The Prince of Mist: Book summary and reviews of The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Prince of Mist

by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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It's war time, 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.

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"The bittersweet ending suits the theme and setting, offering both hope and tragedy without any pretense of fairness. Ages 12–up." - Publishers Weekly

"This book can be read and enjoyed by every level of reader, and teachers who are looking for a good read-aloud will keep the audience on the edge of their seats with this tale." - VOYA

"Starred Review. The author keeps readers guessing all the way till the end in a story that's fresh, frightening, and beautifully translated." - School Library Journal

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Delia O'Shea

I read it to earky...yikes
I read this book at 9, I'm now 12 but I reread it and wow, I suggest you don't read this until you're 12 or you won't enjoy it imao.

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Carlos Ruiz Zafon Author Biography

Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of two critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling novels, The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game, was one of the world's most-read and best-loved writers. His work, which also includes prizewinning young adult novels, has been translated into more than fifty languages and published around the world, garnering numerous international prizes and reaching millions of readers. He died from colon cancer in June 2020 aged 55.

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