The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

  • Started on: 2013-06-22
  • Finished on: 2013-06-23
  • Read in: English
  • Rating: “***–”
  • Genre(s): Magical Realism


This is the third book in the ‘Cemetery of Forgotten Books’ series by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, which takes place in Barcelona during the Franco years. This is a sequel to ‘The Shadow of the Wind’ taking place a year later, where we find out more about Daniel Sempere’s friend Fermin Romero de Torres and the relationships between these people and the history they share.
While the book is in the same style (and universe) as the previous two, it still didn’t grab me and enchant me like the others. The story was good, and gives more background into especially Fermin, but it wasn’t as magical. Three out of five stars, and it leaves me wondering if this is it for this series.