The Angel's Game Book

Carlos Ruiz Zafon's "The Angel's Game" is a spellbinding masterpiece that opens in Barcelona in the 1920s and is a prequel to "The Shadow of the Wind". Writing is David Martin's refuge, a way of escaping the memories of a turbulent childhood. As he sits in his home, an abandoned mansion in Barcelona's epicentre, he makes his living spinning extravagant tales of the city's underworld. But maybe his dark tales are not as peculiar as they seem, as deep within his house, in a locked room, are letters which give clues to the mysterious death of the previous owner. Stuck in an unfulfilling career, writing under a pseudonym, David is approached by a mysterious French editor called Andreas Corelli and is given an offer he cannot refuse. He is commissioned to write a strange book and in return he will receive a fortune. However, it is not long before David realises that something is not quite right. He is plagued by haunting dreams and strange coincidences begin to occur; also spookily, his publisher always seems to always know his next move. David tries to uncover the secrets behind the strange commission and its sponsor and he soon discovers that there is more going on than meets the eye and that there is chilling a connection between the book and the mysteries that envelop his home. Read More

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    The stunning new novel from the internationally bestselling author of THE SHADOW OF THE WIND.

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    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 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. Then David receives the offer of a lifetime: he is to write a book with the power to change hearts and minds. In return he will receive a fortune perhaps more. But as David begins the work he realises that there is a connection between this haunting book and the shadows that surround his home...

  • 0753826496
  • 9780753826492
  • Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • 29 April 2010
  • Phoenix
  • Paperback (Book)
  • 544

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