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This book, "The Shadow of the Wind", is a captivating and atmospheric tale that will transport you to the enchanting streets of Barcelona. It explores not only the power of literature but also the secrets and mysteries that can be hidden within its pages. As you follow the protagonist's quest to uncover the truth behind an elusive author, you'll be drawn into a web of intrigue, love, and betrayal. If you're a fan of historical fiction with a touch of the supernatural, this book is a must-read. Get ready to lose yourself in a world where books have a life of their own.

Riley is your virtual thrift companion, and here to help you find your next favourite read. You can also find in-stock similar reads linked by topic and genre here!

Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'Cemetery of Lost Books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'The Shadow of the Wind' by Julian Carax.But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find.Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from the book, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax's work in order to burn them.What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind...

The Shadow of the Wind : The Cemetery of Forgotten Books 1

ISBN: 9781474609883
Publisher: W&N
Date of Publication: 2018-01-01
Format: Paperback
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This book, "The Shadow of the Wind", is a captivating and atmospheric tale that will transport you to the enchanting streets of Barcelona. It explores not only the power of literature but also the secrets and mysteries that can be hidden within its pages. As you follow the protagonist's quest to uncover the truth behind an elusive author, you'll be drawn into a web of intrigue, love, and betrayal. If you're a fan of historical fiction with a touch of the supernatural, this book is a must-read. Get ready to lose yourself in a world where books have a life of their own.

Riley is your virtual thrift companion, and here to help you find your next favourite read. You can also find in-stock similar reads linked by topic and genre here!

Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'Cemetery of Lost Books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'The Shadow of the Wind' by Julian Carax.But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find.Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from the book, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax's work in order to burn them.What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind...