The Angel's Game (Spanish:
El juego del ángel)
is a prequel to 2001's The Shadow of the Wind by Spanish
author Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
The Angel's Game is set in Barcelona in the 1920s and
1930s and follows a young writer who is approached by a
mysterious figure to write a book. Carlos Ruiz Zafón has
revealed that the novel returns to The Cemetery of Forgotten
Books - the mythical building in the heart of Barcelona's Raval
district, as well as the Sempere & Sons bookshop featured in
The Shadow of the Wind.
The Angel's Game promises to be a thrilling tale of
lost souls and literary intrigue. Set against the backdrop of a
writer struggling with his demons is a page-turning mystery and
a love story, which takes place in the dark, narrow alleyways
and creaking mansions of the mysterious heart of Barcelona.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon's book Shadow of the Wind was much better
The end was disappointing to say the least. Almost
as if he had run out of ideas. I had a better end in my own mind, so
not for me.
Shadow Of The Wind far superior novel. I probably will not be
buying another book from this author.