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Carlos Ruiz Zafon - Author

About the Author

Carlos Ruiz Zafón was born in Barcelona and grew up under the shadow of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia cathedral, just a block away from the family home. For a few years he lived in Los Angeles, working as a screenwriter, and has published four novels for young-adults before escaping everything to write THE SHADOW OF THE WIND, a novel that has become an international literary phenomenon in over 20 countries. His work has been translated into 17 languages. Now back in Barcelona, he is presently at work on a new novel.

Featured books by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Marina

Marina

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2013

'Fifteen years on, the remembrance of that day has returned to me. I have seen that boy wandering through the mist of the railway station, and the name of Marina has flared up again like a fresh wound. We all have a secret buried under lock and key in the attic of our soul. This is mine...' In May 1980, 15-year-old Oscar Drai suddenly vanishes from his boarding school in the old quarter of Barcelona. For seven days and nights no one knows his whereabouts...His story begins in the heart of old Barcelona, when he meets Marina and her father German Blau, a portrait painter. Marina takes Oscar to a cemetery to watch a macabre ritual that occurs on the fourth Sunday of each month. At 10 a.m. precisely a coach pulled by black horses appears. From it descends a woman dressed in black, her face shrouded, wearing gloves, holding a single rose. She walks over to a gravestone that bears no name, only the mysterious emblem of a black butterfly with open wings. When Oscar and Marina decide to follow her they begin a journey that will take them to the heights of a forgotten, post-war Barcelona, a world of aristocrats and actresses, inventors and tycoons; and a dark secret that lies waiting in the mysterious labyrinth beneath the city streets.

The Prisoner of Heaven

The Prisoner of Heaven

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/04/2013

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 HE 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 ...

Other books by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Labyrinth of the Spirits From the bestselling author of The Shadow of the Wind

The Labyrinth of the Spirits From the bestselling author of The Shadow of the Wind

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2018

The long-awaited new novel from the author of the global bestseller and modern classic, The Shadow of the Wind. In the heart of Barcelona's winding alleyways, Daniel Sempere runs the Sempere & Sons bookshop - a place of refuge for booklovers and wandering souls. Married and with a young son, Daniel is still haunted by the strange rumours surrounding his mother's death. One night, he dreams he is standing in The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a secret library of forgotten titles known only by a few. There he finds a white coffin containing the body of his mother. As he reaches towards her, she utters the words 'You must tell the truth, Daniel.' Aided by his trusted friend Fermin, Daniel realises he must lay her ghost to rest. It is a journey that will take him back deep into the past. To a young girl abandoned amid the wreckage of the civil war. To a wealthy government minister tormented by an anonymous blackmailer. To the secrets behind a series of prohibited books called The Labyrinth of the Spirits. And at the heart of the enigma is Alicia Gris, born in the shadows of the war, who holds the secrets to the family's past. An electrifying story of passion, intrigue and adventure, The Labyrinth of Spirits is a Russian doll of a novel, of plots within plots, where even the shadows have a story to tell.

The Labyrinth of the Spirits From the bestselling author of The Shadow of the Wind

The Labyrinth of the Spirits From the bestselling author of The Shadow of the Wind

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/09/2018

The long-awaited new novel from the author of the global bestseller and modern classic, The Shadow of the Wind. As a child, Daniel Sempere discovered among the passageways of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books an extraordinary novel that would change the course of his life. Now a young man in the Barcelona of the late 1950s, Daniel runs the Sempere & Sons bookshop and enjoys a seemingly fulfilling life with his loving wife and son. Yet the mystery surrounding the death of his mother continues to plague his soul despite the moving efforts of his wife Bea and his faithful friend Fermin to save him. Just when Daniel believes he is close to solving this enigma, a conspiracy more sinister than he could have imagined spreads its tentacles from the hellish regime. That is when Alicia Gris appears, a soul born out of the nightmare of the war. She is the one who will lead Daniel to the edge of the abyss and reveal the secret history of his family, although at a terrifying price. The Labyrinth of the Spirits is an electrifying tale of passion, intrigue and adventure. Within its haunting pages Carlos Ruiz Zafon masterfully weaves together plots and subplots in an intricate and intensely imagined homage to books, the art of storytelling and that magical bridge between literature and our lives. 'For the first time in 20 years or so as a book reviewer, I am tempted to dust off the old superlatives and event to employ some particularly vulgar cliches from the repertoire of publishers' blurbs. My colleagues may be shocked, but I don't care, I can't help myself, here goes. The Shadow of the Wind is a triumph of the storyteller's art. I couldn't put it down. Enchanting, hilarious and heartbreaking, this book will change your life. Carlos Ruiz Zafon has done that exceedingly rare thing - he has produced, in his first novel, a popular masterpiece, an instant classic' Daily Telegraph

Labyrinth of the Spirits

Labyrinth of the Spirits

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2018

The internationally acclaimed,New York Timesbestselling author returns to the magnificent universe he constructed in his bestselling novelsThe Shadow of the Wind, The Angels Game,andThe Prisoner of Heavenin this riveting series finalea heart-pounding thriller and nail-biting work of suspense which introduces a sexy, seductive new heroine whose investigation shines a light on the dark history of Francos Spain.In this unforgettable final volume of Ruiz Zafns cycle of novels set in the universe of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, beautiful and enigmatic Alicia Gris, with the help of the Sempere family, uncovers one of the most shocking conspiracies in all Spanish history.Nine-year-old Alicia lost her parents during the Spanish Civil War when the Nacionales (the fascists) savagely bombed Barcelona in 1938. Twenty years later, she still carries the emotional and physical scars of that violent and terrifying time. Weary of her work as an investigator for Spains secret police in Madrid, a job she has held for more than a decade, the twenty-nine-year old plans to move on. At the insistence of her boss, Leandro Montalvo, she remains to solve one last case: the mysterious disappearance of Spains Minister of Culture, Mauricio Valls.With her partner, the intimidating policeman Juan Manuel Vargas, Alicia discovers a possible cluea rare book by the author Victor Mataix hidden in Valls office in his Madrid mansion. Valls was the director of the notorious Montjuic Prison in Barcelona during World War II where several writers were imprisoned, including David Martn and Victor Mataix. Traveling to Barcelona on the trail of these writers, Alicia and Vargas meet with several booksellers, including Juan Sempere, who knew her parents.As Alicia and Vargas come closer to finding Valls, they uncover a tangled web of kidnappings and murders tied to the Franco regime, whose corruption is more widespread and horrifying than anyone imagined. Alicias courageous and uncompromising search for the truth puts her life in peril. Only with the help of a circle of devoted friends will she emerge from the dark labyrinths of Barcelona and its history into the light of the future.In this haunting new novel, Carlos Ruiz Zafn proves yet again that he is a masterful storyteller and pays homage to the world of books, to his ingenious creation of the Cemetery of Forgotten, and to that magical bridgebetween literature and our lives.

The Shadow of the Wind The Cemetery of Forgotten Books 1

The Shadow of the Wind The Cemetery of Forgotten Books 1

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

The international bestseller and modern classic - over 20 million copies sold worldwide 'Shadow is the real deal, a novel full of cheesy splendour and creaking trapdoors, a novel where even the subplots have subplots. One gorgeous read' STEPHEN KING 'An instant classic' DAILY TELEGRAPH The Shadow of the Wind is a stunning literary thriller in which the discovery of a forgotten book leads to a hunt for an elusive author who may or may not still be alive... Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'Cemetery of Lost Books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'The Shadow of the Wind' by Julian Carax. But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from the book, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax's work in order to burn them. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind... A SUNDAY TIMES bestseller and chosen for the Richard & Judy book club. 'Part gothic mystery, past ribald comedy, part political thriller, part Borgesian parable, and all marvellous' SUNDAY TIMES 'A hymn of praise to all the joys of reading' INDEPENDENT 'A magical tale' CECILIA AHERN 'One of those rare novels that combine brilliant plotting with sublime writing' SUNDAY TIMES 'Gripping and instantly atmospheric' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'A book lover's dream' THE TIMES 'Irresistibly readable...Walk down any street in Zafon's Barcelona and you'll glimpse the shades of the past and the secrets of the present' GUARDIAN 'Diabolically good' ELLE 'This gripping novel has the feel of a gothic ghost story complete with crumbling, ivy-covered mansions, gargoyles and dank prison cells...this is just the sort of literary mystery that would have found favour with Wilkie Collins' DAILY MAIL 'A deeply satisfying, rich, full read' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'A page-turning exploration of obsession in literature and love' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'An astounding critical success. There's an intricate plot, a gothic atmosphere and an elusive quest, as well as murders, intrigue and star-crossed lovers' GUARDIAN

Das Labyrinth der Lichter

Das Labyrinth der Lichter

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: eBook Release Date: 16/03/2017

Packend, rasant und voller Magie - der neue Zafon!Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Autor des Weltbestsellers Der Schatten des Windes ist zuruck! Mit seinen Romanen rund um den Friedhof der Vergessenen Bucher schuf der spanische Bestsellerautor eine der faszinierendsten Erzahlwelten aller Zeiten. Die Verheiung, die mit Der Schatten des Windes begann, findet mit seinem neuen groen Roman Das Labyrinth der Lichter ihre Vollendung. Spanien in den dunklen Tagen des Franco-Regimes: Ein Auftrag der Politischen Polizei fuhrt die eigenwillige Alicia Gris von Madrid zuruck in ihre Heimatstadt Barcelona. Unter groter Geheimhaltung soll sie das plotzliche Verschwinden des Ministers Mauricio Valls aufklaren, dessen dunkle Vergangenheit als Direktor des Gefangnisses von Montjuic ihn nun einzuholen scheint. In seinem Besitz befand sich ein geheimnisvolles Buch aus der Serie Das Labyrinth der Lichter das Alicia auf schmerzliche Weise an ihr eigenes Schicksal erinnert. Es fuhrt sie in die Buchhandlung Sempere & Sohne, tief in Barcelonas Herz. Der Zauber dieses Ortes schlagt sie in seinen Bann, und wie durch einen Nebel steigen Bilder ihrer Kindheit in ihr auf. Doch die Antworten, die Alicia dort findet, bringen nicht nur ihr Leben in allerhochste Gefahr, sondern auch das der Menschen, die sie am meisten liebt. Meisterlich verknupft Carlos Ruiz Zafon die Erzahlfaden seiner Weltbestseller Der Schatten des Windes Das Spiel des Engels und Der Gefangene des Himmels zu einem spannenden Finale.

Gaudi in Manhattan

Gaudi in Manhattan

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: eBook Release Date: 25/06/2015

Die wiederentdeckte Erzahlung des groen spanischen RomanciersIn seiner phantastischen Erzahlung Gaudi in Manhattan verbindet der groe spanische Erzahler Carlos Ruiz Zafon zwei der schonsten Schauplatze, die die Literatur kennt: Barcelona und Manhattan. Gaudi, der Baumeister Barcelonas, soll in Manhattan einen Wolkenkratzer bauen. Als er nach New York reist um das Angebot zu verhandeln, begegnet ihm eine ratselhafte Frauengestalt, die ihn vor eine schicksalhafte Entscheidung stellt.

Marina

Marina

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2015

'Fifteen years on, the remembrance of that day has returned to me. I have seen that boy wandering through the mist of the railway station, and the name of Marina has flared up again like a fresh wound. We all have a secret buried under lock and key in the attic of our soul. This is mine...' In May 1980, 15-year-old Oscar Drai suddenly vanishes from his boarding school in the old quarter of Barcelona. For seven days and nights no one knows his whereabouts... His story begins in the heart of old Barcelona, when he meets Marina and her father German Blau, a portrait painter. Marina takes Oscar to a cemetery to watch a macabre ritual that occurs on the fourth Sunday of each month. At 10 a.m. precisely a coach pulled by black horses appears. From it descends a woman dressed in black, her face shrouded, wearing gloves, holding a single rose. She walks over to a gravestone that bears no name, only the mysterious emblem of a black butterfly with open wings. When Oscar and Marina decide to follow her they begin a journey that will take them to the heights of a forgotten, post-war Barcelona, a world of aristocrats and actresses, inventors and tycoons; and a dark secret that lies waiting in the mysterious labyrinth beneath the city streets. Carlos Ruiz Zafon was born in Barcelona and is the author of seven novels including THE SHADOW OF THE WIND. He is one of the world's most read and best-loved writers. His work has been translated into more than 40 languages and published around the world, garnering numerous international prizes and reaching millions of readers. He divides his time between Barcelona and Los Angeles.

The Watcher in the Shadows

The Watcher in the Shadows

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2014

A mysterious toymaker who lives as a recluse in an old mansion, surrounded by the mechanical beings he has created... an enigma surrounding strange lights that shine through the mists that envelop the small island on which the old lighthouse stands... a shadowy creature that hides deep in the woods... these are the elements of a mystery that bind 14-year-old Irene to Ismael during one magical summer spent in the Blue Bay. Irene's mother has taken a job as a housekeeper for the toymaker, Lazarus, but his house contains more secrets than Irene and Ishmael have bargained for.

Marina

Marina

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: eBook Release Date: 22/07/2014

"e;We all have a secret buried under lock and key in the attic of our soul. This is mine."e;When Fifteen-year-old Oscar Drai suddenly vanishes from his boarding school in Barcelona, no one knows his whereabouts for seven days and seven nights. His story begins when he meets the strange Marina while he's exploring an old quarter of the city. She leads Oscar to a cemetery, where they watch a macabre ritual that occurs on the last Sunday of each month. At exactly ten o'clock in the morning, a woman shrouded in a black velvet cloak descends from her carriage to place a single rose on an unmarked grave. When Oscar and Marina decide to follow her, they begin a journey that transports them to a forgotten postwar Barcelona--a world of aristocrats and actresses, inventors and tycoons--an reveals a dark secret that lies waiting in the mysterious labyrinth beneath the city streets. Carlos Ruiz Zafon's haunting Marina has long been a cult classic in Spain and is now an international bestseller.

Watcher in the Shadows

Watcher in the Shadows

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2013

A chilling, compelling mystery from the internationally bestselling author of The Shadow of the Wind.When fourteen-year-old Irene Sauvelle moves with her family to Cape House on the coast of Normandy, she's immediately taken by the beauty of the place--its expansive cliffs, coasts, and harbors. There, she meets a local boy named Ishmael, and the two soon fall in love. But a dark plot is about to unfold involving a reclusive toymaker who lives in a gigantic mansion filled with mechanical beings and shadows of the past.As strange lights shine through the fog surrounding a small, barren island, Irene's younger brother dreams of a dark creature hidden deep in the forest. And when a young girl is found murdered, her body at the end of a path torn through the woods by a monstrous, inhuman force, Irene and Ishmael wonder--has a demonic presence been unleashed on the inhabitants of Cape House? Together, they'll have to survive the most terrifying summer of their lives.

The Prisoner of Heaven

The Prisoner of Heaven

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/04/2013

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 HE 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 ...

Der Schatten des Windes

Der Schatten des Windes

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: eBook Release Date: 07/03/2013

Der unvergessliche Roman eines einzigartigen Erzahlers - Carlos Ruiz Zafons WelterfolgAn einem dunstigen Sommermorgen des Jahres 1945 wird der junge Daniel Sempere von seinem Vater an einen geheimnisvollen Ort in Barcelona gefuhrt - den Friedhof der Vergessenen Bucher. Dort entdeckt Daniel den Roman eines verschollenen Autors fur sich, er heit Der Schatten des Windes und er wird sein Leben verandern ...Carlos Ruiz Zafon eroberte mit seinem Buch die Herzen leidenschaftlicher Leser rund um den Globus. Der Schatten des Windes bildet den Auftakt eines einzigartigen, fesselnden und beruhrenden Werks, er ist der erste von vier Barcelona-Romanen um den Friedhof der Vergessenen Bucher und die Buchhandler Sempere & Sohne. Auf Der Schatten des Windes folgten Das Spiel des Engels und Der Gefangene des Himmels. Der vierte und abschlieende Band ist in Arbeit.

Der Gefangene des Himmels

Der Gefangene des Himmels

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2012

Der packendste und temporeichste Roman des groen Carlos Ruiz Zafon, der mit den beiden Weltbestsellern Der Schatten des Windes und Das Spiel des Engels Millionen Leser auf der ganzen Welt in den Bann schlug.Jah wird das traumschone Barcelona aus dem Schlummer gerissen und zum Schauplatz eines rasanten Abenteuers: Als Fermin, ein charmanter Herumtreiber und Freund der Buchhandler Sempere, uberraschend Besuch von einem mysteriosen Fremden bekommt, holen ihn finstere Intrigen aus der Zeit des Spanischen Burgerkriegs ein. Sie drohen nicht nur sein Leben und Liebesgluck zu zerstoren, sondern schlingen sich bald auch um das Gluck seiner Freunde ... Spannender und temporeicher als je zuvor entfuhrt uns Carlos Ruiz Zafon mit erzahlerischem Furor in eine magische Geschichte von Verfolgung, Liebe und Freundschaft.

Prisoner of Heaven

Prisoner of Heaven

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: eBook Release Date: 10/07/2012

Once again, internationally acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author Carlos Ruiz Zafn creates a rich, labyrinthine tale of love, literature, passion, and revenge, set in a dark, gothic Barcelona, in which the heroes of The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game must contend with a nemesis that threatens to destroy them.Gabriel Garca Mrquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show."e; New York Times Book Review on Shadow of the Wind

Der dunkle Wachter

Der dunkle Wachter

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: eBook Release Date: 23/08/2011

Carlos Ruiz Zafons groer SchauerromanCravenmoore - so heit das geheimnisumwobene Anwesen, auf dem der Spielzeugfabrikant Lazarus Jann mit zahllosen seiner Konstruktionen lebt: mechanischen Menschen, die ihm Diener und Gesellschaft sind und ihn vor den dunklen Schatten seiner Vergangenheit bewahren sollen. Familie Sauvelle, die Lazarus aus seiner Einsamkeit reit, weckt auch sein morderisches Geheimnis aus jahrelangem Schlaf. Ein brutaler Mord reit die Familie aus ihrem neuen Gluck. Der Sommer an der blauen Bucht, der so strahlend begann, konnte ihr letzter werden.Nach dem Tod ihres Mannes zieht Simone Sauvelle mit ihrer Tochter Irene und ihrem Sohn Dorian in ein kleines Dorf an der Kuste der Normandie. Ihr neuer Job auf dem Anwesen Cravenmoore verspricht nach Jahren der Entbehrung endlich einen glanzenden Neuanfang. Schnell verbindet die Sauvelles eine enge Freundschaft mit dem liebenswerten Spielzeugfabrikanten, doch die prunkvollen Mauern von Cravenmoore werden vor allem Irene und ihrem neuen Freund Ismael immer unheimlicher.Warum durfen sie bestimmte Zimmer nicht betreten und warum ist die schwerkranke Frau des Fabrikanten nie zu sehen? Was hat es mit den geheimnisvollen Septemberlichtern auf sich, die vom Leuchtturm drohen? Als ein brutaler Mord geschieht, versuchen Irene und Ismael das Geheimnis von Cravenmoore aufzudecken und wecken damit die dunklen Schatten der Vergangenheit. Der spanische Bestsellerautor Carlos Ruiz Zafon, der mit "e;Der Schatten des Windes"e; Millionen von Lesern auf der ganzen Welt begeisterte, ist ein Meister des Unheimlichen, ein Meister des Schauerromans. Mit Der dunkle Wachter weiht uns Zafon in ein dunkles Geheimnis ein, das Spannung und Gansehaut garantiert.

Marina

Marina

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2011

Als Oscar Drai das Madchen Marina trifft, ahnt er nicht, dass sie sein Leben fur immer verandern wird. Mit ihrem Vater lebt sie in einer alten Villa wie in einer vergangenen Zeit. Marina bringt Oscar auf die Spur einer mysteriosen Dame in Schwarz, und bald befinden sich die beiden mitten in einem Albtraum aus Trauer, Wut und Groenwahn, der alles Gluck zu zerstoren droht.Nur kurz vor seinen Weltbestsellern Der Schatten des Windes Das Spiel des Engels und Der Gefangene des Himmels schuf Carlos Ruiz Zafon Marina. Erstmals beschwort Zafon sein unnachahmliches Barcelona herauf und erzahlt die dramatische Geschichte eines jungen Mannes, der um sein Gluck und seine groe Liebe kampft.

Der Mitternachtspalast

Der Mitternachtspalast

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: eBook Release Date: 27/10/2010

"e;Es gibt zwei Dinge im Leben, die du dir nicht aussuchen kannst. Das eine sind deine Feinde. Das andere ist deine Familie. Manchmal ist der Unterschied zwischen beiden schwer zu erkennen."e;Carlos Ruiz Zafon, MitternachtspalastIn der verblassten Kolonialschonheit Kalkutta begegnet Ben in den 30er Jahren der geheimnisvollen Sheere, von der er sich magisch angezogen fuhlt. Beide sind ohne Eltern aufgewachsen; er im Internat, sie bei ihrer Gromutter. Nun konnen sie nicht mehr ohne einander sein. Doch als hatte eine dunkle Macht nur auf ihr Zusammentreffen gewartet, geraten die beiden bald in einen morderischen Strudel und mussen erkennen, dass sie weit mehr verbindet als groe Gefuhle ...Mit dem dunkel schillernden Kalkutta hat Carlos Ruiz Zafon ein Traumgespinst von einer Stadt geschaffen, das seinem unvergleichlichen Barcelona in nichts nachsteht - Ben und Sheeres groe, tragische Geschichte wird man lange nicht vergessen.

Der Furst des Nebels

Der Furst des Nebels

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: eBook Release Date: 10/03/2010

Carlos Ruiz Zafons legendarer erster Roman - neu ubersetzt und fesselnd von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite. Ein fruhes Meisterstuck dieses begnadeten Erzahlers.In "e;Der Furst des Nebels"e; fliehen Max und seine Familie vor dem tobenden Krieg. Ein altes Haus am Meer verheit Frieden und Sicherheit. Doch schon bald legt sich ein dunkler Schatten uber den Zufluchtsort, als Max erfahrt, dass der Sohn der ehemaligen Bewohner unter mysteriosen Umstanden ertrunken ist. Eine geheimnisvolle Macht bedroht nun auch das Leben seiner Familie. Als er mit seinem neuen Freund Roland zum Wrack der Orpheus taucht, kann Max formlich fuhlen, wie etwas Schreckliches in der Tiefe lauert. Gibt es eine Verbindung zum finsteren "e;Furst des Nebels"e;, von dem der Leuchtturmwarter erzahlt? Und hat der ihnen wirklich alles gesagt?Als Max erkennt, welch grauenvolle Gefahr wirklich droht, hat sich bereits ein Sturm zusammengebraut: etwas lange Totgeglaubtes erhebt sein Haupt und macht sich auf die Jagd.

Das Spiel des Engels

Das Spiel des Engels

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2009

Ein Labyrinth voller GeheimnisseBarcelona in den turbulenten Jahren vor dem Burgerkrieg: Der junge David Martin fristet sein Leben als Autor von Schauergeschichten. Als ernsthafter Schriftsteller verkannt, von einer todlichen Krankheit bedroht und um die Liebe seines Lebens betrogen, scheinen seine groen Erwartungen sich in nichts aufzulosen. Doch einer glaubt an sein Talent: Der mysteriose Verleger Andreas Corelli macht ihm ein Angebot, das Verheiung und Versuchung zugleich ist. David kann nicht widerstehen und ahnt nicht, in wessen Bann er gerat - und in welchen Strudel furchterregender Ereignisse ...Mit unwiderstehlicher erzahlerischer Kraft lockt uns Carlos Ruiz Zafon wieder auf den Friedhof der Vergessenen Bucher: mitten hinein in einen Kosmos voller Spannung und Fantastik, Freundschaft und Liebe, Schrecken und Intrige. In eine Welt, die vom diabolischen Wunsch nach ewiger Schonheit regiert wird.

Angel's Game

Angel's Game

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: eBook Release Date: 16/06/2009

From master storyteller Carlos Ruiz Zafn, author of the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind, comes The Angels Gamea dazzling new page-turner about the perilous nature of obsession, in literature and in love.The whole of Barcelona stretched out at my feet and I wanted to believe that, when I opened those windows, its streets would whisper stories to me, secrets I could capture on paper and narrate to whomever cared to listen . . .In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man, David Martn, makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym. The survivor of a troubled childhood, he has taken refuge in the world of books and spends his nights spinning baroque tales about the citys underworld. But perhaps his dark imaginings are not as strange as they seem, for in a locked room deep within the house lie photographs and letters hinting at the mysterious death of the previous owner. Like a slow poison, the history of the place seeps into his bones as he struggles with an impossible love. Close to despair, David receives a letter from a reclusive French editor, Andreas Corelli, who makes him the offer of a lifetime. He is to write a book unlike anything that has ever existeda book with the power to change hearts and minds. In return, he will receive a fortune, and perhaps more. But as David begins the work, he realizes that there is a connection between his haunting book and the shadows that surround his home.Once again, Zafn takes us into a dark, gothic universe first seen in the Shadow of the Wind and creates a breathtaking adventure of intrigue, romance, and tragedy. Through a dizzingly constructed labyrinth of secrets, the magic of books, passion, and friendship blend into a masterful story.

Shadow of the Wind

Shadow of the Wind

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2005

Barcelona, 1945just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother's face. To console his only child, Daniel's widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona's guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again. Daniel's father coaxes him to choose a volume from the spiraling labyrinth of shelves, one that, it is said, will have a special meaning for him. And Daniel so loves the novel he selects, The Shadow of the Wind by one Julian Carax, that he sets out to find the rest of Carax's work. To his shock, he discovers that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book this author has written. In fact, he may have the last one in existence. Before Daniel knows it his seemingly innocent quest has opened a door into one of Barcelona's darkest secrets, an epic story of murder, magic, madness and doomed love. And before long he realizes that if he doesn't find out the truth about Julian Carax, he and those closest to him will suffer horribly.As with all astounding novels, The Shadow of the Wind sends the mind groping for comparisonsThe Crimson Petal and the White? The novels of Arturo Perez-Reverte? Of Victor Hugo? Love in the Time of Cholera?but in the end, as with all astounding novels, no comparison can suffice. As one leading Spanish reviewer wrote, ';The originality of Ruiz Zafon's voice is bombproof and displays a diabolical talent. The Shadow of the Wind announces a phenomenon in Spanish literature.' An uncannily absorbing historical mystery, a heart-piercing romance, and a moving homage to the mystical power of books, The Shadow of the Wind is a triumph of the storyteller's art.

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