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Book Review of The Starless Sea: A Novel

The Starless Sea: A Novel
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Love story set in a secret underground world--a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea. Zachary Ezra Rawlins is student in Vermont. He discovers a book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, he reads a story from his own childhood. How has his own life come to be recorded? Zachary uncovers clues--a bee, a key, and a sword--that lead to a doorway to an ancient library. It is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary, Mirabel and Dorian work to preserve this archive. Zachary soon discovers his purpose--in both the mysterious book and in his own life.

A beautiful and well-written fantasy-filled story about stories with interesting characters and a plot that is a quest. It is a love letter to readers. A gem of a book with mystery and passion on every page. Highly recommended to those who love fantasy.