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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.
I picked it up for light reading and the book was a quick read, because I did not want to put it down.
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.
Heavy story but you know that from the synopsis, held my interest really well & wanted to read his other workPublished 4 days ago by Karla J. Martinsen
Thank you for having this book available. I will enjoy it very much.Published 6 days ago by Mrs. Denise I. Akers
Excellent characters. this book pulled me into a different world at a different time. The plot line was not obvious.Published 7 days ago by John Cactus
Senor Zafon is simply put….a classic author. I loved the first two in this series and Prisoner of Heaven was almost indescribably good. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Achie
A wonderful book full of more of Carlos Ruiz Zafron's vivid descriptions, twists in a plot and mystery.
It is the best book of the series in my opinion so far. Read more
A story well told; unique, compelling and imaginative. I loved the backdrop of 50's Barcelona, which became a true character in the book. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Rita F. Ashley