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The Prisoner of Heaven: A Novel - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Prisoner of Heaven: A Novel
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The internationally acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Carlos Ruiz Zafon takes us into a dark, gothic Barcelona and creates a rich, labyrinthine tale of love, literature, passion, and revenge in which the heroes of The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game must contend with a nemesis... show more
The internationally acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Carlos Ruiz Zafon takes us into a dark, gothic Barcelona and creates a rich, labyrinthine tale of love, literature, passion, and revenge in which the heroes of The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game must contend with a nemesis that threatens to destroy them. Barcelona, 1957. It is Christmas, and Daniel Sempere and his wife, Bea, have much to celebrate. They have a beautiful new baby son named Julian, and their close friend Fermin Romero de Torres is about to be wed. But their joy is eclipsed when a mysterious stranger visits the Sempere bookshop and threatens to divulge a terrible secret that has been buried for two decades in the city's dark past. His appearance plunges Fermin and Daniel into a dangerous adventure that will take them back to the 1940s and the early days of Franco's dictatorship. The terrifying events of that time launch them on a search for the truth that will put into peril everything they love and ultimately transform their lives. Full of intrigue and emotion, The Prisoner of Heaven is a majestic novel in which the threads of The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game converge under the spell of literature and bring us toward the enigma hidden at the heart of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a collection of lost treasures known only to its few initiates, and the very core of Carlos Ruiz Zafon's enchanting fictional world.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780062206282 (0062206281)
ASIN: 0062206281
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story
Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story rated it
4.0 The Prisoner of Heaven: A Novel
Like the previous two books in this series, this story takes place in a wonderfully rendered Barcelona. The characters, principally Fermin, are loveable without being cute. This book focuses on Fermin's story and gets his present reconciled with his past, more or less. The down side is that this ...
If These Books Could Talk
If These Books Could Talk rated it
5.0 The Prisoner of Heaven: A Novel
The third in one of the best series of novels I've ever read. When you finish a book and immediately want to go back and read them all again, that's the sign of a good book.
The Archaeology of Writing
The Archaeology of Writing rated it
4.0 The Prisoner of Heaven: A Novel
This is my second Zafon book in as many months, and I have found a new voice I love. I know little about the Spanish war of the last century, so the setting of his novels is new to me. In The Prisoner of Heaven, Zafon continues to educate me about the conflict's atrocities while furthering the story...
Kari@ From the TBR Pile
Kari@ From the TBR Pile rated it
4.0 The Prisoner of Heaven: A Novel
The Prisoner of Heaven is the third book in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I really enjoyed Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game. Honestly, I wouldn't recommend reading this book until you have read the first two books. Prisoner of Heaven really ties the first two...
always in love with books
always in love with books rated it
2.0
I loved Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game, so I was all the more disappointed by this short, uneven book. Its main purpose seemed to be to explain away some of the mystery behind the other two books, which strikes me as a bad idea--it's not only a bit boring to explain so much, but it takes so...
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