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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.
Mr Ruz Zafon again spins an amazing tale, set in one of the most fascinating cities in the world, Barcelona. Will this be made into a surreal movie some day? Read morePublished 4 days ago by Nicolas Conde
What a read and what a masterpiece,I just couldnt put this book down. There were many turns and twists in the story, keeping me at the edge of my seat. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Neepa C
Carlos Zafon has a way with words such that he paints a picture and the words flow as though they were poetry. Read morePublished 25 days ago by C. Cathey
The suspense in Barcelona, Spain continues. This is a sequel of sorts to The Shadow of the Wind. I thoroughly enjoyed Shadow of the Wind, so I had high hopes for this one as... Read morePublished 25 days ago by reviewer wanta be
Every single one of Carols Zafon's books are over the top. I can never put them down. And he always ties the endings up in a pretty little bow. Read morePublished 25 days ago by LuLu
Third in the series. I have read book one and now book three. This is not quite as good as the first book but still definitely worth reading for the further glimpse into Franco's... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Beautifully written. I love Zafons books. Easy to read and makes me want to read morePublished 1 month ago by Josh Vogel