I promised a couple of people a book review blog, but then kept it in the dark forever. I’m going to start merging these two blogs together now to make my life easier!
The much-awaited sequel of The Shadow of the Wind, The Prisoner of Heaven is a much shorter story and leaves the reader wanting more. I ordered this from Amazon UK because it wasn’t going to be released in Canada until much later. A day later, I’d devoured it.
I’m a huge fan of Zafon. Ever since I got my hands on The Shadow of the Wind I haven’t stopped thinking about how beautiful Spanish is when translated to English, the richness it lends to English keeps you hooked. In the Prisoner of Heaven, Zafon steps back and puts everyone’s favorite character, Fermín Romero de Torres, in the front seat who tells Daniel Sempere the story of his lost identity.
One thing I love about it is how it connects The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel’s Game into one story. It’s ingenius and mind-boggling at the same time. What I don’t like is the lack of depth in the story. I liked how The Shadow of the Wind had a lot of layers and characters in it that added to the labyrinth of mystery. The Prisoner of Heaven pales in comparison.
Time to read: ~1 day