The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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It's wartime, and the Carver family decides to leave the capital where they live and move to a small coastal village where they've recently bought a home. But from the minute they cross the threshold, strange things begin to happen. In that mysterious house still lurks the spirit of Jacob, the previous owners' son, who died by drowning.

With the help of their new friend Roland, Max and Alicia Carver begin to explore the strange circumstances of that death and discover the existence of a mysterious being called the Prince of Mist--a diabolical character who has returned from the shadows to collect on a debt from the past. Soon the three friends find themselves caught up in an adventure of sunken ships and an enchanted stone garden--an adventure that will change their lives forever.
 

About Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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Carlos Ruiz Zafón es uno de los autores más leídos y reconocidos en todo el mundo. Inicia su carrera literaria en 1993 con El Príncipe de la Niebla, a la que siguen El Palacio de la Medianoche, Las Luces de Septiembre (reunidos en el volumen La Trilogía de la Niebla) y Marina. En 2001 se publica su primera novela para adultos, La Sombra del Viento, que pronto se transforma en un fenómeno literario internacional. Con El Juego del Ángel vuelve al universo del Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados, que sigue creciendo con El Prisionero del Cielo. Sus obras han sido traducidas a más de cincuenta lenguas y han conquistado numerosos premios y millones de lectores en los cinco continentes.
 
Published April 16, 2010 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 217 pages
Genres: Horror, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Business & Economics, Law & Philosophy. Fiction

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Published in Spain as a novel for young adults in 1993, eight years before Ruiz Zafón's The Shadow of the Wind, this story clearly foreshadows that novel's mesmerising, chilling quality.

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The opening line – "Max would never forget that faraway summer when, almost by chance, he discovered magic" – is so musty, you want to wipe it with a damp cloth, and the nostalgia is always just on the wrong side of stodgy to ever feel quite timeless.

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When Max and his older sister Alicia meet a local boy, Roland, whose grandfather Victor Kray has run the lighthouse for 25 years, they discover the wreck of an old ship beneath the sea and the story of the prince of mist slowly begins to unravel.

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