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The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Midnight Palace

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From the author of The Shadow of the Wind, the haunting story of a secret society and a labyrinthine railway station with a dark past. Written with a teenage audience in mind but enjoyable by all.

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The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

1916, Calcutta. A man pauses for breath outside the ruins of Jheeter's Gate station knowing he has only hours to live. Pursued by assassins, he must ensure the safety of two newborn twins, before disappearing into the night to meet his fate. 1932. Ben and his friends are due to leave the orphanage which has been their home for sixteen years. Tonight will be the final meeting of their secret club, in the old ruin they christened The Midnight Palace. Then Ben discovers he has a sister - and together they learn the tragic story of their past, as a shadowy figures lures them to a terrifying showdown in the ruins of Jheeter's Gate station.

About the Author

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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26th April 2012


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Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co


336 pages


Literary Fiction
NewGen - YA Fiction
Historical Fiction
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Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage)



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