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The Prince of Mist

by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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From the bestselling author of THE SHADOW OF THE WIND, the haunting story of a ghostly ship and an age-old curse.

 

Utterly gripping, this is a deliciously haunting and chilling tale of dark magic and treachery which reaches out across time threatening all who cross its path.

 

A move to a house by the sea is designed to give Max and his sisters a safe home away from the dangers of the city in wartime. Although their new home comes with a tragic story of a young boy’s death, the family assume all sadness will have died with him. But, gradually, Max begins to uncover the secrets behind that death and in doing so, to find himself confronting the devilry of it head on. The superficial delights of the new seaside home and the friendships it brings are soon engulfed in a desperate and thrilling struggle for survival.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Prince of Mist Synopsis

1943. As war sweeps across Europe, Max Carver's father moves his family away from the city, to an old wooden house on the coast. But as soon as they arrive, strange things begin to happen: Max discovers a garden filled with eerie statues; his sisters are plagued by unsettling dreams and voices; a box of old films opens a window to the past. Most unsettling of all are rumours about the previous owners and the mysterious disappearance of their son. As Max delves into the past, he encounters the terrifying story of the Prince of Mist, a sinister shadow who emerges from the night to settle old scores, then disappears with the first mists of dawn ...Originally published in Spain as a young adult novel, THE PRINCE OF MIST is a mesmerising tale of mystery, romance and adventure.

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ISBN: 9780753828557
Publication date: 28/03/2011
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781444000443
Publication date: 27/05/2010
Publisher: Orion Children's Books, an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780753828557
Publication date: 28th March 2011
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups,
Categories: Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage),

About Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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.

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