El Prisionero del Cielo [NOOK Book]

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Barcelona, 1957. Daniel Sempere y su amigo Fermín, los héroes de La Sombra del Viento, regresan de nuevo a la aventura para afrontar el mayor desafío de sus vidas. Justo cuando todo empezaba a sonreírles, un inquietante personaje visita la librería de Sempere y amenaza con desvelar un terrible secreto que lleva enterrado más de dos décadas en la oscura memoria de la ciudad. Al conocer la verdad, Daniel comprenderá que su destino le arrastra irremediablemente a enfrentarse con la mayor de las sombras: la que crece...
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Overview

Barcelona, 1957. Daniel Sempere y su amigo Fermín, los héroes de La Sombra del Viento, regresan de nuevo a la aventura para afrontar el mayor desafío de sus vidas. Justo cuando todo empezaba a sonreírles, un inquietante personaje visita la librería de Sempere y amenaza con desvelar un terrible secreto que lleva enterrado más de dos décadas en la oscura memoria de la ciudad. Al conocer la verdad, Daniel comprenderá que su destino le arrastra irremediablemente a enfrentarse con la mayor de las sombras: la que crece en su interior. Rebosante de intriga y emoción, El Prisionero del Cielo es una novela magistral donde los hilos de La Sombra del Viento y El Juego del Ángel convergen a través del embrujo de la literatura y el enigma que se oculta en el corazón del Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345803566
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/12/2012
  • Language: Spanish
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 80,070
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Carlos Ruiz Zafón es uno de los autores más leídos y reconocidos en todo el mundo. Inicia su carrera literaria en 1993 con El Príncipe de la Niebla, a la que siguen El Palacio de la Medianoche, Las Luces de Septiembre (reunidos en el volumen La Trilogía de la Niebla) y Marina. En 2001 se publica su primera novela para adultos, La Sombra del Viento, que pronto se transforma en un fenómeno literario internacional. Con El Juego del Ángel vuelve al universo del Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados, que sigue creciendo con El Prisionero del Cielo. Sus obras han sido traducidas a más de cincuenta lenguas y han conquistado numerosos premios y millones de lectores en los cinco continentes.
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Barcelona, diciembre de 1957
 
Aquel año a la Navidad le dio por amanecer todos los días de plomo y escarcha. Una penumbra azulada teñía la ciudad, y la gente pasaba de largo abrigada hasta las orejas y dibujando con el aliento trazos de vapor en el frío. Eran pocos los que en aquellos días se detenían a contemplar el escaparate de Sempere e Hijos y menos todavía quienes se aventuraban a entrar y preguntar por aquel libro perdido que les había estado esperando toda la vida y cuya venta, poesías al margen, hubiera contribuido a remendar las precarias finanzas de la librería.
 
—Yo creo que hoy será el día. Hoy cambiará nuestra suerte —proclamé en alas del primer café del día, puro optimismo en estado líquido.
 
Mi padre, que llevaba desde las ocho de aquella mañana batallando con el libro de contabilidad y haciendo malabarismos con lápiz y goma, alzó la vista del mostrador y observó el desfile de clientes escurridizos perderse calle abajo.
 
—El cielo te oiga, Daniel, porque a este paso, si perdemos la campaña de Navidad, en enero no vamos a tener ni para pagar el recibo de la luz. Algo vamos a tener que hacer.
 
—Ayer Fermín tuvo una idea —ofrecí—. Según él es un plan magistral para salvar la librería de la bancarrota inminente.
 
—Dios nos coja confesados.
Cité textualmente:
—A lo mejor si me pusiera yo a decorar el escaparate en
calzoncillos conseguiríamos que alguna fémina ávida de literatura y emociones fuertes entrase a hacer gasto, porque dicen los entendidos que el futuro de la literatura depende de las mujeres, y vive Dios que está por nacer fámula capaz de resistirse al tirón agreste de este cuerpo serrano —enuncié.
 
Oí a mi espalda cómo el lápiz de mi padre caía al suelo y me volví.
 
—Fermín dixit —añadí.
 
Había pensado que mi padre iba a sonreír ante la ocurrencia de Fermín, pero al comprobar que no pa- recía despertar de su silencio le miré de reojo. Sempere sénior no sólo no parecía encontrarle gracia alguna a semejante disparate sino que había adoptado un semblante meditabundo, como si se planteara tomárselo en serio.
 
—Pues mira por dónde, a lo mejor Fermín ha dado en el clavo —murmuró.
 
Le observé con incredulidad. Tal vez la sequía comercial que nos había azotado en las últimas semanas había terminado por afectar el sano juicio de mi progenitor.
 
—No me digas que le vas a permitir pasearse en gayumbos por la librería.
 
—No, no es eso. Es lo del escaparate. Ahora que lo has dicho, me has dado una idea... Quizá aún estemos a tiempo de salvar la Navidad.
 
Le vi desaparecer en la trastienda y al poco regresó pertrechado de su uniforme oficial de invierno: el mismo abrigo, bufanda y sombrero que le recordaba desde niño. Bea solía decir que sospechaba que mi padre no se había comprado ropa desde 1942 y todos los indicios apuntaban a que mi mujer estaba en lo cierto. Mientras se enfundaba los guantes, mi padre sonreía vagamente y en sus ojos se percibía aquel bri- llo casi infantil que sólo conseguían arrancarle las grandes empresas.
 
—Te dejo solo un rato —anunció—. Voy a salir a hacer un recado.
 
—¿Puedo preguntar adónde vas?
 
Mi padre me guiñó el ojo.
 
—Es una sorpresa. Ya verás.
 
Lo seguí hasta la puerta y lo vi partir rumbo a la
Puerta del Ángel a paso firme, una figura más en la marea gris de caminantes navegando por otro largo invierno de sombra y ceniza.
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  • Posted September 7, 2012

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    Excellent book

    Desde el comienzo es un libro que te atrapa.. dice que te ayuda a comprender sobre el cementerio de los libros.. pero no jejej


    Fuera de eso excelente !!! me parecio un libro para 5 estrellas !!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    This book is a must!

    This book is significantly different from the previous two.

    Firstly, even though it tells us about some of the darkest secrets of Barcelona and Franco's regime, it's the most optimist book of all three.

    Secondly, you can say this book is just the beginning of the end. Not to bring any spoilers, I'll just say that anyone who has enjoyed previous two books, has to read this one. I personally enjoyed first two more, but am sure that what's coming is going to blow us away.

    Even though I gave it 4*, this book is a must!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    Jeremy

    Igual De Cautivante Que Los Anteriores Y Un Final Que Nos Deja Con Ganas De Mas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    More to come?

    The third book in the story of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. This book catches up with Daniel (the boy who chose The Shadow of the Wind as his book to protect and thus was pulled into the mystery of Julian Carax) in the 1950's during the post Spanish Civil War era. Some details from The Angel's Game become a little clearer here, too.

    I enjoyed this book, but really had to think at times about who each of the character is. There were big gaps between reading each of the three books, so sometimes I struggled to figure out how each character was related to past stories. I may reread all three books to help me better figure it all out. I almost feel like I need a timeline to keep all the interwoven details straight!

    As always, Ruiz Zafon's writing is beautiful and his descriptions of Barcelona really make the city itself a character in the story. The book had a VERY open ending which seemed to suggest there wl be mor to come.

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  • Posted February 20, 2013

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    Zafon has done a marvelous job of exceeding expectations with th

    Zafon has done a marvelous job of exceeding expectations with this fabulous entry that continues the tale around the Cemetary of Forgotten Books. In this one Fermin de La Torres is working with Daniel Sempere in the Sempere and Sons books store. He is about to marry his girlfriend Bernarda when a mysterious stranger arrives at the store.

    The stranger buys a rare copy of The Count of Monte Cristo and leaves the rare book with David to give to Fermin with a dedication to #13. Daniel is intrigued by the stranger and follows him. Later he will tell Fermin about the stranger and give him the book. This upsets Fermin greatly and he precedes to tell Daniel what happened to him almost 20 years before. This tale will bring to Daniel questions about his own birth and what really happened to his mother Isabelle.

    Fermin's tale will tell us what became of David Martin (see The Angel's Game) and will bring in elements from The Shadow of the Wind. On top of Fermin's tale, Daniel has some questions about his own wife's fidelity. If it can be said, this book is much better than the first book and almost good as The Angel's Game. I have waited a long time for this entry and hope it won't be another three year wait for the next entry in this superb tale loaded with rich history of 20th Century Barcelona.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Sparkpaw

    Pads in* i miss being a kit being a apptretice is boring

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Rainbreeze

    Go to deg alk results for new camp

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    Hawkkit

    Lets talk in first result

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 5, 2012

    Barkkit

    Sits alone.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    Suof

    *Gently picks crevicekit up and takes him back* Its quite a harsh place out there alone. Trust me, i know. *Memories flash through her mind*


    ~Spiritpaw

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    Tigershadow

    Its ok it was an accident... now about the bleeding... earlier today did she eat anyhing strange?

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    Cteamkit

    Have to vharge nook

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    Everyone look in result one

    Eeryone look in result one

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    Posted July 5, 2012

    Sparrow

    Sparrow[~•~] She follows a noise.

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    Posted July 5, 2012

    Firespirit

    I pad out of camp

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    Posted July 6, 2012

    Creekkit

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    Posted July 7, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

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    Pads in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    Stripekit to silverfoot

    When do i get to be an apprentice?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    Streamcloud

    Because obviously.....yeah i ot nothing. Id make it worse sorry. Gave he a small sile.

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