I've read his two books for adults and can't wait to read this one. He is a wonderful lyrical writer and I think young readers will enjoy him as well.
The Prince Of Mist
The Prince of Mist, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, hardcover, 224 pages, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, list price: $17.99
Although new to the U.S., The Prince of Mist is actually the first book written by the best-selling author of The Shadow of the Wind. Technically a young adult book, it really is for readers "ages 12 & up" (emphasis on the "& up"), and it has all the fantastical and spellbinding elements of Zafon's adult novels.
Early clues to the mysteries to come include a clock that runs backward and a garden where the statues change positions. An old lighthouse keeper regales three teenagers with tales of shipwrecks and deals made with the devil. These teens find themselves in a mortal battle with an unknown entity that may or may not be the devil. This evil force is determined to get what he considers is owed to him. After all, a promise is a promise. (Read what happens when Max's father decides to move his family out of the city to a small coastal town.)
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