The Prisoner of Heaven

The Prisoner of Heaven

by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

HarperCollins | July 3, 2012 | Hardcover

The Prisoner of Heaven is rated 4.28571428571429 out of 5 by 7.

The Prisoner of Heaven returns to the world of The Cemetery of Forgotten Books and the Sempere & Sons bookshop, where Daniel, and his old friend Fermín Romero de Torres, are tending shop. Daniel is now married with a son, and Fermín is soon to follow. Both men lead relatively happy and quiet lives. Enter an enigmatic visitor--a grim old man with a piercing gaze--who inquires about Fermín’s whereabouts. When told he is not in, the old man proceeds to buy the most expensive item in the store, a first edition of The Count of Monte Cristo, adds a dedication and leaves it as a present for Fermín. When Daniel reveals the details of this unsettling encounter to his friend, Fermín reads the dedication, turns pale, and at Daniel’s insistence, decides to open up about a past that has come back to haunt him…a story that will leave Daniel questioning his very existence.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 288 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 1 in

Published: July 3, 2012

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443413798

ISBN - 13: 9781443413794

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved Leaves you wanting more for Daniel, retribution for Isabel, and deliverance for David! Read Angel's Game and Shadows of the Wind too!
Date published: 2015-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Captivating Characters This story captures the wish of a generation that saw atrocities to make things better for the following one, by keeping secrets. A true representation of my grandparent's generation. It further touches on some truly good people among the bad of the regime of the time.
Date published: 2014-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Prisoner of Heaven Good read. Intricate story line.
Date published: 2014-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly enchanting Captivating. I'm not sure if my tears are for the story or for the end of the book. All I can think is, "I must read all three again"
Date published: 2012-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Prisoner of Heaven The literacy in this book, particularly the first half, is an absolute feast for the starved mind. Fermin is the swashbuckling wit that modern literature needs much more of.
Date published: 2012-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A terrific writer First two books, The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game, by this author were well written, very unique in story line, and interesting characters. This was equally as good. Zafon has created a time and place that vividly draws the reader to the Sempere bookshop and all that it, and its owners, treasure.
Date published: 2012-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gothic Barcelona I was more than thrilled to get my hands on this book. “The Prisoner of Heaven” continues the stories started in “The Shadow of the Wind” and “The Angel’s Game”. Or it’s perhaps more correct to say that this book is a neat little tie in between the other two books as it fills in more of the story about Daniel Sempere and David Martin. Gothic Barcelona is a wonderful place to visit for a short while. Zafon is one of those writers who can make the words flow seamlessly in such a way that you never want to put the book down. Having said that, I wanted a lot more from this book, a lot more detail and information. It seems as though Zafon wrote this book just as a prelude to, what I hope, is a fourth novel that is as rich and in depth as “The Shadow of the Wind” and “The Angel’s Game”. “The Prisoner of Heaven” was lacking in depth. The chapters were short and seemed to only give me enough to move on with the story without filling in the cracks with the wonderful tidbits found in the previous two books. Still...I thoroughly entertained and enjoyed this book, and look forward to much more from this author.
Date published: 2012-07-26
Rated out of 5 by from Carlos Ruiz Zafon #mustread
Date published: 2012-06-14
Rated out of 5 by from I started reading this last night. Like his other books the translation is well done and this is looking like a real page turner.
Date published: 2012-06-01

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The Prisoner of Heaven

The Prisoner of Heaven

by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 288 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 1 in

Published: July 3, 2012

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443413798

ISBN - 13: 9781443413794

From the Publisher

The Prisoner of Heaven returns to the world of The Cemetery of Forgotten Books and the Sempere & Sons bookshop, where Daniel, and his old friend Fermín Romero de Torres, are tending shop. Daniel is now married with a son, and Fermín is soon to follow. Both men lead relatively happy and quiet lives. Enter an enigmatic visitor--a grim old man with a piercing gaze--who inquires about Fermín’s whereabouts. When told he is not in, the old man proceeds to buy the most expensive item in the store, a first edition of The Count of Monte Cristo, adds a dedication and leaves it as a present for Fermín. When Daniel reveals the details of this unsettling encounter to his friend, Fermín reads the dedication, turns pale, and at Daniel’s insistence, decides to open up about a past that has come back to haunt him…a story that will leave Daniel questioning his very existence.

About the Author

Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of two critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling novels,The Shadow of the WindandThe Angel's Game, is one of the world's most-read and best-loved writers. His work, which also includes prizewinning young adult novels, has been translated into more than fifty languages and published around the world, garnering numerous international prizes and reaching millions of readers. He divides his time between Barcelona and Los Angeles.

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR THE SHADOW OF THE WIND "Anyone who enjoys novels that are scary, erotic, touching, tragic and thrilling should rush right out to the nearest bookstore and pick up The Shadow of the Wind. Really, you should."

- MICHAEL DIRDA, THE WASHINGTON POST

PRAISE FOR THE SHADOW OF THE WIND "A dream date for those who love books."

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