Last week I found a treasure I didn’t even know had been written. Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s The Prisoner of Heaven from his series set in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books in 19th century Barcelona. I read the first two in the series, The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel’s Game about six years ago so finding the third one was like seeing a ghost. It took me right back to a particular winter when I devoured both books in a matter of days.
I was bouncing around the bookshop with glee that there was a third book, but also secretly scolding myself for having lost track of such a great series. The rule isn’t set in stone, but if I like one book by a particular author I will probably like their other books too. I’m all for exciting new authors but I’ve decided I must explore more books by authors I already love, keeping track of their work, otherwise I could end up missing out on a wonderful read like The Prisoner of Heaven. Point in case – I’ve already finished it, and it was awesome.
Sophie Robinson, Publishing Assistant