Title Profile & Character Information

The Night Circus

Annotation
When Prospero the Enchanter discovers that he has a young daughter with extraordinary magical talents, he wastes no time in setting up a competition between her and the protege of his longtime adversary. Celia and Marco train until young adulthood and eventually meet under the eerie black-and-white-striped tents of the Cirque des Reves-the Circus of Dreams. What happens next has obviously intrigued a lot of people-rights for this debut have been sold to 22 countries, Summit Entertainment has made a film deal, and there's a 175,000-copy first printing. Not over-the-top kaleidoscopic but keenly, lushly cool and inventive with a hint of danger and reckless love; remember, this circus "Opens at Nightfall/ Closes at Dawn." Puts me in mind of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes lightened up by Harry Potter. This will be big.

Awards
2011  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
2012  Alex Awards
2012  Locus Awards

Characters
NameCelia
GenderFemale
OccupationMagician
TraitPsychic

NameMarco
GenderMale
TraitMagician

GenreFantasy
    --Magic
Fiction
Romance
TopicsCircuses
Greed
Fate
Love
Competition
Unexpected love
Magical powers
Deception
Rivalry
Power struggles
Magicians
Circus life