The Starless SeaBook - 2019
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The annual Locus Awards were first presented in 1971 and recognize excellence in science fiction and fantasy literature. The Locus Awards break up their nominee lists into Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, First Novel, YA, Novelette, Short Story Collections and more including Non-Fiction and Illustrated and Art Book. There are so many fantastic books on the Locus nominations list its… (more)
In 2011 Erin Morgenstern's first novel, The night circus (a book that grew out of her NaNoWriMo efforts) treated readers to a fantastical tale of magic, star-crossed love, and fate. Her second novel, The starless sea, though set in a very different world returns to these same story elements in a decadent mash up of Alice in Wonderland, The Da Vinci Code, Labyrinth, and role-playing video… (more)
From Library Staff
ChristchurchLib Oct 15, 2018
'The Starless Sea' blends fable and fairytale elements in this imaginative, epic quest that's rife with symbolism. After discovering a mysterious book as a young boy, Zachary, now a graduate student, recognises a story from his own life and follows subsequent clues to discover a magical undergrou... Read More »
I spent my precious Xmas book voucher on this and had a good time reading it. I found the first 2/3 more enjoyable than the ending but it's still a lushly described good time. A great escape from the everyday world.