to the shoppers, hold within the stability, suspended as precariously because the bold acrobats overhead.

Written in wealthy, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a banquet for the senses and the center.

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Now, was strange beyond anything they The Chemist turned sharp to the right had ever seen, but still by no means as at the head of these steps, and, passing extraordinary as they had expected it-would through the opened gateway of an arch in be. The streets through which they walked a low gray wall, led his friends into a were broad and straight, and were crossed garden in which were growing a profusion by others at regular' intervals of two or of flowers. These flowers, they noticed, were three hundred feet.

They were guided by a short, pointed pole in the hands of the driver, who, as occasion demanded, dug it vigorously into their flanks. In this manner the travelers rode perhaps half an hour more. The passageway sloped steeply downward, and they made good speed. Finally without warning, except by a sudden freshening of the air, they emerged into the open, and found themselves facing a broad, rolling stretch ofcountry, dotted here and there with trees —the country of the Oroids at last. For the first time since leaving their own world -the adventurers found themselves amid surroundings that at least held some semblance of an aspect of familiarity.

The Doctor consulted his papers. " The Very Young Man leaped to the top of a rock and looked out over the desolate waste helplessly. " he asked dubiously. " "It's down there, about five miles," said the Doctor. "I saw it yesterday as we came . " , . "That's easy/' said the Very Young Man, and he started off enthusiastically, followed by the others. In less than two hours they found themselves at the edge of the pit. It appeared almost circular in form, apparently about five miles across and its smooth, shining walls extended almost perpendicularly down into blackness.

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