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The Starless Sea

(2019)
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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 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: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A spellbinding novel. . . . I could not put it down, and when I finished, I turned immediately back to the first page so I wouldn't have to leave this magical world. If you believe in the power of stories to transcend time and space, to marry love and fate, read this book!" - Angie Kim


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November 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Starless Sea
Author(s): Erin Morgenstern
ISBN: 1-910701-45-9 / 978-1-910701-45-4 (UK edition)
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November 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Starless Sea: A Novel
Author(s): Erin Morgenstern
ISBN: 0-385-54121-X / 978-0-385-54121-3 (USA edition)
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November 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Starless Sea: A Novel
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August 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Starless Sea: the spellbinding Sunday Times bestseller
Author(s): Erin Morgenstern
ISBN: 1-78470-286-2 / 978-1-78470-286-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Starless Sea: A Novel
Author(s): Erin Morgenstern
ISBN: 1-101-97138-X / 978-1-101-97138-3 (USA edition)
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Title: The Starless Sea: A Novel
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November 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Starless Sea the Exp: A Novel
Author(s): Erin Morgenstern
ISBN: 0-385-54536-3 / 978-0-385-54536-5 (USA edition)
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November 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Starless Sea
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ISBN: 1-910701-46-7 / 978-1-910701-46-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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November 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Starless Sea: A Novel (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Erin Morgenstern
ISBN: 0-593-10648-2 / 978-0-593-10648-8 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

November 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Starless Sea: A Novel
Author(s): Erin Morgenstern
ISBN: 0-7352-0787-9 / 978-0-7352-0787-5 (USA edition)
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November 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Starless Sea
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November 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Starless Sea
Author(s): Erin Morgenstern
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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November 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Starless Sea
Author(s): Erin Morgenstern
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Starless Sea: A Novel
Author(s): Erin Morgenstern
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   


November 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Starless Sea: A Novel
Author(s): Erin Morgenstern
Publisher: Random House Audio
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November 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Starless Sea: A Novel
Author(s): Erin Morgenstern
Publisher: Anchor
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November 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Starless Sea: A Novel
Author(s): Erin Morgenstern
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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November 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Starless Sea: the spellbinding Sunday Times bestseller
Author(s): Erin Morgenstern
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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