Reviews

  • "The Starless Sea rejects older stories: it makes its own. Its magic is based in the New York Public Library, in glittering hotels, and the beautiful blatant kitsch of a professional fortune teller’s house. Rather than a traditional fantasy novel, this is an artificial myth in its own right, soldered together from the girders of skyscrapers… the novel’s scope and ambition are undeniable"

    Guardian
  • "Erin Morgenstern’s fiction radiates with the excitement of someone discovering a magical world within the pages of a book. The Starless Sea…[is an] enchanting read… an ode to stories and storytelling itself, and the joy of reading"

    Independent
  • "A mystical adventure in an enchanted universe"

    Time
  • "Enchanting...Myths and fairytales entwine with Zachary's quest to discover his life's purpose. Spellbinding."

    Daily Mirror
  • "A magical mix of quests and fables, it’s set in a secret world full of bees, keys, swords and secrets… beautifully written"

    Heat