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Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess's Stardust

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In the sleepy English countryside at the dawn of the Victorian Era, life moves at a leisurely pace in the tiny town of Wall--a secluded hamlet so named for an imposing stone barrier that surrounds a fertile grassland. Armed sentries guard the sole gap in the bulwark to keep the inquisitive from wandering through, relaxing their vigil only once every nine years, when a market fair unlike any other in the world of men comes to the meadow.

Here in Wall, young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to beautiful Victoria Forester. But Victoria is cold and distant--as distant, in fact, as the star she and Tristran see fall from the sky on a crisp October evening. For the coveted prize of Victoria's hand, Tristran vows to retrieve the fallen star and deliver it to his beloved. It is an oath that sends the lovelorn swain over the ancient wall, and propels him into a world that is strange beyond imagining.

But Tristran is not the only one seeking the heavenly jewel. There are those for whom it promises youth and beauty, the key to a kingdom, and the rejuvenation of dark, dormant magics. And a lad compelled by love will have to keep his wits about him to succeed and survive in this secret place where fallen stars come in many guises--and where quests have a way of branching off in unexpected directions, even turning back upon themselves in space and in time.

Neil Gaiman works his unique literary magic in new and dazzling ways in "Stardust, a novel that will shine in

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subject_facet Action and adventure fiction, Adventure fiction, Adventure stories, Audiobooks, England -- Fiction, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, English, Love stories, Love stories, English, Magic -- Fiction, Man-woman relationship -- Fiction, Meteors -- Fiction, Quests (Expeditions) -- Fiction, Romance fiction, Witches -- Fiction, Young men -- Fiction
title_display Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess's Stardust
title_full Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess's Stardust / Neil Gaiman, [illustrations by Charles Vess], Stardust, Stardust / Neil Gaiman, Stardust / Neil Gaiman ; original frontispiece and chapter-opening art by Charles Vess, Stardust [sound recording] / Neil Gaiman
title_short Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess's Stardust
topic_facet Adventure fiction, Adventure stories, Audiobooks, Fantasy, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, English, Fiction, Literature, Love stories, Love stories, English, Magic, Man-woman relationship, Meteors, Quests (Expeditions), Witches, Young men