The Starless Sea

A Novel

    • 4.2 • 654 Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the 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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2019
November 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
512
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
14.4
MB

Customer Reviews

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Takes Me To The Starless Sea

I am so In love with this book. It’s kind of hard to explain because it’s stories interwoven into one another. But it is so magical and worth the read!

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Love this author!

What a beautiful read! I enjoyed every minute.

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Waiting for my door to appear

Just now finished. Took me a month of steady reading. I haven’t felt this in tune with a book for a while. Reading a book that puts so much awe at the action of reading and then remembering that you are also actively reading was such a fun feeling. If anyone needs music while reading, Toshifumi Hinata’s “Hitotsubu no Umi” “A grain of sea” album gives such an ambiance that is fitting to the books feel. Amazing detail, amazing story.

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