The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

It’s unusual to find an adult magical novel that doesn’t feature stereotypes or unpronounceable names, yet this is what we have in Morgenstein’s The Starless Sea. I have to say that in all my years of exploring literature there are few that fascinate and enthral the way that this does, and I am certain that it will become, if not already, one that the experts will be unpicking to find out its truth.

Think akashic records, think three-dimensional labyrinths, think of the stories behind myth and magic where Time and Fate become lost and find themselves once again. Imagine if you could step into those places where we go when we journey into otherworlds, not just in your mind’s eye, but if you could open a door and find yourself there in your wholeness, mind, body and soul. What if we really could follow Alice and venture down the rabbit hole and find ourselves as key players in the story. What if you picked up a book in a library and found yourself reading a memory of something that really happened in your life, written long before you were even born.

This may not be to everyone’s taste however, if you like a good magical adventure story that will take you on a journey that tumbles and challenges all that you thought was real, then please seek out this book and allow yourself to become lost within its pages.


Review by Flora, Priestess of Cerridwen

Stockport, Northwest UK

Flora Anisbury

Facebook Page: She Who Sits With Trees


The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern 

published by Vintage 2020

ISBN 978-1-784-70286-1

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