Waiting on Wednesday (5) The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Waiting on Wednesday (5) The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz ZafonΒ 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 Prisoner of Heaven Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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

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  1. I didn’t know this was a series! I thought ‘The Shadow of the Wind’ was a stand alone! I might just have to read these…if I ever get the time!

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    • Yeah, The Shadow of the Wind was a stand alone and then The Angel’s Game came after but it wasn’t really related in any way, I guess Prisoner of Heaven is just going to have characters from both books in it! I’m excited to see some of the characters from Shadow of the Wind resurrected πŸ˜€ LOVE that book! haha Thanks for dropping in! πŸ˜€

  2. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    Haven’t heard of this one! Hope you love it once you get it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  3. Need to check out this series..it sounds good!
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  4. Heather says:

    Never heard of this series. Sounds interesting.
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  5. I’ve never heard of this series, but it looks great! Thanks for sharing!
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  6. The great thing about your page is I know that every book you post has got to be quality! Big fan and looking forward to adding this to the TBR list! Shout-out for April and Pabkins!

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    • Aww thanks so much! I definitely can’t recommend THe Shadow of the Wind highly enough. Angel’s Game is pretty good too, hoping Prisoner of Heaven measures up to Shadow of the Wind – going to be hard though! πŸ˜€ Thanks for your review of Discworld, totally can’t wait to get into that series to think I had passed by it all these years and never realized it’s awesomeness!

  7. Great choice for this week. It does sound interesting and I will have to check it out!

    Thanks for sharing,
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  8. I have seen this books in the bookstore but for some reason I never pick them up. I just add them to my TBR list.
    thanks for sharing.
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    • I think these books definitely transcend all genres, there’s a little bit of something for everyone in them. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have when you read them πŸ˜€ Thanks for dropping in!

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  10. Thanks for following πŸ˜€ Yeah like I said in a previous comment I think that Shadow of the Wind at least transcends genres, there’s definitely something for everyone πŸ™‚ And there are YA’s in the story even though it’s definitely not really considered YA. πŸ˜€ Thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚

  11. YES!!! I love Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Shadow of the Wind is one of my favorite books. I can’t believe he wrote another one with some of the same characters. Thanks so much for featuring this. *Squee* πŸ™‚

    • YESS, so glad someone else is as excited as I am for this! πŸ˜€ I was SO stoked when I stumbled on it on Amazon, I think I about jumped up and down! haha Thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚

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