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 ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 11/04/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781780222851
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Review by riverwillow
I loved <i>The Shadow of the Wind</i>, wasn't a fan of <i>The Angel's Game</i>, and really hoped that this book would be a return to form. Sadly it wasn't. It was OK, but nowhere near as magical and compelling as <i>The Shadow of the Wind</i>, which really shows how well Zafon can write. Yes it was nice to hear Fermin's story and to hear more about David Martin and Daniel Sempere. There's apparently a fourth book to come, I'll see how I feel when it comes out in paperback as, at the moment its not one that I am going to rush to read.