The Prisoner of Heaven is the third book in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon hooked me with The Shadow of the Wind (Book 1), left me desiring a little more with The Angel’s Game (Book 2), but tied it all together fabulously with The Prisoner of Heaven (Book 3).
The author says that the books can be read in any order, and when you change the order, you change the way you experience the story. This seems to be true, however, I loved reading the books in the order they came out, where The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel’s Game were somewhat related, but I wasn’t sure how until The Prisoner of Heaven came along and basically slapped me in the face with its awesomeness.
The Prisoner of Heaven may have been my favorite of the three books. I could not put it down, reading all 300 pages in less than a day.
Daniel Sempere is happily married and running the family bookstore with his father and best friend Fermín Romero de Torres. Fermín will soon be married, but something is in the way. When Fermín opens up to Daniel about what really has occurred in his past, secrets are revealed, questions are answered, and more questions arise.
The Prisoner of Heaven was a phenomenal read that sucked me in and kept me turning the pages without wanting to put the book down. Carlos Ruiz Zafon did a great job tying up loose ends while still leaving the book open at the end for another in the series (which I would read in a heartbeat if you are writing it!). And of course, Daniel visits the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, which is one of my favorite fictional places in the entire world.
I highly recommend that you read all three books in this series, but I have to say, I think this book was the best of all three so far!
Who’s up for a trip to Barcelona???
I received this book from TLC Book Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review.
What do you think about reading a series out of order?