The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Pages: 486
ISBN: 9780143126393
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Release: 2004
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Representing the letter “Z” in a series of 26 collectible editions, a new design of a classic novel follows the son of an antiquarian book dealer who stumbles upon a dark secret while trying to discover why all copies of a mysterious author's books are being systematically destroyed.

The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781921921704
Available:
Release: 2011-12-16
Editor: Text Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Barcelona 1945: young Daniel Sempere is taken to a fabulous secret library called the Cemetery of Forgotten Books where he is told he must 'adopt' a single book, promising to care for it always. Entranced by his chosen book, The Shadow of the Wind, Daniel begins a quest to find the truth about the life and death of its mysterious author.

The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781920885854
Available:
Release: 2006-07-03
Editor: Text Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Shadow of the Wind is a mesmerising love story and literary thriller, which twists and turns and enthralls with its cast of vengeful souls, threatening spectres and innocent hearts. It is 1945 and Barcelona is enduring the long aftermath of civil war when Daniel Sempereâ€TMs bookseller father decides his son is old enough to visit the secret Cemetery of Forgotten Books. There Daniel must †̃adoptâ€TM a single book, promising to care for it and keep it alive always. His choice falls on The Shadow of the Wind. Bewitched, he embarks on an epic quest to find the truth about Julian Carax, the bookâ€TMs mysterious author. Soon Daniel is consumed by strange discoveries about love and obsession, art and life, and how they become entangled within the shadow world of books. This edition of Carlos Ruiz Zafonâ€TMs much-loved bestseller includes Chapter One of his new literary sensation The Angelâ€TMs Game.

The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781101147061
Available:
Release: 2005-01-25
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show."—The New York Times Book Review A New York Times Bestseller Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love. “ Anyone who enjoys novels that are scary, erotic, touching, tragic and thrilling should rush right out to the nearest bookstore and pick up The Shadow of the Wind. Really, you should.”—Michael Dirda, The Washington Post "Wonderous... masterful... The Shadow of the Wind is ultimately a love letter to literature, intended for readers as passionate about storytelling as its young hero."—Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice) "One gorgeous read."—Stephen King

The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780297857136
Available:
Release: 2009-04-16
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Richard & Judy book club choice.

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zaf n Book Analysis

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zaf  n  Book Analysis
Author: Bright Summaries
Pages: 66
ISBN: 9782806280473
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Release: 2016-10-12
Editor: BrightSummaries.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Unlock the more straightforward side of The Shadow of the Wind with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, which tells the story of the young and idealistic Daniel and the mysterious novel he finds in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. He is soon plunged into the decades-old mystery surrounding the novel’s author, Julián Carax, who was reportedly killed in the early days of the Spanish Civil War, and must fight to prevent the book from falling into obscurity. The Shadow of the Wind became an instant international bestseller when it was first published in 2001, and has sold an estimated 15 million copies to date. It is arguably Ruiz Zafón’s best-known work, and is the first instalment in his acclaimed four-book Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. Find out everything you need to know about The Shadow of the Wind in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Angel s Game

The Angel s Game
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780307373731
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Release: 2009-08-11
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From master storyteller Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind, comes The Angel’s Game — a 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 — my new windows — each evening its streets would whisper stories to me, secrets in my ear, that I could catch on paper and narrate to whomever cared to listen… In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man, David Martin, 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 city’s 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 existed — a 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, Zafon 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 dizzyingly constructed labyrinth of secrets, the magic of books, passion, and friendship blend into a masterful story.

The Satapur Moonstone

The Satapur Moonstone
Author: Sujata Massey
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781616959104
Available:
Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Soho Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed novel The Widows of Malabar Hill. India, 1922: It is rainy season in the lush, remote Sahyadri mountains, where the princely state of Satapur is tucked away. A curse seems to have fallen upon Satapur’s royal family, whose maharaja died of a sudden illness shortly before his teenage son was struck down in a tragic hunting accident. The state is now ruled by an agent of the British Raj on behalf of Satapur’s two maharanis, the dowager queen and her daughter-in-law. The royal ladies are in a dispute over the education of the young crown prince, and a lawyer’s counsel is required. However, the maharanis live in purdah and do not speak to men. Just one person can help them: Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s only female lawyer. Perveen is determined to bring peace to the royal house and make a sound recommendation for the young prince’s future, but she arrives to find that the Satapur palace is full of cold-blooded power plays and ancient vendettas. Too late, she realizes she has walked into a trap. But whose? And how can she protect the royal children from the palace’s deadly curse?

The Prisoner of Heaven

The Prisoner of Heaven
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781443413817
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Release: 2012-07-10
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Barcelona, 1957. It is Christmas, and Daniel Sempere and his wife, Bea, have much to celebrate. They have a beautiful new baby son named Julián, and their close friend Fermín Romero de Torres is about to be wed. But their joy is eclipsed when a mysterious stranger visits the Sempere bookshop and threatens to divulge a terrible secret that has been buried for two decades in the city's dark past. His appearance plunges Fermín and Daniel into a dangerous adventure that will take them back to the 1940s and the early days of Franco's dictatorship. The terrifying events of that time launch them on a search for the truth that will put into peril everything they love, and will ultimately transform their lives.

The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind
Author: Richard French Wilcox
Pages: 301
ISBN: 053303650X
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Release: 1979-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Ex Libris

Ex Libris
Author: Ross King
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781448189601
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Release: 2013-06-30
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Responding to a cryptic summons to a remote country house, London bookseller Isaac Inchbold finds himself responsible for restoring a magnificent library pillaged during the English Civil War, and in the process slipping from the surface of 1660s London into an underworld of spies and smugglers, ciphers and forgeries. As he assembles the fragments of a complex historical mystery, Inchbold learns how Sir Ambrose Plessington, founder of the library, escaped from Bohemia on the eve of the Thirty Years War with plunder from the Imperial Library. Inchbold's hunt for one of these stolen volumes - a lost Hermetic text - soon casts him into an elaborate intrigue; his fortunes hang on the discovery of the missing manuscript but his search reveals that the elusive volume is not what it seems and that he has been made an unwitting player in a treacherous game.

The City of Mist

The City of Mist
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781922458186
Available:
Release: 2021-11-16
Editor: Text Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of stories written by the late Carlos Ruiz Zafón as a thank you to the countless fans of his bestselling The Shadow of the Wind and The Labyrinth of the Spirits books

La Sombra Del Viento

La Sombra Del Viento
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Pages: 569
ISBN: 9504916007
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Release: 2006-11
Editor: Planeta
Language: es

Explanation of the Book:

"Un amanecer de 1945, un muchacho es conducido por su padre a un misterioso lugar oculto en el corazón de la ciudad vieja: El Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados. Allí, Daniel Sempere encuentra un libro maldito que cambia el rumbo de su vida y lo arrastra a un laberinto de intrigas y secretos enterrados en el alma oscura de la ciudad. La Sombra del Viento es un misterio literario ambientado en la Barcelona de la primera mitad del siglo XX, desde los últimos esplendores del Modernismo, hasta las tinieblas de la posguerra". -- Cuarta de forros.

The Watcher in the Shadows

The Watcher in the Shadows
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781921922527
Available:
Release: 2013-04-24
Editor: Text Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A magical read by the bestselling author of The Shadow of the Wind. A mysterious toymaker, Lazarus, lives as a recluse in a crumbling mansion by the sea, surrounded by the mechanical beings he has created. Strange lights seem to shine through the mists that envelop the small island where the old lighthouse stands, and somewhere in the woods nearby lurks a shadowy creature. When her mother takes a job as a housekeeper for the toymaker, fourteen-year-old Irene meets Hannah and her alluring sailor cousin Ismael, and what seems like a dream summer begins. But Lazarusâ€TMs house contains dark secrets and before long Irene and Ismael find themselves entwined in the mystery of the September lights.

Raybearer

Raybearer
Author: Jordan Ifueko
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781683357193
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Release: 2020-08-18
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Named one of the best books of the year by People Magazine, Buzzfeed, New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and more! "Dazzling... All hail Raybearer." --Entertainment Weekly "One of the most exceptional YA fantasies of all time." --Buzzfeed "Brilliantly conceived fantasy." --People "An exquisitely detailed world." --PopSugar Fans of Sabaa Tahir and Tomi Adeyemi won't want to miss this instant New York Times bestselling fantasy from breakout YA sensation Jordan Ifueko! Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you've sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy? Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince's Council of 11. If she’s picked, she'll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, who has always wanted to belong somewhere. But The Lady has other ideas, including a magical wish that Tarisai is compelled to obey: Kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust. Tarisai won't stand by and become someone’s pawn--but is she strong enough to choose a different path for herself? With extraordinary world-building and breathtaking prose, Raybearer is the story of loyalty, fate, and the lengths we're willing to go for the ones we love.

The Gallows Curse

The Gallows Curse
Author: Karen Maitland
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9780141956886
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Release: 2011-03-03
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

1210 and a black force is sweeping England. For a vengeful King John has seized control of the Church, leaving corpses to lie in unconsecrated ground, babies unbaptized in their cradles and the people terrified of dying in sin. And in the village of Gastmere, the consequences grow darker still when Elena, a servant girl, is dragged into a conspiracy to absolve the sins of the lord of the manor. As the terrors that soon begin to plague Elena's sleep grow darker, in desperation she visits the cunning woman, who has been waiting for just such an opportunity to fulfil an ancient curse conjured at the gallows. Elena, haunted by this curse and threatened with death for a crime she didn't commit, flees the village ... only to find her nightmare has barely begun. For treachery lurks in every shadow as King John's brutal reign makes enemies of brothers, murderers of virgins and sinners of us all.

The Labyrinth of the Spirits

The Labyrinth of the Spirits
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Pages: 848
ISBN: 9781443454018
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Release: 2018-09-18
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The internationally acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author returns to the magnificent universe he constructed in his bestselling novels The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel’s Game, and The Prisoner of Heaven in this riveting series finale—a 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 Franco’s Spain. In this unforgettable final volume of Ruiz Zafón’s 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 Spain’s 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 Spain’s Minister of Culture, Mauricio Valls. With her partner, the intimidating policeman Juan Manuel Vargas, Alicia discovers a possible clue—a 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 Martín 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. Alicia’s 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 Zafón 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 bridge between literature and our lives.

The Shadow of What Was Lost

The Shadow of What Was Lost
Author: James Islington
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9780316552745
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Release: 2016-07-19
Editor: Orbit
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Love The Wheel of Time? This is about to become your new favorite series." --B&N SF & Fantasy Blog A young man with forbidden magic finds himself drawn into an ancient war against a dangerous enemy in book one of the Licanius Trilogy, the series that fans are heralding as the next Wheel of Time. As destiny calls, a journey begins. It has been twenty years since the godlike Augurs were overthrown and killed. Now, those who once served them -- the Gifted -- are spared only because they have accepted the rebellion's Four Tenets, vastly limiting their powers. As a Gifted, Davian suffers the consequences of a war lost before he was even born. He and others like him are despised. But when Davian discovers he wields the forbidden power of the Augurs, he and his friends Wirr and Asha set into motion a chain of events that will change everything. To the west, a young man whose fate is intertwined with Davian's wakes up in the forest, covered in blood and with no memory of who he is... And in the far north, an ancient enemy long thought defeated begins to stir. The Licanius Trilogy is a series readers will have a hard time putting down--a relentless coming-of-age epic from the very first page. "Storytelling assurance rare for a debut . . . Fans of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson will find much to admire."-- Guardian The Licanius TrilogyThe Shadow of What Was LostAn Echo of Things to ComeThe Light of All That Falls

In the Shadow of the Dragon

In the Shadow of the Dragon
Author: Winter Nie,William Dowell,Abraham Lu
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780814431726
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Release: 2012-05-15
Editor: AMACOM
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The "made in China" label has long dominated the lower end of the US manufacturing industry, effectively squeezing it out of existence. That's old news. What most people don't know is that China's global reach now extends much further. Chinese companies have entered higher-end markets-technology, financial services, transportation, energy-and are emerging as powerhouse multinationals. In the Shadow of the Dragon is a meticulously researched expos' of the most competitive companies in China. Based on interviews with Chinese business leaders and original case studies, the book provides: * Profiles of key players * Insights into subtle yet powerful strategies used to gain market dominance * An understanding of the Chinese approach to going global * Analysis of the Chinese way of innovation * Advice on competing head-to-head or forming alliances with Chinese partners Part primer, part survival guide, In the Shadow of the Dragon is the first book to lay bare the challenges looming ahead.

In the Shadow of the Temple

In the Shadow of the Temple
Author: M. Ben-Dov,Mē'îr Ben-Dôv
Pages: 381
ISBN: UOM:39015011534438
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Release: 1985
Editor: Harpercollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the history of the Mount Moriah dig, looks at the ruins and artifacts that were discovered, and describes excavation techniques