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Stardust Book Review

Stardust Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Jul 19, 2007
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

HarperCollins relaunches Neil Gaimans 1998 novel Stardust in a lead up to the August 2007 movie release. Find out if this fantasy book is worth a read.

Author: Neil Gaiman

For fans of J.R.R Tolkien's tale of hobbits, orcs and fierce warriors, Neil Gaiman's magical novel Stardust is sure to please. Find out why right here!

Catch a Falling Star

Young Tristran Thorn is not like other boys - in more ways than one. While Tristran knows he's not quite like others, he doesn't know that he's actually half man, half faerie. Tristran lives in the small town of Wall, a village that borders on the land of Faerie. Every nine years, the two worlds come together for a fair of magical proportions. A couple of fairs go by, but Tristran is always sent off to stay with distant relatives so he never gets to experience the festivities. One night when Tristran is 17, he and his crush, Victoria Forester, witness a star that falls in the land of Faerie. Desperate to win Victoria's affections, Tristran promises to bring her back the falling star if she promises to marry him!

More Than Meets the Eye

As Tristran heads off on his journey to bring back the fallen star, he quickly makes friends with a furry creature who calls himself Charmed. Tristran and Charmed make their way through Faerie, encountering mythical beings, mirages and much more. It doesn't take Charmed long to figure out that Tristran has a connection to Faerie - one that isn't possible for a mere man.


Quest of a Lifetime

If Tristran thinks he's going to be able to just wander through the land of Faerie, pick up his fallen star and return home to his beloved Victoria, he has another thing coming. Not only is he searching for the star, but also three lords of the land Stormhold and an evil witch! How will Tristran compete against them? Or will even make it that far?


The Bottom Line

If you're a fan of fantasy (and how could you not be?), Stardust is a must-read. With whimsical landscapes, vicious villains and an epic tale of finding your heart's desire, Neil Gaiman weaves a story that will please readers for generations to come. Pick up a copy today - so you'll be all geared up for the movie release on August 10, 2007!


Stardust Rating:5


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