by Erin Morgenstern
Release Date: November 5th, 2019
From the New York Times 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 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.
I've been waiting forever for Erin Morgenstern to finally come out with another book. Her book The Night Circus is one of my all-time favorites (they're making a movie of it btw. Also really excited for that one). Erin Morgenstern has such a specific style of writing that I can't wait for more of. The Night Circus had such a dreamy magical atmosphere and it makes me wonder how this book will compare; whether it will have that same sort of atmosphere or if the authors can create a whole new atmosphere while maintaining her own specific style. Also, kind of blows my mind that it took her eight years to write another book. I mean, she's good at it so I won't judge her too harshly. At least it hasn't been 20 years like another famous author with a book coming out soon. Hint hint.
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