You can read the Goodreads summary here.
Tristran is in love with Victoria and will do anything to even get a kiss from, let alone marrying here. So when he suggests catching a falling star for Victoria, she agrees that if he is able to catch it she will do anything for him in return.
This was my first Neil Gaiman novel. I've heard so much about him, about how he's amazing and can do no wrong, that when I needed to read a book by a British author for the reading challenge I'm working on, I choose Stardust. Sadly, I must say, I don't get it.
It's not Gaiman's writing, which is very lyrical. I think it's the genre. Fantasy just isn't the genre for me and no matter how times I read it, I rediscover that. However, I do think that if you're a big fan of fantasy writing you would love this book. Like I said, the writing is very lyrical and the world Gaiman creates is definitely fantastical. I enjoyed the plot a lot, actually, though I could have done without the subplots, which I admit just confused me. Fantasy usually confuses me.
For now, I'll stick with the movie The Princess Bride as about as much fantasy as I can handle. For those of you who love the genre, however, I think you'll really love this book also.