The Starless Sea is released on November 5th, but you can pre-order your copy below!
'When I started working on my new novel, I thought I was writing a book about books, but as it turns out I was writing a book about stories […] Stories and choices and change and also time and fate and video games. It took quite a while to get it all to fit in a single book, even down to the bees.'
- Erin Morgenstern
The Starless Sea is a book for readers. It’s a book for those who crave an outlet for their imagination. It is decadent and rich, full to the brim with adventure and longing. It’s a book for those who always feel as if there’s something missing in their lives but they can never quite figure out what it is.
Zachary Ezra Rawlins, a graduate student in Vermont, is a bit of a loner. At least during the Winter, when most other students go home for the holidays, Zachary prefers to stay back and immerse himself in all the books he’d not had the chance to read while studying. One day he finds a mysterious book in the stacks that has no author and no publisher. Upon reading the book, he discovers a story from his own childhood. A story he’d not told anyone. He is the boy in the book.
Obsessed, Zachary begins a quest to discover the origins of the book and is pulled into a world of mysterious doors and underground mazes, of secret agents and ancient guardians — a world where time follows its own rules and stories hold sway. He must follow the clues — the bees, keys, and swords — and weave together the puzzle presented to him by the book from the library, which is itself a piece of the puzzle that, once returned to its underground home, sets off a series of events that Zachary has no choice but to follow.
If you are a fan of David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas, The Bone Clocks), Bridget Collins (The Binding), and if you loved Erin Morgenstern’s previous book The Night Circus you will absolutely adore The Starless Sea. It’s a book I still can’t get out of my head, a book that still sets me to swooning every time I think about it.