Fifteen years after its publication release, Stardust by Neil Gaiman has been released again in a beautiful hardback that reminds me of an old copy of Alice in Wonderland that I adore. This is my first introduction to the world of Wall and Faerie where humans meet the supernatural. Tristran Thorn is the result of a brief love affair between a faerie and Dunstan Thorn. Tristran grows up in Wall with no knowledge that he is half mortal. One day he falls insanely in love with Victoria Forester, and he confesses his love to her. She laughs and tells him she will give him his heart’s desire if he travels to Faerie and brings him a fallen star.
Like all loved-dazed teenagers, Tristran believes he can accomplish the task to win the heart of Victoria. He sets off immediately and begins an adventure of the most bizarre and fanciful. Tristran is naive enough not to understand the danger that lurks about, he is kind enough to see people as good, his is brave enough to fight for all, and smart enough to make his way through this unusual land. He encounters unicorns, evil witches, poison, magical spells, enchantments, talking trees….all lead him to the star. However, he is not the only one in pursuit of said star. He must compete with others…..one who wants the star to unlock the secret to everlasting youth, another wants the star for power…while Tristran seeks love. Tristran’s purpose seems pure…will that be enough?
It is a quick read….not appropriate for middle age readers or younger due to some mature situations, but for every lover of fantasy and fairy tales….it is a wonderful world to enter.
I have one copy available for a giveaway….see below for info:
If you would like to win a copy of Stardust by Neil Gaiman, please send me an email. In the email tell me the following two things:
1. Favorite fairy tale/fantasy story
2. mailing address
I will pick one winner. Contest ends November 9th at 6 pm.
Good Luck: firstname.lastname@example.org