‘The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.’
These words draw you into the fantastical and magical world of the Night Circus. After reading this paragraph I was hooked and, lucky for me, had a few long days by the pool in Santorini to immerse myself in Morgenstern’s world.
The Night Circus tells the story of a magical duel between two young magicians Celia and Marco. Pitted against each other since childhood and trained by their eccentric mentors, Celia and Marco must battle a remarkable battle to the death using their unusual talents, imagination and sheer tenacity. This tale of forbidden romance is set on the stage of the Night Circus, a place that entraps all those who get a glimpse. Follow their international journey across beautiful cities with a cast of characters who capture your imagination and heart straight away.
Released last year in hardback, and on the good ol’ Kindle, the paperback will be published in June and will be a great summer read. But if you fancying brightening up these winter months, then reach for a copy and enter the ‘Cirque de Reves’, the Circus of dreams….