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 Reves , 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 ...
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 Reves , 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 per-formers 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.
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I have been an avid reader for over 50 years. Out of the hundreds of books that I've held in my hands, I don't think that I've read a more imaginative and enchanting novel than The Night Circus. Each character is wonderfully wrought. The sub-plots magically intertwine. The ending is perfect, sublime. I will never forget the opening sentence--'The circus arrives without warning.' Oh, yes!
Since I was fortunate enough to find the book, I have given numerous copies as gifts and have recommended it to every fiction reader that I know.
I definitely recommend that you find The Night Circus as soon as possible. You will be delighted and enraptured, I guarantee.
Jul 2, 2014
Beautifully written. The power of the mind can accomplish amazing things. Illusion or real? You decide.
Carol A J
Dec 19, 2013
Charming & magical
Hard to imagine anyone who would not enjoy this imaginative, romantic story...a real gem!
Apr 11, 2013
Clever idea, nicely written, maybe could have been edited a bit harder.
Apr 11, 2013
One of THE best books!
The prose is delicious; written with such a command of the craft of story telling. The plot is magickal, intriguing and hypnotic. One of the best stories I have read in a long long time.
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