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The Prince Of Mist

by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | May 4, 2010 | Hardcover

The Prince Of Mist is rated 4 out of 5 by 3.
It''s wartime, and the Carver family decides to leave the capital where they live and move to a small coastal village where they''ve recently bought a home. But from the minute they cross the threshold, strange things begin to happen. In that mysterious house still lurks the spirit of Jacob, the previous owners'' son, who died by drowning.

With the help of their new friend Roland, Max and Alicia Carver begin to explore the strange circumstances of that death and discover the existence of a mysterious being called the Prince of Mist--a diabolical character who has returned from the shadows to collect on a debt from the past. Soon the three friends find themselves caught up in an adventure of sunken ships and an enchanted stone garden--an adventure that will change their lives forever.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 1 in

Published: May 4, 2010

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316044776

ISBN - 13: 9780316044776

Found in: Fiction and Literature
Appropriate for ages: 12

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Niebla #1 Having read Zafon’s other books for adults, I decided to give the first book in his YA series a try. The atmosphere found in his other books emerges nicely in “The Prince of Mist”. It’s easy to see that the talent Zafon has to write full-size adult novels began in his earlier books for youth. Evil from the past enters the present. A debt owed needs to be paid. A nice spooky tale for younger readers. I found the dialogue to be a be disappointing…perhaps something was lost in the translation. The plot moves along nicely. The characters, however, are a bit flat. Not sure if I’ll read more of Zafon’s YA books but am definitely looking forward to his next adult-aimed novel!
Date published: 2013-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A BOOK FOR ALL AGES: FULL OF SUSPENSE A REAL PAGE TURNER! First I would like to say for those of you who have read "SHADOWS OF THE WIND" and 'THE ANGEL'S GAME," that this book is a far different genre and was written originally for young adults, but it appeals to all ages. The story is about a boy called Max Carver and his family who move from the city to a seaside town on the coast, in order to get away from a war that is looming. The beach house they move into was once owned by a wealthy family called the Fleischmann's. Richard Fleischmann and his wife had only one son. They tragically lose their only child to a drowning. There is also a wreak of a boat that sunk on the rocks by the shore years ago during a violent storm. The only survivor, an engineer, built a lighthouse along the shore near the rocks and becomes the lighthouse keeper. He is also raising a boy named Roland. Roland, Max and his older sister, Alicia become close friends. They are all haunted by a terrible secret know only to the lighthouse keeper. This book is fast paced. It is very hard to put this book down as it is so engrossing. The book gets more chilling and darker with every page read. It can be quite scary at times as secrets are revealed. This book was Carlos Ruiz Zafon's first novel from1993. Mr. Zafon started writing childrens and young adults books, however, this will definitely appeal to all ages just as the author hopes. It was translated by Lucia Graves who does a wonderful job. Nothing is lost in the translation. I loved this book and I know you will too! MY ONLY COMPLAINT WAS IT WAS A VERY QUICK READ, BUT MAYBE THAT IS BECAUSE IT WAS SO ENGROSSING AND LESS THAN 300 PAGES!
Date published: 2010-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A lyrical timeless tale This is a cinematic little tale that has a real timeless quality to it. Evoking WWII, when stories were less action and more atmosphere this beautifully written book somewhat reminds me of The Graveyard Book. No matter what your age is, there's something for you to appreciate. It's not a super original story, but it's a joy to read and contains some genuinely creepy moments. Read this one out loud! The translator has made English sound as musical and romantic as the original Spanish would have.
Date published: 2010-04-20

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The Prince Of Mist

by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 1 in

Published: May 4, 2010

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316044776

ISBN - 13: 9780316044776

From the Publisher

It''s wartime, and the Carver family decides to leave the capital where they live and move to a small coastal village where they''ve recently bought a home. But from the minute they cross the threshold, strange things begin to happen. In that mysterious house still lurks the spirit of Jacob, the previous owners'' son, who died by drowning.

With the help of their new friend Roland, Max and Alicia Carver begin to explore the strange circumstances of that death and discover the existence of a mysterious being called the Prince of Mist--a diabolical character who has returned from the shadows to collect on a debt from the past. Soon the three friends find themselves caught up in an adventure of sunken ships and an enchanted stone garden--an adventure that will change their lives forever.

About the Author

Carlos Ruiz Zafón is the author of six novels, including the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind. His work has been published in more than forty different languages, and honored with numerous international awards, including the Edebé Award, Spain''s most prestigious prize for young adult fiction. He divides his time between Barcelona, Spain, and Los Angeles, California.

Editorial Reviews

*"Zafón is a master storyteller." --VOYA (starred review)

*"A melancholy horror tale." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

*"Awesome." --School Library Journal (starred review)

Appropriate for ages: 12

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