CARLOS RUIZ ZAFON is the author of eight novels, including the
internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed Cemetery of
Forgotten Books series: THE SHADOW OF THE WIND, THE ANGEL'S GAME,
THE PRISONER OF HEAVEN and THE LABYRINTH OF THE SPIRITS.
His work, which also includes prizewinning young adult novels, has been translated into more than fifty languages and published around the world, garnering numerous awards and reaching millions of readers.
Zafon is a master storyteller, combining the postmodern
and the traditional in an enchanting hymn to literature...
Magnificent: a dizzying tale of drama, intrigue and
passion * Mail on Sunday *
A colossal, genre-crossing achievement... it is to be hoped that Zafon's next books deal as seriously and enjoyable with the present and future of Barcelona. * Guardian *
Moving and engaging. This is a novel to lose oneself in, and it promotes the sort of reading experience we remember from childhood - of complete absorption into a fantasy world * Irish Times *
Rich, ambitious storytelling. * Sunday Times *
Sprawling, seductive and hugely atmospheric * Sunday Express *
Neither too geeky nor too highbrow, Zafon's genre-mashing novels provide a high-definition, alternative account of Spain's turbulent 20th-century history, with added Hollywood blockbuster thrills. I was hooked. * Daily Mail *
This is a suspenseful story of loss, betrayal and redemption. * Independent *
By the author of the brilliant Shadow of the Wind, this is a good long read to relish on chilly winter evenings. * Saga *