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Where dreams and nightmare collide...

Welcome to The Midnight Palace


Dear Reader,

The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruis ZafonThe Midnight Palace is the second in a series of novels I wrote for young adults in the 1990s, back when even I was probably more young than adult myself! Writing for the young, or the young at heart, is a risky business and I learned that teenagers are a notoriously demanding and honest audience. My intention when crafting these books was to create stories that would appeal to them; also that they would hopefully be enjoyed by more mature and experienced fellow travellers for whom they might rekindle memories of the first books they had read, those magical tales of mystery and adventure that every reader hoards in the treasure chest of their brain. So whether you are young or young at heart, I hope you will enjoy this ride into the twilight world of Calcutta in the 1930s, where the shadows of the night are thicker than blood. Never mind the number of candles on your birthday cake – for those in the know, it’s what lies beneath them that matters!

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Midnight Palace will be out in hardback on 2nd June. To find out more visit


1000 Signed Copies

Pre-order your copy at Waterstone’s now and be in with a chance of buying a signed edition. The first 1000 copies ordered at waterstone’ will be signed by Carlos Ruiz Zafón and are unavailable to buy anywhere else. Pre-order here.


WIN a pre-publication proof copy

If you can’t wait that long we have 10 proof copies to give away now. To be in with a chance of winning simply email with the answer to the question below, your name and address and the words 'The Midnight Palace' in the suject line of your email:

QUESTION: In which city is The Midnight Palace set?

Closing date Friday 13th May 2011. Terms and Conditions


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