Carlos Ruiz Zafón, a contemporary Spanish writer known for his mesmerising storytelling, has titles published in at least 40 countries and has won several literary prizes.
The Shadow of the Wind is a magical tale set in a Barcelona still recovering from the Spanish Civil War and WW II. In the “Cemetery of Forgotten Books” hidden in the old part of the city, a young motherless boy discovers and protects a book from becoming extinct.
As time goes by, many people become interested in his find and a particularly evil character comes to life that sets out to destroy the book and every other book that author has written. Infused with fantasy, romance, mystery, this atmospheric story keeps you turning the pages.