Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Release Date: 1 July 1999 (first published)
Hopelessly crossed in love, a boy of half-fairy parentage leaves his mundane Victorian-English village on a quest for a fallen star in the magical realm. The star proves to be an attractive woman with a hot temper, who plunges with our hero into adventures featuring witches, the lion and the unicorn, plotting elf-lords, ships that sail the sky, magical transformations, curses whose effects rebound, binding conditions with hidden loopholes and all the rest.
Neil Gaiman and his publishers, William Morrow, has released a mock up cover of the new edition of his beloved children's novel Stardust. The hardcover will be released on 30 October 2012 as a gift edition.
The cover looks amazing. It's like one of those hardcover gems hidden away in the library; leather-bound and golden lined with yellowy, musty pages aged by time.
I've only seen the movie adaptation of Stardust and I loved it. It's one of my favourites. But I'm a bit hesitant to read to the actual book, not because it might not be good, but because i know it will be. I don't want to tarnish my love for the movie by critiquing and judging it, complaining about all the parts that they left out. I know, I know. That's a pathetic excuse and I'm robbing myself of an amazing read but I love the movie.
Then again, how can I resist that cover? It's calling me.