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Book Review : The Shadow of the Winds

Book Review: The Shadow of the Winds Author: Carlos Ruiz Zaf√≥n (Spanish) Translated by : Lucia Graves Genre :  Fiction, Mystery Other books in series : The Angel’s Game
The Shadow of the winds is the story of Daniel and his quest to locate the author of a book that he has found and adapted at a secret book society called the Cemetery of Forgotten books. The plot is based in Barcelona, 1945 that is reeling through the aftermaths of the Spanish Civil War and throughout the book you will realize the impact these aftermaths have on the life of the main characters of this story.
To sum it up, Daniel, a 10-year old, son of bookseller is lamenting the loss of his mother. His father takes him to Cemetery of the forgotten books to get him a hobby and in turn a new life. Cemetery of forgotten books is a place known by a few and visited by far lesser people where in everybody picks a book, adapts it and makes sure its passed on to a  new generation. Daniel picks a book titled “The shadow of the wind…