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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.
This book was disappointing. Not nearly as good as the Shadow in the WindPublished 10 days ago by Barbara
This is an unfinished work, in my opinion. Storylines that should have taken up long chapters are given merely pages. Read morePublished 19 days ago by P. C.
Louis Zafon sweeps you up and you're caught up in his dark journey. While I recommend each and every book he's written, this one stays with me.Published 21 days ago by CarrielFogo
I loved his first 2 books and this one was off to a good start. Mysterious and dark. A crippled man comes in and pays a lot of money for a special book and writes a dedication to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by pinkkath
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 1 month ago by Nicolas Conde