The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.
If you are searching for a tale that will forever have a hold on your heart, this is the story for you. It is not just that this novel is beautifully written, or that the story is incredibly magical and enticing that you find yourself reading it for days without a break. No, it is that this story of a circus isn’t like anything you will have ever read before. And will probably ever read again.
The Night Circus is an enriching tale of mystery, romance and magic. You will lose yourself in this world, in the very imagination of Morgenstern. The creativity behind this one is skilfully mixed with a writer who is an expert in their craft. It will have you on the edge of your seat as you try and decipher the true nature of all involved in the fierce competition where the rules aren’t well defined.
I will forever wish for a homage of love, such as that found in the frozen garden.