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

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