Carlos Ruiz Zafon once again brings us back to The Cemetery of Forgotten Books and the Sempere & Sons bookshop in his latest novel “The Prisoner of Heaven”. El Prisionero Del Cielo was published in Spain two days ago. I’m really wishing my Spanish skills were a bit better right now since I’m pretty sure the few years I spent studying Spanish in high school won’t get me through this. I do want to get a copy of The Shadow of the Wind and his other books in their original language at some point though.
The Prisoner of Heaven will be translated into English and available in the UK on July 21, 2012. I’m not sure of the U.S. release date yet.
“The Prisoner of Heaven returns to the world of The Cemetery of Forgotten Books and the Sempere & Sons bookshop. It begins one year after the close of The Shadow of the Wind when a mysterious stranger enters the shop, looking for a copy of The Count of Monte Cristo.”
This joins Zafon’s other books The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel’s Game which both revolve around the Sempere & Sons bookshop in Barcelona, Spain as well. The Shadow of the Wind is my ultimate favorite book so I’m really excited to read the latest in this series.