The Midnight Palace

This brilliantly translated and haunting mixture of adventure, magic, and horror is set in the shady alleyways of 1930s Calcutta.  Ben and Sheere, twins separated at birth, find each other sixteen years later and have to confront the evil figure from their past who killed their parents.  A secret society of quirky and likeable friends, a labyrinthine railway station, ghostly orphan trains, and a convoluted plot make this cult classic fast moving and entrancing. mjw

 

Title: The Midnight Palace
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Publisher
: Little, Brown, and Company
Copyright
: 2011
Original language
: Spanish
Translator
: Lucia Graves
Original title
: El Palacio de la Medianoche
Original publisher
: Edebém
Original copyright
: 1994
ISBN
: 978-0-316-04474-5
Paperback pages
: 304
Age range
: 12 up
Genre
: Historical Fiction
Book setting
: Calcutta, India
Author’s ethnicity
: Spanish
Author’s residence
: Barcelona, Spain and Los Angeles, California
Subjects
: Asia, Calcutta, Conspiracies, Demonology, India, Orphans, Secret societies, Southern Asia, Twins

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