In the quiet English hamlet of Wall, Tristran Thorn embarks on a remarkable journey through the world of Faerie to recover a fallen star for his lover, the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester.
Living in a Victorian countryside town overshadowed by an imposing stone barrier, Tristran is compelled to retrieve a fallen star for the woman he loves and crosses to the wondrous other side of the barrier, where he encounters dangerous rivals for the star.
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Tristran Thorn falls in love with the prettiest girl in town. She says she'll marry him if he finds find the falling star they both watched streak across the night sky, so he heads out into the perilous land of faerie, where not everything is what it appears.
Tristran Thorn makes a promise to bring back a fallen star and lands himself in an adventure involving a magic ruby, witches and the quest for the throne of a magic kingdom.
The 2007 film based on this novel stars Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro.
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“She says nothing at all, but simply stares upward into the dark sky and watches, with sad eyes, the slow dance of the infinite stars.”
― Neil Gaiman, Stardust
"They have said that the Lilim were dead before now, but they have always lied. The squirrel has not yet found the acorn that will grow into the oak that will be cut to form the cradle of the babe who will grow to slay me."
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