Fans of The Shadow of the Wind will be pleased to find that the Cemetery of the Forgotten Books reappears in Zafon’s new novel. Set in 1920’s Barcelona this is a haunting, thrilling, fascinating tale that will keep you thoroughly absorbed and wondering where the story will lead next. Another winner from an author who just keeps getting better and better.
Abridged audiobook edition.
Read by Dan Stevens.
Running Time: 7 hours
The Angel's Game opens in Barcelona in the 1920s and is a prequel to The Shadow of the Wind. David Martin is a young man working in a newspaper office. But late one night the editor of the paper has a crisis - they have just had to drop six pages from the weekend edition and he has a matter of hours to fill them. With most of the staff already home, he turns to David and asks if he can write a short story. If it is good, he will publish more. The resulting story is a huge success and is David's first step on the path to a career as an author. As David's books gain a certain recognition, he receives a mysterious letter from a French editor called Andreas Corelli who wants to help him achieve his ambitions. But the character is not all that he seems and soon David has entered a pact that will lead him question everything he values. He is also befriended by the bookseller Sempere (the grandfather of Daniel from Shadow) who introduces him to the strange world of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. The Angel's Game is a tale of lost souls and literary intrigue; a book steeped in the world of writing, with references to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Great Expectations. It is about the demons a writer faces; but also a page-turning mystery and a love story set against the creaking mansions and mysterious alleyways at the dark heart of Barcelona.
Publication date: 04/06/2009
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||4th June 2009|
|Author:||Carlos Ruiz Zafon|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
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.More About Carlos Ruiz Zafon