The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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Shortlisted for the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation 2013.

From the author of The Shadow of the Wind, the haunting story of a secret society and a labyrinthine railway station with a dark past. Written with a teenage audience in mind but enjoyable by all.


The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

1916, Calcutta. A man pauses for breath outside the ruins of Jheeter's Gate station knowing he has only hours to live. Pursued by assassins, he must ensure the safety of two newborn twins, before disappearing into the night to meet his fate. 1932. Ben and his friends are due to leave the orphanage which has been their home for sixteen years. Tonight will be the final meeting of their secret club, in the old ruin they christened The Midnight Palace. Then Ben discovers he has a sister - and together they learn the tragic story of their past, as a shadowy figures lures them to a terrifying showdown in the ruins of Jheeter's Gate station.

About the Author

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

CARLOS RUIZ ZAFON was born in Barcelona and is the award-winning author of five books. After Don Quixote, The Shadow of the Wind is the most successful Spanish novel ever, and has sold seven million copies worldwide. It has been translated into over forty languages, received numerous international awards and has been on the bestseller lists of several countries for more than four years.

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336 pages


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Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Publication date

26th April 2012




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