The Prisoner of Heaven

Despite the fact that the stranger seems to care little for books, he wants to buy this expensive edition.

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297868128

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 742

THE PRISONER OF HEAVEN returns to the world of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books and the Sempere & Sons bookshop. It begins just before Christmas in Barcelona in 1957, one year after Daniel and Bea from THE SHADOW OF THE WIND have married. They now have a son, Julian, and are living with Daniel's father at Sempere & Sons. Fermin still works with them and is busy preparing for his wedding to Bernarda in the New Year. However something appears to be bothering him. Daniel is alone in the shop one morning when a mysterious figure with a pronounced limp enters. He spots one of their most precious volumes that is kept locked in a glass cabinet, a beautiful and unique illustrated edition of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO. Despite the fact that the stranger seems to care little for books, he wants to buy this expensive edition. Then, to Daniel's surprise, the man inscribes the book with the words 'To Fermin Romero de Torres, who came back from the dead and who holds the key to the future'. This visit leads back to a story of imprisonment, betrayal and the return of a deadly rival ...

Kazunomiya

Princess Kazunomiya, half-sister of the Emperor of Japan, relates in her diary and in poems the confusing events occurring in the Imperial Palace in 1858, including political and romantic intrigue.

Author: Kathryn Lasky

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 9780439164856

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 156

View: 141

Princess Kazunomiya, half-sister of the Emperor of Japan, relates in her diary and in poems the confusing events occurring in the Imperial Palace in 1858, including political and romantic intrigue.

The Labyrinth of the Spirits

Enchanting, hilarious and heartbreaking, this book will change your life. Carlos Ruiz Zafón has done that exceedingly rare thing - he has produced, in his first novel, a popular masterpiece, an instant classic' Daily Telegraph

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474606237

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 534

The long-awaited new novel from the author of the global bestseller and modern classic, The Shadow of the Wind. As a child, Daniel Sempere discovered among the passageways of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books an extraordinary novel that would change the course of his life. Now a young man in the Barcelona of the late 1950s, Daniel runs the Sempere & Sons bookshop and enjoys a seemingly fulfilling life with his loving wife and son. Yet the mystery surrounding the death of his mother continues to plague his soul despite the moving efforts of his wife Bea and his faithful friend Fermín to save him. Just when Daniel believes he is close to solving this enigma, a conspiracy more sinister than he could have imagined spreads its tentacles from the hellish regime. That is when Alicia Gris appears, a soul born out of the nightmare of the war. She is the one who will lead Daniel to the edge of the abyss and reveal the secret history of his family, although at a terrifying price. The Labyrinth of the Spirits is an electrifying tale of passion, intrigue and adventure. Within its haunting pages Carlos Ruiz Zafón masterfully weaves together plots and subplots in an intricate and intensely imagined homage to books, the art of storytelling and that magical bridge between literature and our lives. 'For the first time in 20 years or so as a book reviewer, I am tempted to dust off the old superlatives and event to employ some particularly vulgar clichés from the repertoire of publishers' blurbs. My colleagues may be shocked, but I don't care, I can't help myself, here goes. The Shadow of the Wind is a triumph of the storyteller's art. I couldn't put it down. Enchanting, hilarious and heartbreaking, this book will change your life. Carlos Ruiz Zafón has done that exceedingly rare thing - he has produced, in his first novel, a popular masterpiece, an instant classic' Daily Telegraph

The Rose of Fire

Set at the time of the Spanish Inquisition in the 15th century, “Rose of Fire” tells the story of the origins of the mysterious labyrinthine library, the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, which lies at the heart of Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s ...

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1443418463

Category: Fiction

Page: 36

View: 975

Set at the time of the Spanish Inquisition in the 15th century, “Rose of Fire” tells the story of the origins of the mysterious labyrinthine library, the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, which lies at the heart of Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s novels, The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel’s Game, and now The Prisoner of Heaven.

The City of Mist

Imaginative and beguiling, these and other stories in The City of Mist summon up the mesmerizing magic of their brilliant creator and invite us to come dream along with him.

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780063143159

Category:

Page: 208

View: 270

"Ruiz Zafón's visionary storytelling prowess is a genre unto itself."--USA Today Return to the mythical Barcelona library known as the Cemetery of Forgotten Books in this posthumous collection of stories from the New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow of the Wind and The Labyrinth of the Spirits. Bestselling author Carlos Ruiz Zafón conceived of this collection of stories as an appreciation to the countless readers who joined him on the extraordinary journey that began with The Shadow of the Wind. Comprising eleven stories, most of them never before published in English, The City of Mist offers the reader compelling characters, unique situations, and a gothic atmosphere reminiscent of his beloved Cemetery of Forgotten Books quartet. The stories are mysterious, imbued with a sense of menace, and told with the warmth, wit, and humor of Zafón's inimitable voice. A boy decides to become a writer when he discovers that his creative gifts capture the attentions of an aloof young beauty who has stolen his heart. A labyrinth maker flees Constantinople to a plague-ridden Barcelona, with plans for building a library impervious to the destruction of time. A strange gentleman tempts Cervantes to write a book like no other, each page of which could prolong the life of the woman he loves. And a brilliant Catalan architect named Antoni Gaudí reluctantly agrees to cross the ocean to New York, a voyage that will determine the fate of an unfinished masterpiece. Imaginative and beguiling, these and other stories in The City of Mist summon up the mesmerizing magic of their brilliant creator and invite us to come dream along with him.

The Shadow of the Wind

Representing the letter “Z” in a series of 26 collectible editions, a new design of a classic novel follows the son of an antiquarian book dealer who stumbles upon a dark secret while trying to discover why all copies of a mysterious ...

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143126393

Category: Fiction

Page: 486

View: 586

Representing the letter “Z” in a series of 26 collectible editions, a new design of a classic novel follows the son of an antiquarian book dealer who stumbles upon a dark secret while trying to discover why all copies of a mysterious author's books are being systematically destroyed.

The Angel s Game

In return, he will receive a fortune, perhaps more. But as David begins the work, he realises that there is a connection between this haunting book and the shadows that surround his home.

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297855891

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 180

The stunning new novel from the internationally bestselling author of THE SHADOW OF THE WIND. In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man - David Martin - makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym. The survivor of a troubled childhood, he has taken refuge in the world of books, and spends his nights spinning baroque tales about the city's underworld. But perhaps his dark imaginings are not as strange as they seem, for in a locked room deep within the house letters hinting at the mysterious death of the previous owner. Like a slow poison, the history of the place seeps into his bones as he struggles with an impossible love. Then David receives the offer of a lifetime: he is to write a book with the power to change hearts and minds. In return, he will receive a fortune, perhaps more. But as David begins the work, he realises that there is a connection between this haunting book and the shadows that surround his home...

The Shadow of the Wind

THE MODERN CLASSIC: OVER 20 MILLION COPIES SOLD A Sunday Times bestseller and a Richard & Judy book club pick 'The real deal: one gorgeous read' Stephen King 'This book will change your life.

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297857134

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 196

The international bestseller and modern classic - over 20 million copies sold worldwide 'Shadow is the real deal, a novel full of cheesy splendour and creaking trapdoors, a novel where even the subplots have subplots. One gorgeous read' STEPHEN KING 'An instant classic' DAILY TELEGRAPH The Shadow of the Wind is a stunning literary thriller in which the discovery of a forgotten book leads to a hunt for an elusive author who may or may not still be alive... Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'Cemetery of Lost Books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'The Shadow of the Wind' by Julian Carax. But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from the book, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax's work in order to burn them. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind... A SUNDAY TIMES bestseller and Richard & Judy book club choice.

The Prisoner of State

That portion of the building containing these rooms are as before stated , used for
prisoners kept in close confinement , who never breathe the fresh air of heaven ,
but once a day , when they are allowed under escort of a corporal , to visit the ...

Author: Dennis A. Mahony

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: United States

Page: 414

View: 937

An account of the author's experiences in the Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C., where he was confined from August to November, 1862, because of his opposition to the government.

The Midnight Palace

A mesmerising story of a secret society and a labyrinthine railway station with a dark past. The book begins with a chase through the streets of Calcutta in May 1916.

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297857436

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 641

A mesmerising story of a secret society and a labyrinthine railway station with a dark past. The book begins with a chase through the streets of Calcutta in May 1916. Lieutenant Peake pauses for breath outside the ruins of the Jheeter's Gate station knowing that he only has a few hours to live. Inside his overcoat he is sheltering two newborn babies - twins, a boy and a girl. Peake entrusts them to Aryami Bose. Sixteen years later we meet the boy, Ben, and his friends. They have formed a secret club, The Chowbar Society, which meets each week at midnight in the old ruin they have christened The Midnight Palace. Then Aryami Bose turns up with Sheere, Ben's sister, and tells them the story of the parents they never knew. Their father was an engineer and writer who died in tragic circumstances at the inauguration of Jheeter's Gate station. But as the novel unfolds, there is more to their history than meets the eye and they are lured by a shadowy figure from the past into a final showdown in the ruins.

Marina

I have seen that boy wandering through the mist of the railway station, and the name of Marina has flared up again like a fresh wound. We all have a secret buried under lock and key in the attic of our soul. This is mine.

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297857444

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 415

'Fifteen years on, the remembrance of that day has returned to me. I have seen that boy wandering through the mist of the railway station, and the name of Marina has flared up again like a fresh wound. We all have a secret buried under lock and key in the attic of our soul. This is mine...' In May 1980, 15-year-old Óscar Drai suddenly vanishes from his boarding school in the old quarter of Barcelona. For seven days and nights no one knows his whereabouts... His story begins in the heart of old Barcelona, when he meets Marina and her father German Blau, a portrait painter. Marina takes Óscar to a cemetery to watch a macabre ritual that occurs on the fourth Sunday of each month. At 10 a.m. precisely a coach pulled by black horses appears. From it descends a woman dressed in black, her face shrouded, wearing gloves, holding a single rose. She walks over to a gravestone that bears no name, only the mysterious emblem of a black butterfly with open wings. When Óscar and Marina decide to follow her they begin a journey that will take them to the heights of a forgotten, post-war Barcelona, a world of aristocrats and actresses, inventors and tycoons; and a dark secret that lies waiting in the mysterious labyrinth beneath the city streets. Carlos Ruiz Zafón was born in Barcelona and is the author of seven novels including THE SHADOW OF THE WIND. He is one of the world's most read and best-loved writers. His work has been translated into more than 40 languages and published around the world, garnering numerous international prizes and reaching millions of readers. He divides his time between Barcelona and Los Angeles.

The Prisoner of Chiloane

... very exceptional heaven - instilled gift of self - resource , a feeling of boredom
takes hold of you , a sense of wanting to turn up some other street than the one
broad promenade deck , to see someone else Іо THE PRISONER OF CHILOANE
.

Author: Wallis Mackay

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English Fiction (Kcal Only)

Page: 184

View: 888


Memoirs of John Howard the Prisoner s Friend

Mr. Townsend , he said , “ We shall not , perhaps , meet again on earth , but we
shall soon meet in heaven ; and the way thither from Grand Cairo is as near as
from London . ” He took Thomason with him , as he had not lost confidence in him
 ...

Author: Charles Kittredge True

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 225

View: 543




Man in the Iron Mask

Well , monsieur , ' returned the prisoner ; " draw near to the window ; it is open .
Between heaven and earth the wind whirls on its storms of hail and lightning ,
wafts its warm mists or breathes its gentle breezes . It caresses my face .

Author: Alexandre Dumas

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: France

Page: 479

View: 513


The Vicomte de Bragelonne

But it seems to me you forget Heaven . ” “ Indeed , I have forgotten Heaven , ”
murmured the prisoner , without emotion ; “ but why do you mention it ? Of what
use is it to talk to a prisoner of Heaven ? . ” . Aramis looked steadily at this
singular ...

Author: Alexandre Dumas

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: France

Page:

View: 375


The Man in the Iron Mask

"Be it so; But it seems to me you forget Heaven." "Indeed I have forgotten Heaven,
" murmured the prisoner, with emotion; "but why doyou mention it? Of what use is
it to talk to a prisoner of Heaven?" Aramis looked steadily at this singular youth, ...

Author: Alexandre Dumas

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: France

Page: 448

View: 283


Heaven

The old Roman custom of scourging was to take the prisoner and bind his wrists
together and bend him over in a stooping posture , and the Roman soldier would
bring the lash , braided with sharp pieces of steel down upon the bare back of ...

Author: Dwight Lyman Moody

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Heaven

Page: 119

View: 863


The Prince Of Mist

As they learn more about the wreck, the chilling story of a legendary figure called the Prince of Mist begins to emerge.

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297857401

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 398

In 1943 Max Carver's father - a watchmaker and inventor - decides to move his family to a small town on the Atlantic coast. But as soon as they arrive, strange things begin to happen. Max discovers an overgrown garden surrounded by a metal fence topped with a six-pointed star. When he goes to investigate, Max finds statues like a circus troupe fill the garden. In the centre is a clown set in another six-pointed star. Max has the curious sensation that the statue is beckoning to him. The family grows increasingly uneasy when they discover a box of old films, his sister Alicia has unsettling dreams, while little Irina hears voices whispering to her from an old wardrobe. But Max spends most of his time with his new friend Roland, who takes him diving to the wreck of a boat that sank close to the coast in a terrible storm. Everyone on board perished except for one man - an engineer who built the lighthouse at the end of the beach. During the dive, Max sees something that leaves him cold - on the mast floats a tattered flag and on it is the symbol of the circle and six-pointed star. As they learn more about the wreck, the chilling story of a legendary figure called the Prince of Mist begins to emerge...