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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.
I enjoyed this almost as much as "Shadow of the Wind." Even though it is a stand alone novel, it filled in the blanks from "Shadow of the Wind" and "Angel's... Read morePublished 3 days ago by bekeenee
This book was absolutely fascinating. For those of us lucky to have visited Barcelona, it was even better. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Barbara
Carlos Ruiz Zafon has written the perfect ending for The Shadow of the Wind. Exciting , engrossing and beautiful. Left nothing to the imagination. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Christine Bullion