In 1886, a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, Le Cirque des Reves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire. Although there are acrobats, fortune-tellers and contortionists, the Circus of Dreams is no conventional spectacle. Some tents contain clouds, some ice. The circus seems almost to cast a spell over its aficionados, who call themselves the reveurs - the dreamers. At the heart of the story is the tangled relationship between two young magicians, Celia, the enchanter's daughter, and Marco, the sorcerer's apprentice. At the behest of their shadowy masters, they find themselves locked in a deadly contest, forced to test the very limits of the imagination, and of their love...A fabulous, fin-de-siecle feast for the senses and a life-affirming love story, "The Night Circus" is a captivating novel that will make the real world seem fantastical and a fantasy world real.
- Publication Date:
- 15 / 12 / 2018
- 153 x 234mm
This is one of the most beautifully written books I've ever read. The Night Circus is a mystery, a marvel, but also the arena for a contest between two magicians' apprentices. It is a contest only one can survive. Except, this time, they fall in love. I was swept away by the romance and the author's gorgeous descriptions. - Amy (QBD)