Erin Morgenstern Announces Next Novel


Author of Night Circus Announces Her Next Novel

Erin Morgenstern, beloved author of Night Circus, just announced her next novel. If that wasn’t enough to get you excited, the cover and details have also been revealed.

The Starless Sea

Erin Morgenstern - The Starless Sea
Erin Morgenstern – The Starless Sea

The Starless Sea is the name of her next big novel. Shockingly, it’s going to be out sooner than you might expect. The Starless Sea is going to be releasing on November 5th, 2019. Which is a whole lot sooner than I had been anticipating. No complaints here! We have no idea how they were able to keep this news so quiet for so long!

Like it’s predecessor, Night Circus, The Starless Sea is a love story set in a magical land. Since this is something Morgenstern excels at writing about, we know she’ll handle the subject beautifully.

Getting The Starless Sea to print was a bit of a process, according to the author. She spent a lot of time writing and rewriting. Perhaps this was her version of the sophomore slump? Whatever the case, it’s good to see that she got through it.


Below is the description, as found on Goodreads. We already can’t wait to get our hands on this one!

Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues–a bee, a key, and a sword–that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library, hidden far below the surface of the earth.

“What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians–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 learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly-soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose–in both the mysterious book and in his own life.”

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About the author

Cat Wyatt

Cat Wyatt is an avid comic book reader, as well as a reader of novels. Her favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, though she's usually willing to try other genres as well. Cat collects Funko Pop figures, Harry Potter books (different editions), and has more bookshelves than she's willing to admit.

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