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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 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.
An absorbing story not to be put down until the end, and then you want to pick up the next one.
I spent much of my time trying to remember characters and story lines and details from the other novels to put this one in proper context.
It was a magical story, beautifully written with a fantastic setting and wonderful, memorable characters.
Beautifully written. I love Zafons books. Easy to read and makes me want to read morePublished 23 hours ago by Josh Vogel
One of my favorite authors! This is the third book in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series and Zafon never fails to sweep me into the story. Read morePublished 19 days ago by M. Deery
As always, Zafon delivers with his immaculate writing style and story line. Can't wait for the next installment.Published 27 days ago by Jeri Nichols-Park
I simply adore everything that Ruiz Zafon has published. I enjoyed this book as much as I enjoyed Shadow of the Wind - and that ranks as one of my most favourite books ever. Read morePublished 1 month ago by james
Anything by this author is fantastic! After I read his first one, I had to read the others. He draws you into his world, and it's unforgettable.Published 2 months ago by S. A. Lambert
A masterpiece of time, of place, of hearts. Zafon has done it again, written with such mastery of phrase in any language, let alone a translation, as all his novels are. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sherri Weiler