• Hardcover: 288 pages
• Publisher: Harper (July 10, 2012)
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 andThe 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.
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.
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, 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.
Carlos’ Tour Stops
Thursday, July 5th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Monday, July 16th: A Bookish Affair
Tuesday, July 17th: Man of La Book
Monday, July 23rd: Drey’s Library
Tuesday, July 24th: Col Reads
Thursday, July 26th: Jenn’s Bookshelves
Friday, July 27th: Wordsmithonia
Monday, July 30th: Broken Teepee
Monday, July 30th: A Book Geek
Monday, August 6th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Wednesday, August 8th: My Two Blessings
Thursday, August 9th: Raging Bibliomania
Friday, August 10th: Kritters Ramblings
Monday, August 13th: Book Him Danno!
Friday, August 17th: Just Joanna