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 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.
"This superb young adult novel crosses into supernatural realms, and Jonathan Davis's performance offers its own kind of magic." AudioFile on The Prince of Mist—
Praise for The Prince of Mist *"Zafón is a master storyteller...This book can be read and enjoyed by every level of reader, and teachers who are looking for a good read-aloud will keep the audience on the edge of their seats with this tale." --VOYA (starred review)
*"A melancholy horror tale...In gorgeously translated prose, Ruiz Zafón maintains a sweet, believable relationship among the characters...The bittersweet ending suits the theme and setting, offering both hope and tragedy without any pretense of fairness." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Carlos Ruiz Zafón is the author of seven novels, including the New York Times bestseller The Prince of Mist and the international phenomena The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game. His work has been publishedin more than fifty countries and honored with numerous awards. Hedivides his time between Barcelona, Spain, and Los Angeles, California.