Synopses & Reviews
Young Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their tiny village its name. Beyond that old stone wall, Tristran learns, lies Faerie where nothing, not even a fallen star, is what he imagined.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a remarkable quest into the dark and miraculous in pursuit of love and the utterly impossible.
"Gaiman's all-text version is sure to delight, but as a Charles Vess fan, I prefer to read the illustrated version, which comes in both the standard trade paperback and a gorgeous oversized hardcover containing a plethora of Vess's sketches, Gaiman's original proposal for the series, and other goodies....To my surprise, Stardust
has held up beautifully; if anything, it has eclipsed my memories and gotten better with age." Chris Bolton, Powells.com
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In the sleepy English countryside of decades past, a lovelorn young man stepsthrough a gap in a high stone wall, and into the most unforgettable adventureof his life.
About the Author
Neil Gaiman is the author of the New York Times
bestselling children's book coraline and of the picture books The Wolves in the Walls
and The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish
, illustrated by Dave McKean. He wrote the script for the film MirrorMask
and is also the author of critically acclaimed and award-winning novels and short stories for adults, as well as the Sandman series of graphic novels. Among his many awards are the World Fantasy Award, the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Bram Stoker Award. Originally from England, Gaiman now lives in the United States.
As an illustrator and collaborator, Charles Vess has worked with Neil Gaiman on the World Fantasy Award-winning Midsummer Night's Dream issue of Sandman; with Charles de Lint on children's books and illustrated novels; and with Jeff Smith of Bone on the Bone prequel Rose. Vess has won the World Fantasy Award twice. He is currently illustrating a special limited edition of George R. R. Martin's bestselling A Storm of Swords. He lives in rural Virginia.