The Cemetery of the Forgotten Books

The Prisoner of Heaven, the brand new novel by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, joins his previous books The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel’s Game which revolve around the Sempere & Sons bookshop in Barcelona. It begins one year after the close of The Shadow of the Wind when a mysterious stranger enters the shop, looking for a copy of The Count of Monte Cristo.

The blurb reads: Barcelona, ​​1957. Daniel Sempere and his friend Fermin, the heroes of The Shadow of the Wind , are back on a new adventure to face the greatest challenge of their lives. Just when everything begins to smile, a disturbing character visits the Sempere’s bookshop and threatens to reveal a terrible secret that has been buried for two decades in the dark memory of the city. When knowing the truth, Daniel realises that his destiny leads inexorably to face the greatest of the shadows: the one that is growing inside him. (My free translation).

The Prisoner of Heaven has just been released in Spain, the English language version will be out in the UK on 21/06/2012.

See additional information at Carlos Ruiz Zafón official website (in English).

5 thoughts on “The Cemetery of the Forgotten Books”

  1. José Ignacio – This does look enticing! Thanks for telling us about it.

  2. In the US, the title of the book is THE SHADOW OF THE WIND, I read this book in a day; I couldn’t put it down. Such a wonderful story and such wonderful writing.
    I read the ANGEL’S GAME when it was published and it did not have the same impact. The first book is magic.
    I am looking forward to meeting Daniel again when the book becomes available in 2012.
    In the meantime, I reposted the original review so that people who have recently found my blog ( would have the opportunity to learn how wonderful the book is.

    1. Thank you Beth. Sorry if my entry is not clear. The book title is The Shadow of the Wind (in Spanish La sombra del viento). The Cemetery of the Forgotten Books refers to the trilogy, but I understand it will be a quartet.

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