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Set at the time of the Spanish Inquisition in the fifteenth century, "Rose of Fire" tells the story of the origins of the mysterious labyrinthine library, the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, which lies at the heart of Carlos Ruiz Zafon's novels The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel's Game, and now The Prisoner of Heaven.

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The Rose of Fire
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Rose of fire
January 19th, 2014
Confusing to hard to follow story line, maybe translation from spanish to english not good.
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Sketchy but interesting
December 23rd, 2013
Too much had to be folded into too few words here. This is an interesting story and deserves expansion.
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December 11th, 2013
I discover this writer with the novel "angel's game" and fall in love with him. The stories are so beautiful describe that feels like he is taking your hand all the time.
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Short but powerful prelude
October 12th, 2013
Powerful but short story. Prelude to Zafon's full length novels
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A fast and engaging read
August 19th, 2013
The book is a short one, yet it manages to make the reader thirst for more. It carries with it Zafon's eclectic writing style and verbosity, creating vivid imagery in the readers' minds. The pacing is good and the opening is interesting. However, the book leaves the readers with even more questions, and it does not quite explain several instances. If you are looking for a fast and engaging read, this book is for you. But if you are looking for answers, you will not find them within these pages.
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Great short story!
August 2nd, 2013
Zafon is a master of mystery and this leaves me wanting to read more.
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Hmmm it's alright
June 12th, 2013
I have read two other books from the series and loved it,have the third one which I will start today. This excerpt didn't impress me much like the previous books of the author,still I hope the book would be good.
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It wasn't what I thought it would be
May 6th, 2013
I was thinking it would be historical fiction. Instead it was a fantasy tale about a dragon and mysticism. I'd hoped for something deeper.
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The rose of fire
March 7th, 2013
The book Was very interesting but when ended left u wanting to read more.
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A lovely intro to the labyrinth
January 19th, 2013
This was a delightful short story introduction to Carlos Ruiz Zafon's other novels about the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. It makes me want to reread all three novels now that I know how everything started!
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