The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books #2) - Carlos Ruiz Zafón7.70

From master storyteller Carlos Ruiz Zafón, author of the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind, comes The Angel’s Game – a dazzling new page-turner about the perilous nature of obsession, in literature and in love.

“The whole of Barcelona stretched out at my feet and I wanted to believe that, when I opened those windows, its streets would whisper stories to me, secrets I could capture on paper and narrate to whomever cared to listen...”

In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man, David Martín, 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 lie photographs and 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. Close to despair, David receives a letter from a reclusive French editor, Andreas Corelli, who makes him the offer of a lifetime. He is to write a book unlike anything that has ever existed – a book with the power to change hearts and minds. In return, he will receive a fortune, and perhaps more. But as David begins the work, he realizes that there is a connection between his haunting book and the shadows that surround his home.

Once again, Zafón takes us into a dark, gothic universe first seen in The Shadow of the Wind and creates a breathtaking adventure of intrigue, romance, and tragedy. Through a dizzingly constructed labyrinth of secrets, the magic of books, passion, and friendship blend into a masterful story.

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Release date: June 2009
Genres: mainstream, magical realism
Tags: translation
Original title: El juego del ángel
Average rating: 7.70/10
Total ratings: 80
Updated: August 21, 2021

The Cemetery of Forgotten Books :: Series

The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books #1)8.54
The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books #2)7.70
The Prisoner of Heaven (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books #3)7.68
The Labyrinth of the Spirits (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books #4)7.80