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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is a fantastically poetic tale of both magic and illusion, of destiny and decision, and is one of those rare books that I just can't stop thinking about. The setting for the book is Victorian England and centers around a magical circus that appears one night in a field and stays for several days and then overnight disappears again. There is a whole cast of quirky characters, but two of the main players are Celia and Marco, second generation magicians, who are embroiled in a magical duel that is supposed to carry on until one has died, and the other is the victor. And then they fall in love.