AuthorCarlos Ruiz Zafón (born Barcelona, 25 September 1964) is a Spanish novelist who has lived in Los Angeles since 1993, where he spent a few years writing scripts whilst developing his career as a writer.His first novel, El príncipe de la niebla (The Prince of Mist, 1993), earned the Edebé literary prize for young adult fiction. He is also the author of three more young adult novels, El palacio de la medianoche (1994), Las luces de septiembre (1995) and Marina (1999).ReviewOw how I love this book. I read it for the third time and keep finding new things in the book. The main characters in the book are Daniel and Fermin. They get body, the get looks, they form in front of you and it is easy to see them and connect to their personalities. Other characters are introduced the way the author wants you to see them. Like Fumero the bad cop everybody is scared of the author tells you he is big and you simply imagine a combination of any evil man you have ever seen in movies with a little spanish touch. Same with Daniels dad, Bea and Carla.The story itself pulls you in a post war Barcelona where history is breathing trough the streets and new plots are just around the corner. When you think you get to the bottom of the story the author introduces you to a different detail putting other knowledge you have in a total different light. As said I have read this book for the third time and still there where new surprises.