Wednesday, June 06, 2012

New Book: The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Cannot wait! The Prisoner of Heaven: A Novel By Carlos Ruiz Zafon hits book store shelves everywhere July 10th.
 The internationally acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Carlos Ruiz Zafón 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 Julián, and their close friend Fermín 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 Fermín 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.
Español: Carlos Ruiz Zafón en la Feria del Lib...
Español: Carlos Ruiz Zafón en la Feria del Libro de Madrid, 6 de junio de 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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 Zafón’s enchanting fictional world.

3 comments:

  1. I suppose it was own fault for letting both my expectation and excitement build to such high levels. I had a premonition when the book appeared out of its jiffy bag (I purchased online) I didn’t like the size and found it difficult to comfortably hold and it looked thin. But surely CRZ won’t disappoint I thought as I revelled in opening to the first page...........278 pages later I do feel let down. Although he still has a superb writing style – this one just did not ignite for me and none of his usually waspish similes have stuck in my mind. I was not comfortable with the Daniel/Cascos scene, just did not seem right or in character.
    Left me feeling short changed. (But I loved his first 2 books)

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  2. Oh no, Rob. It's sitting on my desk. Now I'm afraid to read it. I don't want to my heart broken. I loved the first one too.

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