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Publisher Description

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, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

Jim Dale
hr min
September 13
Random House Audio

Customer Reviews

Voiduno ,


I thought it was so beautiful tht I cried...

tune-in ,

Wide-Eyed Dreaming

Lots of pre-release hype, big pay day for the author and an impressive first printing, fights for movie rights, comparisons to Rowling, conjuring up tastes of "Something Wicked This Way Comes"...big shoes to fill... and Morgenstern is up to the daunting task with this elegant and ethereal novel. From the first sentence I was hooked, swept away somewhere between a dream and reality. (And hasn't it been a pitifully long dry spell in the literary world?) This fantasy fable easily transcends genres and has real staying power because of Morgenstern's gifted ability to tell a wonderful story with the right mix of exceptional prose and allegory--inviting the reader to travel along dreamily, or to interpret each step of the evocative journey of "love, greed, and fate". Destined for the Favorites Lists of many a reader, and, probably and second or third read. Not a fast pace action yarn, but one that will nevertheless keep you glued to your ear buds, and stay with you long afterwards. And, what can you say about Jim Dale other than PERFECTION?! His magical voice makes this an unforgettable and rare treat. An absolutely perfect pairing!

avid*listener* ,

Beautifully written

This story is filled with such wonder, I absolutely love it. Sharing a narrater with the Harry Potter audiobooks, this book is simply magical, beautiful, and imaginative. I highly recommend it.

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