The Midnight Palace

The Midnight Palace In the heart of Calcutta lurks a dark mystery Set in Calcutta in the s The Midnight Palace begins on a dark night when an English lieutenant fights to save newborn twins Ben and Sheere from an un

  • Title: The Midnight Palace
  • Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón Lucia Graves
  • ISBN: 9780316044738
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the heart of Calcutta lurks a dark mystery Set in Calcutta in the 1930s, The Midnight Palace begins on a dark night when an English lieutenant fights to save newborn twins Ben and Sheere from an unthinkable threat Despite monsoon force rains and terrible danger lurking around every street corner, the young lieutenant manages to get them to safety, but not withoutIn the heart of Calcutta lurks a dark mystery Set in Calcutta in the 1930s, The Midnight Palace begins on a dark night when an English lieutenant fights to save newborn twins Ben and Sheere from an unthinkable threat Despite monsoon force rains and terrible danger lurking around every street corner, the young lieutenant manages to get them to safety, but not without losing his own life Years later, on the eve of Ben and Sheere s sixteenth birthday, the mysterious threat reenters their lives This time, it may be impossible to escape With the help of their brave friends, the twins will have to take a stand against the terror that watches them in the shadows of the night and face the most frightening creature in the history of the City of Palaces.

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    About “Carlos Ruiz Zafón Lucia Graves

    • Carlos Ruiz Zafón Lucia Graves

      Carlos Ruiz Zaf n is a Spanish novelist Born in Barcelona in 1964, he has lived in Los ngeles, United States, since 1994, and works as a scriptwriter aside from writing novels.His first novel, El pr ncipe de la niebla The Prince of Mist, 1993 , earned the Edeb literary prize for young adult fiction He is also the author of three young adult novels, El palacio de la medianoche 1994 , Las luces de septiembre 1995 and Marina 1999.In 2001 he published the novel La sombra del viento The Shadow of the Wind , his first adult novel, which has sold millions of copies worldwide Since its publication, La sombra del viento has garnered critical acclaim around the world and has won numerous international awards Ruiz Zaf n s works have been published in than 40 countries and have been translated into than 30 languages.

    263 thoughts on “The Midnight Palace

    • My disappointment in this book can be described in three words Insufficiently explained superpowers.

    • SPOILER ALERT I was very disappointed in this book I liked Prince of Mist, but this book was not nearly as good and I didn t think Prince of Mist was great.For one thing, Grandma does not want anyone telling Sheere that her father was a bad man But Grandma was the one who, for her whole life, has been telling Sheere that her father is a good man But she knew his spirit was hunting his children to kill one of them So why did she build him up in Sheere s mind in the first place How can Ben and She [...]

    • Didn t really like this one.I m not really sure why.Maybe it s because I didn t like Ben,or maybe it s because I wasn t particularly interested in the story.I liked all the other characters,tho.I have to admit that I ve skimmed through the last 40 pages I just don t understand why Jawahal had to make everything so freaking complicated.Like,stop being so dramatic,dude.The ending,on the other hand,I actually really liked.It was a good conclusion to their journey.

    • I m so in love with all of Carlos books No kidding All of them are perfect, and beautiful Highly recomended No recuerdo porque empece a leer a CRZ, pero no se que seria de mi sin sus libros Este libro asi como todos los de el, esta lleno de suspenso y un poco de misterio paranormal, el cual jamas esta completamente descrito pero no es necesario para entender la historia Adoro como todas sus historias acaban de forma melanc lica, sin duda CRZ es uno de los mejores autores del momento.Mande Que di [...]

    • Those places where sadness and misery abound are favoured settings for stories of ghosts and apparitions I think I can sum up my disappointment in this book in a sentence Fantastic ideas that are described in breathtakingly beautiful prose but never explained properly.This isn t going to be a long review because I had the same problems with this book as I did with The Prince of Mist.There was just not enough explanation and, it might just be me, but I couldn t get over that I m trying so hard no [...]

    • 7,5 de 10 Terminei a leitura de O Pal cio da Meia Noite com uma sensa o de desconsolo Depois de ter lido e adorado seis livros do autor, este livro foi quase como um balde de gua fria N o posso dizer que n o gostei, porque tem partes interessantes, mas no c mputo geral, n o o achei ao n vel de todos os outros.Coment rio completo em abibliotecadajoao

    • A narrativa deste livro tem a vantagem de ser r pida sem que isso retire realismo ao livro.Neste segundo volume da trilogia da Neblina acompanhamos um grupo de crian as que vivem num orfanato e que criam uma sociedade secreta, Chowber Society, dedicada investiga o de acontecimentos fant sticos.

    • Obsessive followers of my reviews come on, I know there s loads of you out there may have noted that back when I reviewed Carlos Ruiz Zaf n s previous YA novel, The Prince of Mist, I said I wasn t going to bother reading this And it s true, I wasn t But then I came across a copy in the library, and couldn t resist giving this a try, knowing it wouldn t take me long to read I m quite glad I did, as The Midnight Palace is much better than its predecessor.Like The Prince of Mist, this book was orig [...]

    • Who are the lunatics asked Jawahal The ones who see horror in the heart of their fellow humans and search for peace at any price Or the ones who pretend they don t see what s going on around them The world, Ben, belongs either to lunatics or hypocrites There are no other races on this earth You must choose which one to belong to.

    • O Pal cio da Meia Noite , escrito em 1994, o segundo livro da trilogia Niebla , criada por Carlos Ruiz Zaf n Ao contr rio do Princ pe da Neblina , este transpira Zaf n contempor neo por todos os poros Por for a do ambiente marcadamente mais sombrio, acompanhado de um drama bastante mais requintado, chega a ser complicado aceit lo como parte integrante de um volume de narrativa juvenil Com menos adolescentes e um pouco mais de consist ncia ter amos um Zaf n cl ssico, assim lemos apenas a semente [...]

    • Este livro foi escrito ainda o autor era um jovem escritor.m este livro est longe das suas outras obras Gostei mais do O Principe da neblina Mas sempre um prazer ler Carlos Ruiz Zaf n

    • Carlos Ruiz Saf n no deja de asombrarme Con una narraci n igual de maravillosa, descripciones y pensamientos que te hacen vivir en carne propia todo lo que su mente nos quiere trasmitir, con unos personajes enredados en tramas inescrutablemente complejas y escalofriantes El es un autor con suficiente criterio para tomar decisiones arriesgadas en sus obras, y arrastrar a sus lectores junto con l mismo, a un mundo desconocido donde no hay emoci n que se quede sin sentir.Esta segunda novela de su s [...]

    • As in all books by Zafon, I loved this one It had its little quirky um where d that come from moments, but I loved it nonetheless The synopsis at Waterstones reads as follows 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 [...]

    • In all of Carlos Ruiz Zafon books I found his locations to be the highlight They come alive with rich gothic descriptions Prior to The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos wrote a series of young adult books that s meant to entice young reader and adults alike Unlike his first book in the series The Price of Mist I found the plot to be on the youngish side, the idea of orphan children forming of a group called the Chowbar Society, where their basic motto is to have each other s back, no matter what, is no [...]

    • The only reason that I am giving this book a star is because I happen to be a Zafon s fan But seriously now, Calcutta 1930 no disrespect at all I hated the Chowbar society members, all of them and I was sympethtic to Jawahel villain but Zafon my man this thing sounded like a movie from Bollywood I mean a necklace that is split in two, twins, names written backwards I was waiting for the time when they all sang and the book went musical I understand that it is meant for teenagers and that you wr [...]

    • Pri a je, poput one u Princu magle, pomalo predviva i jasno napisana pre svega za mla u populaciju Me utim Safonovo bogatstvo stila me je ponovo odu evilo Lako a kojom do arava mu ne epizode aktera i sumornu atmosferu Kalkute istovremeno u vama izaziva i ose aj nelagodnosti i nestrpljivost da pro itate ta e slede e da se dogodi Iako je radnja potpuno nezavisna od Princa magle, kostur pri e je veoma sli an Pro lost roditelja proganja decu, koja se udru uju u poku aju da izbegnu neizbe no uz pomal [...]

    • I hate it when people say these younger books by Ruiz Zafon aren t as good as The Shadow of the Wind Of course they re not But I can totally see where Shadow came from It s fascinating to see how this wonderful author matured as he wrote his books He kept getting better and better until genius struck him with Shadow My only complain about Midnight Palace is that it s set in India, which is as exotic a setting as you can get But I like Ruiz Zafon s Spanish and French characters I don t know, I ke [...]

    • A vida, meu filho, como o primeiro jogo de xadrez Quando come as a compreender como se movem as pe as, j perdeste Escrito no in cio da carreira do autor, tal como em O Pr ncipe da Neblina neste O Pal cio da Meia Noite fica bem patente a pouca experi ncia de Carlos Ruiz Zaf n na altura No entanto, enquanto o primeiro me manteve entretida e intrigada, o mesmo n o aconteceu com este ltimoO enredo muito pouco cred vel e consistente at mesmo para literatura fant stica Com explica es insuficientes, ou [...]

    • from Murphy s Library murphyslibrary I ve been presented to Zaf n s writing with The Shadow of the Wind, a few years ago I remember it took me a while to really get into the book, but once I did it, I couldn t put the book down until I was done reading it So when I saw Book it Forward had this ARC open for a tour, I quickly signed up And I m glad I did it, because Zaf n got me hooked again The Midnight Palace tells us the story of the twins Ben and Sheere They were newborns when their mother die [...]

    • This one reads like classic Zafon, of whom I am a big fan The atmosphere of this book, while set in Calcutta, is not too far off from his later books set in Barcelona Shadow of the Wind, Angel s Game It s a bit dreamy, a lot creepy and maybe even a bit magical The story opens with a British soldier delivering infant twins from imminent danger The twins are separated by their grandmother to keep them safe from those who might wish them harm The boy twin, Ben, is raised in an orphanage where our s [...]

    • You may also read my review here The Midnight Palace 2 stars16 year old twins, Ben and Sheere, are reunited after being separated at birth by a terrible set of circumstances that took the life of their mother Raised in an orphanage in Calcutta, Ben has relied on the support of his close knit group of friends and the kindness of the Headmaster It s been a good life for Ben at the orphanage, but upon the children s 16th birthday in 1932, they are considered adults, and are set free to make their o [...]

    • Este libro me presenta sentimientos encontrados Por una parte la historia me ha gustado mucho m s que la del pr ncipe de la niebla o luces del norte, pero por otra parte, el ritmo ha sido un poco lento Los personajes tambi n me han ca do bien inmediatamente, ser porque tengo debilidad por pandillas estilo goonies en el que cada cual est especializado en un rea distinta y todos se ayudan entre ellos.La historia transcurre en Calcuta, lo que le da un toque ex tico aparte de mezclar con mitolog a I [...]

    • After the mediocre Prince of the Mist very, very YA , CR Zafon returns in a manner of speaking since the book is from the early 90 s predating his two masterpieces but the translation is only 2011 to what we expect from TSoW and TAG now this book is still YA so we have simple action and relatively predictable plot with a twist and 16 year old heroes and heroines in typical world building that does not question the YA s roles as main leads hence do not expect the layers and sophistication of the [...]

    • Ik vond het een heel mooi boek, maar ik vond wel dat er te veel gebeurde in te weinig pagina s, waardoor het onoverzichtelijk werd en ik veel dingen terug moest lezen, voordat ik het begreep Wel vond ik de personages heel goed uitgewerkt en maakte het verhaal een mooie ontwikkeling view spoiler Het einde van het verhaal vond ik wel een beetje jammer Eigenlijk vond ik dat het verhaal had moeten eindigen toen Ben met de stervende Sheere op de brug zat, dat was sterker geweest hide spoiler

    • Sin duda me gusta Zaf n, todas y cada una de sus historias Esta, pese a que pas algo de miedo porque soy una cobarde, no pod a ser menos La ambientaci n por una vez fuera de Barcelona ha sido fant stica y toda la historia con los chicos y los fantasma de lujo Una delicia de novela en la que como siempre en este autor hay mucha, pero mucha niebla _

    • Una historia que engancha con unos personajes a los que se le coge cari o f cilmente y, por supuesto, con fantas a de por medio Qu m s se puede pedir Ruiz Zaf n me ha conquistado Y despu s de leer este libro me ha entrado curiosidad por la ciudad de Calcuta

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