Monday, October 17, 2011
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
To a famous magician is delivered a little girl who, as it turns out, is his child, and fortunately for his future, she is possessed of magical powers. As it also happens, this magician has an archrival, who, in the face of the first magician’s jackpot in the form of his little girl, seeks a young person for him to train to rival her. What the two magicians did not anticipate, as the years pass and the two young people, the girl and the boy whom the second magician found, are honed in their specialty for performance’s sake and to outplay the other one, is that the young persons, when of an age, would meet and, surprising or not to the reader, fall in love. How will their destiny play out now?
Even if you don't like fantasy, you'll enjoy this novel for its enjoy an unusual and well-drawn story. Try if you like: The Time Traveler's Wife, Jonathon Strange & Mr. Norrell, The Magicians, or The Wise Man's Fear.