The Midnight Palace

Paperback | April 10, 2012

byCarlos Ruiz Zafon

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Set in Calcutta in the 1930s,The Midnight Palacebegins on a dark night when an English lieutenant fights to save newborn twins Ben and Sheere from an unthinkable threat. Despite monsoon-force rains and terrible danger lurking around every street corner, the young lieutenant manages to get them to safety, but not without losing his own life. . . .

Years later, on the eve of Ben and Sheere's sixteenth birthday, the mysterious threat reenters their lives. This time, it may be impossible to escape. With the help of their brave friends, the twins will have to take a stand against the terror that watches them in the shadows of the night--and face the most frightening creature in the history of the City of Palaces.

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In the heart ofCalcuttalurks a dark mystery....Set in Calcutta in the 1930s,The Midnight Palacebegins on a dark night when an English lieutenant fights to save newborn twins Ben and Sheere from an unthinkable threat. Despite monsoon-force rains and terrible danger lurking around every street corner, the young lieutenant manages to get ...

Carlos Ruiz Zafón is the author of six novels, including theNew York TimesbestsellerThe Prince of Mistand the international phenomenaThe Shadow of the WindandThe Angel's Game. His work has been publishedin more than fifty countries and honored with numerous awards. Hedivides his time between Barcelona, Spain, and Los Angeles, Californi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.38 × 0.75 inPublished:April 10, 2012Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316044741

ISBN - 13:9780316044745

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Novel for Young Adults This book stays true to Carols Ruiz Zafr?n's dark, mysterious, melancholic style of writing. As noted at the very beginning of the novel it is intended for young adults and is the second novel he ever wrote. It is not to the same level of writing that you may have come to expect from 'Shadow of the Wind' if you are an adult audience. It is completely appropriate and intriguing for teenagers.
Date published: 2014-07-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from amateur story and writing heard of this writer through reviews on the shadow of the wind. apparently he's a great writer and the story is suppose to be amazing. therefore i decided to get this book since no one had written a review and it sounded really interesting. about 7 friends discovering a dangerous ancient mystery that involves one of them. they protect, fight and love each other- creating their own secret society. writing is amateur not much substance, easy read and you could finish it in a few hours. the print is large and massive spacing. i was expecting more since the cover made it seem like a in depth mystery, but i should have known better since the book is fairly short. i also found it in the teen section, so that would make sense as well. reminds me of goosebumps good spooky story for teens, but not for adults. you want more advance reading try justin cronin. i would try another of this author's novel.
Date published: 2012-04-21