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

The Prince of Mist

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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 Zafón is one of the best-read and most famous authors in the world. He began his literary career in 1993 with The Prince of Mist (Edebé Prize), which was followed by The Midnight Palace, September Lights (available in one volume as The Mist Trilogy) and Marina. In 2001 he published his first novel for adults, The Shadow of the Wind, which soon became an international literary phenomenon. With The Angel's Game (2008) he returned to the universe of The Cemetery of Lost Books which grew further with The Prisoner of Heaven (2011). His works have been translated into over fifty languages and have won numerous prizes and millions of readers across five continents.

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