From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus comes a timeless 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 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 and desperate to make sense of what he's reading, Zachary uncovers a series of clues-a bee, a key, and a sword-that lead him through a doorway to an ancient library hidden far below the surface of the earth. There Zachary finds a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and meets two people who will forever change his life: Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired painter, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances. But a battle is raging over the fate of this place, and though there are those who would sacrifice everything to protect it, there are just as many intent on its destruction. Random House Green Omni, Summer 2020
Format: Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Anchor, August 2020
Product Dimensions: 8 L × 5.2 W × 0 H
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