The Midnight Palace

The Midnight Palace

By Carlos Ruiz Zafon; Carlos Ruiz Zafn

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316044738, 304pp.

Publication Date: May 31, 2011


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.

About the Author
Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of two critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling novels, The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game, is one of the world's most-read and best-loved writers. His work, which also includes prizewinning young adult novels, has been translated into more than fifty languages and published around the world, garnering numerous international prizes and reaching millions of readers. He divides his time between Barcelona and Los Angeles.

Praise For The Midnight Palace

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

Praise for The Prince of Mist:
* "A melancholy horror tale."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review

Praise for The Prince of Mist:
* "Awesome."
-School Library Journal, starred review