Waiting on Wednesday
hosted by Breaking the Spine
The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon is what I’m waiting for with impatience this Wednesday! Carlos Ruiz Zafon has been one of my ALL time favorite authors ever since I read The Shadow of the Wind back in 2006. I still recommend that book to EVERYONE I can. The Angel’s Game is also a great book and I was BEYOND stoked when I stumbled on the fact Zafon is coming out with a book that has characters from BOTH books in it! This is probably one of my most anticipated reads this year – right up there with The Twelve by Justin Cronin [which is saying a lot!] Seriously though if you haven’t read The Shadow of the Wind – get on it, it’s got elements every book lover can hold to their heart – bookstores, mysterious authors, mysteries, romance, suspense.. and a story weaving ability that is truly magical!
The third in the cycle of novels that began with The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel’s Game, 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.
Coming out on June 19, 2012 from Harper
What are book are you waiting this wednesday for?