The Prisoner of Heaven
The third in the cycle of novels that began with THE SHADOW OF THE WIND and THE ANGEL'S GAME. THE PRISONER OF HEAVEN returns to the world of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books and the Sempere & Sons bookshop.It begins just before Christmas in Barcelona in 1957, one year after Daniel and Bea from THE... show more
The third in the cycle of novels that began with THE SHADOW OF THE WIND and THE ANGEL'S GAME. THE PRISONER OF HEAVEN returns to the world of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books and the Sempere & Sons bookshop.It begins just before Christmas in Barcelona in 1957, one year after Daniel and Bea from THE SHADOW OF THE WIND have married. They now have a son, Julian, and are living with Daniel's father at Sempere & Sons. Fermin still works with them and is busy preparing for his wedding to Bernarda in the New Year. However something appears to be bothering him.Daniel is alone in the shop one morning when a mysterious figure with a pronounced limp enters. He spots one of their most precious volumes that is kept locked in a glass cabinet, a beautiful and unique illustrated edition of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO. Despite the fact that the stranger seems to care little for books, he wants to buy this expensive edition. Then, to Daniel's surprise, the man inscribes the book with the words 'To Fermin Romero de Torres, who came back from the dead and who holds the key to the future'. This visit leads back to a story of imprisonment, betrayal and the return of a deadly rival.
Publish date: 2012 (data przybliżona)
Publisher: Weidenfeld &amp; Nicolson
Pages no: 278
Edition language: English
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This is the third book in a series which the author says can be read as stand-alones, with The Cemetery of Forgotten Books being a plot point tying the novels together. But I found that to be untrue. Having read the first book, The Shadow of the Wind, a few years ago and then going straight to this ...
Uwielbiam twórczość Carlosa Ruiza Zafóna! Cień wiatru, Gra anioła czy książki z serii młodzieżowej były dla mnie doskonałą rozrywką, trzymającą w napięciu do samego końca. Hiszpański pisarz wywoływał u mnie niepokój, którego nie doświadczyłam przy żadnej innej lekturze. Sięgając po najnowszą powieść...
The year is 1957. It’s just before Christmas in Barcelona and Daniel and Bea are living with their son above the bookstore Sempere & Sons. The faithful servant Fermín is about to get married. One day an old man visits the bookstore and he want to buy an old and valuable version of The Count of Monte...
I was looking forward to this having enjoyed The Shadow of the Wind a couple of Years ago, but i was a little disappointed.The story was relatively easy to follow, though the telling of the tragic treatment of Fermin in jail and the way that he escaped and made a new life. It didn't have the atmosph...
Już po raz trzeci wyruszamy, wraz z autorem na kartach jego powieści, na tajemnicze ulice Barcelony... Tym razem odsłonięta zostaje przed nami przeszłość jak dotąd bardzo enigmatycznego przyjaciela panów Sempere tj. Fermina Romero de Torresa, który snując swą opowieść przytacza sytuacje, które nieje...