A review in one hundred words.
It’s difficult to describe a book that completely mesmerizes its reader with imagery–I wanted to join this circus and follow it across the world. Marco and Celia are trained by separate magicians from a young age to compete in a tournament of skill sometime in the future. The competition flourishes in the circus setting as Celia and Marco try to out do each other with living carousels, cloud mazes and (my favourite) ice gardens. An enchanting exploration of what the mind is capable of creating for both writer and reader. The most beautiful book, visually, I have ever read.