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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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ISBN:
9780062206282
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Ruiz Zafon, Carlos
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Publisher:
Harper
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General Fiction
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Literature-A to Z
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Suspense
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Popular Fiction - Adventure
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Hardcover
Publication Date:
20120710
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
288
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9 x 6 in 22.8 oz

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Product details 288 pages Harper - English 9780062206282 Reviews:
"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 labyrinth...like 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.
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