Neil Gaiman is truly a jack-of-all-trades. You might remember him as the talented author of the SANDMAN comic book series. His talent doesn't end there, however. He has written fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, children's books and worked as an editor. In his latest novel, STARDUST, he returns to his comic book roots and turns out a rather good fantasy.
STARDUST begins inside the city of Wall in the 19th century. Located somewhere in England, Wall is surrounded by an enormous gate and the city's sheltered inhabitants keep to themselves. The gates are only opened once every nine years to allow a traveling fair to visit on May Day.