This unusual and unforgettable story beguiles and enchants the reader, leading us on a mysterious dance. Set at the turn of the 19th century, The Night Circus follows a travelling circus with its cast of acrobats, contortionists, snake-charmers, fortune-tellers with their tarot cards, and Prospero the Enchanter. This magical journey of dreams is a mind-spinning tale, that is as mesmerising as an aerialist's display. Evocative, dreamlike prose, divination, and illusion enchants on every page of this unique, imaginative story. In the circus big top, the acts are a trick, but beyond the showmanship of the two young magicians, magic and perilous rivalry in love are being performed for real behind the scenes, as the two enchanters compete for centre stage in a mysterious fin-de-siecle showdown.