While it is the shortest of the "Cemetary of Forgetten Books" series, The Prisoner of Heaven weaves the tales of The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game seamlessly. When I initially read it, I thought it was the last of the series and was a bit disappointed at the questions that were left unanswered. Then I realized, that it is the third installment of the quartet. While the first two installments stand on their own, the 3rd needs its successor though it ties the first two in such a way that you would never want to read them in isolation without reading the rest of the series. The author insists that the series can be read in any order and The Prisoner of Heaven demonstrates that.
Zafon's poetic writing returns and brings to light the characters we were so deeply invested in from previous books. However, it should be said that Peter Kenny was not my favorite narrator. Not that he was bad (I gave him 4 stars), but Jonathan Davis was far more animated and really brought Fermin Romero de Torres to life.
Can't wait for the final installment of this wonderful series.
The writing is beautiful. The narrator is talented and animated. Quite an exciting and wonderful journey.
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