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fmenendezh, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by fmenendezh)
Ruiz Zafón's The Prisoner of Heaven is part of the cycle began with The Shadow of the Wind in 2001, which was followed by a prequel, 2008's The Angel's Game, so it follows the lives and destinies of several characters from those previous books.

The Prisoner of Heaven in particular plays as a closure for the cycle, but it could be read as a stand-alone book without having read the other two. That's, in my opinion, the richness of the story and the characters and their experiences.

It's an easy reading that I recommend. And don't miss the other two.
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Joan Ivan, January 3, 2013 (view all comments by Joan Ivan)
The never ending story. Is there the possibility of a fourth to the series this year?
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mystary, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by mystary)
The long-awaited third novel was well worth the suspense. I found myself smiling constantly (or at least when I wasn't holding my breath waiting to see what would happen next). Great additional character development, especially for Fermin. And the storyline all around was amazing.
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Lance Waddell, August 5, 2012 (view all comments by Lance Waddell)
Have not yet read but my comment is customer service. As someone that now lives on the East Coast I have to order my books from Powells. Just had the above delivered and as always boxed and wrapped just right so there is not a possibility of damage and that makes all the difference. Thanks for caring as much about my books as I do. Looking forward to the read which will be the third in a series.
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Abby Z, August 5, 2012 (view all comments by Abby Z)
Love love love this book. Ruiz Zafon has again created a book full of suspense and intrigue. This one answers many of readers' questions about Angel's Game and Shadow of the Wind, while opening the door for a sequel.
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Ruiz Zafon, Carlos
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Dixon, Richard
tzsch, Oliver
Oliver Pand#246
Eco, Umberto
Bell, Anthea
General Fiction
Literature-A to Z
Popular Fiction - Adventure
satire;polticial conspiracy;Italy;media;mystery;journalism;dictatorship;Mussolin
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Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
maps and 2 pieces of code "art"
9 x 6 in 1 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Characters from The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game reconvene in Zafón's newest literary thriller. When a stranger shows up at the struggling Sempere & Sons bookshop in Barcelona in 1957 to buy a rare and expensive volume, Daniel Sempere — the son — sets out to uncover the mysterious man's motives. The resulting mix of history and mystery drives this third installment in Zafón's cycle about the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a 'sprawling the trunk of an endless tree.' What Daniel discovers will implicate those he loves, has lost, and loathes — from his soon-to-be-wed friend, Fermín; to Daniel's mother, Isabella, who died under questionable circumstances; his father; his wife, Bea, and infant son, Julian; and a host of schemers, torturers, corrupt governmental officials, writers, and lovers, many of whom have changed identities, hurriedly penned secret missives, and stashed keys to hidden treasures. Zafón's storytelling is deft and well-paced, and his vivid prose brings the cultural riches and political strife of Franco-era Spain to life. Though the book will undoubtedly please readers familiar with his other novels, as the introduction explains, the book is a 'self-contained tale' capable of standing alone — something it does with aplomb. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"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."
"Synopsis" by , Once again, internationally acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author Carlos Ruiz Zafon 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 best-selling author of The Hangman'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.
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From the best-selling author of The Name of the Rose and The Prague Cemetery, a novel about the murky world of media politics, conspiracy, and murder
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From the best-selling author of The Name of the Rose and The Prague Cemetery, a novel about the murky world of media politics, conspiracy, and murder

A newspaper committed to blackmail and mud slinging, rather than reporting the news.


A paranoid editor, walking through the streets of Milan, reconstructing fifty years of history against the backdrop of a plot involving the cadaver of Mussolini's double.


The murder of Pope John Paul I, the CIA, red terrorists handled by secret services, twenty years of bloodshed, and events that seem outlandish until the BBC proves them true.


A fragile love story between two born losers, a failed ghost writer, and a vulnerable girl, who specializes in celebrity gossip yet cries over the second movement of Beethoven’s Seventh. And then a dead body that suddenly appears in a back alley in Milan. 


Set in 1992 and foreshadowing the mysteries and follies of the following twenty years, Numero Zero is a scintillating take on our times from the best-selling author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum.

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Ludwig II, the Fairy-tale King of Bavaria, is today remembered for his beautiful castlesandmdash;popular tourist destinations that inspired the Disney Castle, but whose origins were much more fantastical than anything Disney could dream up. Also known as the Mad King, Ludwig was deposed in 1886 after being declared insane by doctors who had never met him. He promptly diedandmdash;mysteriously drowned in waist-deep waterandmdash;his eccentric castles his only legacy.

Master of historical suspense Oliver Pandouml;tzsch brings the Mad King back to life in The Ludwig Conspiracy. 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. Others want the diary as wellandmdash;and they will kill to get it. 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?

Combining contemporary mystery and a gripping historical saga and centered on an ingenious code that can be cracked only with a combination of modern computers and nineteenth-century texts, The Ludwig Conspiracy is a bold new thriller from the best-selling author of The Hangmanandrsquo;s Daughter series.

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