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The Prince of Mist

Translated by Lucia Graves

A shudder ran through his body and he took a step back: the hand of the figure, which seconds earlier had been clenched in a fist, now lay open, its palm stretched out invitingly. For a moment the cold morning air seemed to burn in Max’s throat and he could feel a throbbing in his temples.

When his family moves to an old house by the sea, Max discovers an abandoned garden of mysterious statues positioned on a six-pointed star. In the centre rising out of the mist stands a clown, its arm outstretched.

Then Max meets Roland, who takes him swimming through the underwater ruins of an old shipwreck near the lighthouse where he lives with his grandfather, and Max sees the uncanny six-pointed star again.

But it’s Roland’s grandfather and his tale of the shipwreck and the circus troupe on board that makes Max realise that he is not the only one to be affected the clown’s sinister presence.

Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s The Prince of Mist is an intriguing tale of good versus evil—a compelling gothic mystery for young adults from the best-selling author of The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel’s Game.

Carlos Ruiz Zafon
About the Author

Carlos Ruiz Zafón (1964–2020) was the author of eight novels, including the internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed Cemetery of Forgotten Books quartet: The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel’s Game, The Prisoner of Heaven and The Labyrinth of the Spirits. His work, which also includes prizewinning young-adult novels, has been translated...

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3 May 2010
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good and evil, friendship, facing fears, Zafon
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  • The Prince of Mist
    ISBN: 9781921921735
    30 January 2012
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