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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.
From #1 New York Timesbestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a remarkable quest into the dark and miraculous—in pursuit of love and the utterly impossible.
Catch a fallen star . . .
Tristran thorn promised to bring back a fallen star. So he sets out on a journey to fulfill the request of his beloved, the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester—and stumbles into the enchanted realm that lies beyond the wall of his English country town. Rich with adventure and magic, Stardust is one of master storyteller Neil Gaiman's most beloved tales, and the inspiration for the hit movie.
About the Author
Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Norse Mythology, Neverwhere, and The Graveyard Book. Among his numerous literary awards are the Newbery and Carnegie medals, and the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. Originally from England, he now lives in America.
“Eminently readable---a charming piece of work.”
— Washington Post Book World
“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.”
— Philadelphia Inquirer
“A wonderful novel . . . A pleasure to read.”
— Denver Post
“Marvelous adventures . . . magical and fun.”
— Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Thrilling . . . Stardust reads like a mix between L. Frank Baum, the Brothers Grimm, and a Tim Burton movie script.”
— Dallas Morning News
“Beautiful, memorable . . . A book full of marvels.”
— Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“A twisting, wondrous tale full of magic that only Neil Gaiman could have written.”
— Chicago Tribune
“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)
“Sparkling, fresh, and charming. Superb.”
“A charming comic romance.”
— Dayton Daily News
“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
“[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