The Midnight Palace

The Midnight Palace

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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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 20mm | 158.76g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753829134
  • 9780753829134
  • 120,590

About Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Carlos Ruiz Zafon is the author of six novels, including the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind. His work has been published in more than forty different languages, and honoured with numerous international awards, including the Edebe Award, Spain's most prestigious prize for young adult fiction. He divides his time between Barcelona, Spain, and Los Angeles, California.show more

Review quote

"* "In this page-turner, a young hero finds himself in a house haunted by secrets he is fated to uncover - but at what cost? Magical, and even though I'm a grown-up, SCARY!" - Lauren Laverne, GRAZIA, on The Prince of Mist * "Readers of all ages will find mystery, thrills, and nail-biting suspense - it has the force of Stephen King spiced with the subtlety of Neil Gaiman" - WATERSTONE'S BOOKS QUARTERLY on The Prince of Mist * "It proves young adult fiction can be as gripping as the adult version" - TES on The Prince of Mist * "The quality of Carlos's writing is timeless and totally captivating for both readers young in years and young at heart. An absolute delight" - Jo Williams, Federation of Children's Book Groups on The Prince of Mist"show more

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11,493 ratings
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4 34% (3,897)
3 33% (3,831)
2 11% (1,244)
1 2% (251)
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