Two magicians use a unique circus as a venue for a grand competition.
THE NIGHT CIRCUS is a rare book, the kind that transports you to another world and keeps you completely engaged from start to finish. Erin Morgenstern's tale of a circus is rich, enchanting and refreshingly unique.
The tale follows the students of two master illusionists who are pitted against each other within the boundaries of a turn-of-the-century circus. Not fully understanding the nature of the competition, they build wonders for the visitors and mesmerize a generation of circus-goers. The characters are expertly drawn, and Morgenstern develops the complicated relationships with genuine passion.
Morgenstern's prose is pure magic. She slowly builds the dream world of the circus using language that is evocative and elegant. This is the kind of book that does not come along very often, and I implore you to read it if you haven't done so already.
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