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The Prisoner of Heaven (P.S.)

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ISBN13: 9780062206299
ISBN10: 006220629x
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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 will ultimately transform their lives.

Review:

“[A novel] with the blissful narrative drive of a high-class mystery....Ruiz Zafón is a splendidly solicitous craftsman, careful to give the reader at least as much pleasure as he is evidently having.” The Guardian

Review:

“The story has heart, menace, torture, kindness, cruelty, sacrifice, and a deep devotion to what makes humans tick.” New York Journal of Books

Review:

“Perhaps his wittiest [novel] and the darkest to date, a stylistic feat that Ruiz Zafon handles deftly....Savor this book.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Review:

“Gripping…suspenseful....The magic of the novel is in the wonderfully constructed creepy and otherworldly setting, the likable characters, and the near-perfect dialogue.” Booklist

Review:

“Invoking the atmosphere of Dumas, Dickens, Poe and Garcia Marquez, Carlos Ruiz Zafon retains his originality and will hold his rightful place among the storytelling masters of literature.” Book Reporter

Review:

“Zafon's storytelling is deft and well-paced, and his vivid prose brings the cultural riches and political strife of Franco-era Spain to life.” Publishers Weekly

Review:

“There is an air of magical realism to Zafón's tales. The prose is robust and the dialogue rich with smart irony. But mostly, reading Zafón is great fun.” Miami Herald

Review:

“A deep and mysterious novel full of people that feel real....This is an enthralling read and a must-have for your library. Zafón focuses on the emotion of the reader and doesn't let go.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Synopsis:

Once again, internationally acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author Carlos Ruiz Zafón creates a rich, labyrinthine tale of love, literature, passion, and revenge, set in a dark, gothic Barcelona, 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.

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From the bestselling author of The Hangmanand#8217;s Daughter, a historical thriller set in contemporary Bavaria, about Ludwig II's mysterious death and the long-lost diary that could unlock its secrets.

Synopsis:

A bold new thriller from the best-selling author of The Hangmanandrsquo;s Daughter series

In 1886, Ludwig II, the Fairy-tale King of Bavaria, was deposed after being declared insane by doctors who had never met him. He died mysteriously soon thereafter, his eccentric and beautiful castles his only legacy. In The Ludwig Conspiracy, master of historical suspense Oliver Pandouml;tzsch brings the Mad King back to life.

An encoded diary by one of Ludwigandrsquo;s confidants falls into the hands of modern-day rare-book dealer Steven Lukas, who soon realizes that the diary may bring him more misery than money. Lukas teams up with a beautiful art detective, Sara Lengfeld, to investigate each of Ludwigandrsquo;s three famous castles for clues to crack the diaryandrsquo;s code as mysterious thugs and Ludwigandrsquo;s fanatical followers chase them at every step. Just what in the diary could be so explosive?

andquot;This gripping thriller brings together the present and the past with high-action adventure in a bold, entertaining storyline.andquot; andmdash;Shepherd Express (Milwaukee)

andquot;Pandouml;tzsch makes clever use of Bavariaandrsquo;s equivalent of the Kennedy assassination in this excellent stand-alone . . . Pandouml;tzschandrsquo;s sophisticated plotting and good use of a real-life historical puzzle place this far ahead of most Da Vinci Code wannabes.andquot; andmdash;Publishers Weekly, starred review

About the Author

Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of two critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling novels, The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game, is one of the world's most-read and best-loved writers. His work, which also includes prizewinning young adult novels, has been translated into more than fifty languages and published around the world, garnering numerous international prizes and reaching millions of readers. He divides his time between Barcelona and Los Angeles.

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Amanda L Klehr, April 9, 2014 (view all comments by Amanda L Klehr)
The third in Ruiz Zafon's Cemetery of Forgotten Books series, and even though it states in the introduction that you could read them out of order, I am not sure I would have enjoyed it as thoroughly. Regardless, it is a good read and a nice but shorter installment in the overall narrative. It leads the reader on an incredible journey of mystery and betrayal, of love and death. It has a major nod to classic books, namely Dumas's "The Count of Monte Cristo." Worth a read, but I personally suggest reading the first, "The Shadow of the Wind" before delving into this one.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062206299
Author:
Ruiz Zafon, Carlos
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
tzsch
Author:
Pand#246
Author:
Ruiz, Carlos
Author:
Bell, Anthea
Author:
Zafon, Carlos Ruiz
Author:
Oliver Pand#246
Author:
tzsch, Oliver
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
maps and 2 pieces of code "art"
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.78 lb

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Product details 304 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780062206299 Reviews:
"Review" by , “[A novel] with the blissful narrative drive of a high-class mystery....Ruiz Zafón is a splendidly solicitous craftsman, careful to give the reader at least as much pleasure as he is evidently having.”
"Review" by , “The story has heart, menace, torture, kindness, cruelty, sacrifice, and a deep devotion to what makes humans tick.”
"Review" by , “Perhaps his wittiest [novel] and the darkest to date, a stylistic feat that Ruiz Zafon handles deftly....Savor this book.”
"Review" by , “Gripping…suspenseful....The magic of the novel is in the wonderfully constructed creepy and otherworldly setting, the likable characters, and the near-perfect dialogue.”
"Review" by , “Invoking the atmosphere of Dumas, Dickens, Poe and Garcia Marquez, Carlos Ruiz Zafon retains his originality and will hold his rightful place among the storytelling masters of literature.”
"Review" by , “Zafon's storytelling is deft and well-paced, and his vivid prose brings the cultural riches and political strife of Franco-era Spain to life.”
"Review" by , “There is an air of magical realism to Zafón's tales. The prose is robust and the dialogue rich with smart irony. But mostly, reading Zafón is great fun.”
"Review" by , “A deep and mysterious novel full of people that feel real....This is an enthralling read and a must-have for your library. Zafón focuses on the emotion of the reader and doesn't let go.”
"Synopsis" by , Once again, internationally acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author Carlos Ruiz Zafón creates a rich, labyrinthine tale of love, literature, passion, and revenge, set in a dark, gothic Barcelona, 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.
"Synopsis" by , From the bestselling author of The Hangmanand#8217;s Daughter, a historical thriller set in contemporary Bavaria, about Ludwig II's mysterious death and the long-lost diary that could unlock its secrets.
"Synopsis" by ,
A bold new thriller from the best-selling author of The Hangmanandrsquo;s Daughter series

In 1886, Ludwig II, the Fairy-tale King of Bavaria, was deposed after being declared insane by doctors who had never met him. He died mysteriously soon thereafter, his eccentric and beautiful castles his only legacy. In The Ludwig Conspiracy, master of historical suspense Oliver Pandouml;tzsch brings the Mad King back to life.

An encoded diary by one of Ludwigandrsquo;s confidants falls into the hands of modern-day rare-book dealer Steven Lukas, who soon realizes that the diary may bring him more misery than money. Lukas teams up with a beautiful art detective, Sara Lengfeld, to investigate each of Ludwigandrsquo;s three famous castles for clues to crack the diaryandrsquo;s code as mysterious thugs and Ludwigandrsquo;s fanatical followers chase them at every step. Just what in the diary could be so explosive?

andquot;This gripping thriller brings together the present and the past with high-action adventure in a bold, entertaining storyline.andquot; andmdash;Shepherd Express (Milwaukee)

andquot;Pandouml;tzsch makes clever use of Bavariaandrsquo;s equivalent of the Kennedy assassination in this excellent stand-alone . . . Pandouml;tzschandrsquo;s sophisticated plotting and good use of a real-life historical puzzle place this far ahead of most Da Vinci Code wannabes.andquot; andmdash;Publishers Weekly, starred review

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