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Adventure, fencing, true love, revenge, excitement, and all the rest. These form the basis of the amazing adventure that is Stardust. The story of one young man's quest for what he thinks is love becomes the outlandish tale of his adventures in a magical land that's so very close to our own. I've read this book a half dozen times and each time it's better than the last.— Thomas W.
Young Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoriaeven fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their tiny village its name. Beyond that old stone wall, Tristran learns, lies Faeriewhere nothing, not even a fallen star, is what he imagined.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a remarkable quest into the dark and miraculousin pursuit of love and the utterly impossible.
“A twisting, wondrous tale full of magic that only Neil Gaiman could have written.”
“Strange...marvelous...Stardust takes us back to a time when the world was more magical, and, real or not, that world is a charming place.”
“Eminently readable---a charming piece of work.”
-Washington Post Book World
“Beautiful, memorable . . . A book full of marvels.”
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“A charming comic romance.”
-Dayton Daily News
“A wonderful novel . . . A pleasure to read.”
“Delightful...a strange yet wonderful story.”
-Grand Rapids Press
“His finest work yet...Sometimes sparse, sometimes witty, often lyrical...prose as smooth as 12-year-old scotch.”
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Marvelous adventures . . . magical and fun.”
-Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Sparkling, fresh, and charming. Superb.”
“The multitalented author of The Sandman graphic novels and last year’s Neverwhere charms again, with a deftly written fantasy adventure tale set in Victorian England and enriched by familiar folk materials.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“Thrilling . . . Stardust reads like a mix between L. Frank Baum, the Brothers Grimm, and a Tim Burton movie script.”
-Dallas Morning News
“[A] tale about love, danger, friendship, magic, and adventure . . . a short novel that delivers big-time satisfaction.”
-Detroit Free Press
“A wonderful tale . . . mythic.”
-Denise Hamilton, Romantic Times BOOKclub
“[A] beautiful book, and most of all, perfect for all ages.”
-Desicritics.org on STARDUST