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Der dunkle Wächter (Niebla #3)

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Cravenmore – so heißt das geheimnisvolle Anwesen am Meer, auf dem der Spielzeugfabrikant Lazarus Jann mit Hunderten mechanischer Figuren lebt …
Frankreich 1937: Nach dem Tod ihres Vaters ziehen Irene, ihr Bruder und ihre Mutter in ein kleines Dorf an der Küste der Normandie. Dort hat Irenes Mutter eine Anstellung bei einem Spielzeugfabrikanten gefunden, der inmitten unheiml
Hardcover, Lizenzausgabe, 344 pages
Published 2010 by Büchergilde Gutenberg (first published 1995)
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Oct 30, 2013 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Two new Zafons in one year? I think I can give up sex for 2012 and be completely satisfied.

Though apparently it's been pushed back to 2013 for US publication. Good thing I met a nice fella.
Lynne King
Nov 16, 2014 Lynne King rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, 2014-books
I decided to lower the rating.

I always get a great satisfaction out of going into a W.H. Smith’s book shop in any of the English airports and looking to see the latest books on offer. I saw this book the other week and the blurb took my fancy. I rather liked the idea of:

An enigmatic toymaker who lives as a recluse in an old mansion, surrounded by the fantastical beings he has created. An eerie figure that watches from behind the curtains of a locked room. Strange things that flicker through th
Jun 05, 2015 Denisse rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No hay nada, NADA, que yo pueda decir que le haga justicia a esta, o cualquier otra obra del autor, pero lo voy a intentar...

Ustedes pueden decir lo que quieran sobre que a todas las novelas que tiene CRZ y que me he leído, les he dado 5 estrellas, pero la magia que el autor es capaz de brindar a través de las paginas es única en este planeta. Los personajes y los lugares tan tenebrosos, así como las historias que engloban cada una de sus obras me absorben de un modo que ningún otro autor puede
Nothing else to add that I haven't said below so I'll second my recommendation for this and add my thoughts on the narrator.

Jonathan Davis has narrated audio-books of Carlos Ruiz Zafon before and each time he has done very well. He has a good instinct for voices and the atmosphere of his works. (Wish he had narrated 'prisoner of heaven' like with the other two). The story comes alive with his loving (for lack of a better word) narration.

I hope Mister Davis continues to narrate for this author, h
Sep 03, 2015 Marilisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Questo romanzo mi è piaciuto dall'inizio alla fine.
L'ho iniziato senza leggere prima la trama, in questo modo ogni pagina era un passo verso una scoperta nuova. Tutto ciò ha fatto si di non avere verso questo libro grandi aspettative.
Questo racconto è iniziato in un ambiente tranquillo che faceva immaginare ad una storia dominata dalla magia più innocente che esista al mondo ma andando avanti il tepore lasciato dai primi capitoli ha lasciato lo spazio all'inquietudine e malvagità delle ombre pre
Filipe Miguel
Terceiro livro da trilogia "Niebla"

Reedição da última entrega da série para jovens-adultos, elaborada um ano após o "Palácio da Meia-Noite" (1994), pela "pena" de Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

Toda a escrita segue a linha do anterior volume, bem mais "zafoniana" que a presente em "O Príncipe da Neblina" (1993). Sente-se claramente a evolução do autor, cada vez mais ligado ao sobrenatural, às sombras e ao gótico.

É interessante que as personagens habitem num cenário semelhante ao do primeiro volume conjugado
Jun 03, 2010 Sylver rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The stories in this young adult series aren't connected at all. They all have a great sense of mystery and fantasy, but one is set in Spain, the other in India, and this one in France.
How much better than Prince of Mist this book is! I couldn't put it down. His characters are REAL! REAL I tell you. There's so much emotion in his words I don't know how Ruiz Zafon can keep cranking stories like this one.
Easier to relate than The Midnight Palace, this story gives us a glimpse of Andreas Corelli,
This is the third book by this author that I have read and I should have stopped after the first. I feel like I just read a bunch of stuff and have no idea what happened. I think perhaps something has been lost in translation? Shadows and doppelgangers and toymakers and this child's history and that one's and masks and machines. Lots of broken glass and explosions at the end, and I could clearly envision a movie scene with the automatons burning, but other than that I'm not sure what happened. I ...more
Aug 09, 2011 Marsten rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Marsten by: SOS
Shelves: terror
Me he acabado el libro y debo decir que me ha gustado.

Lo empecé con una mezcla extraña de ilusión y miedo. Ilusión por leer un libro más del autor (que me cautivó con su magnífica obra la Sombra del Viento) pero con cierto miedo por ser una obra juvenil (como tenía entendido que era este libro). En contra de estas reticencias tenía la inestimable recomendación de un amigo de toda a vida y compañero de lecturas de libros de terror que se lo había leido y que me lo había regalado en mi aniversario
Jul 22, 2012 Alice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

(English translation: The Watcher in the Shadows)

Somewhere between Jane Eyre and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Watcher in the Shadows (third in the Fog trilogy), is a gothic triumph. With elements of The Turn of the Screw, Ruiz Zafon's tale of mystery and Faustian bargains enchants in its eccentric and enigmatic world. Two stories of true love create the centerpiece for this creepy, twisted tale. Set in a picturesque, coastal French village, The Watcher in the Shadows entwines teenage r
Holger Haase
Aug 25, 2013 Holger Haase rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
1937. France.

Recently widowed Simone takes up a position in a mysterious mansion at the sea belonging to a solitary toy maker and populated by his ingenious machinery. Her teenage daughter befriends a local boy and they soon uncover a decades old mystery and haunting shadows that threaten the lives of her entire family.

After the relative disappointment of Zafon's short story THE ROSE OF FIRE I decided to approach another one of his early novels and was very totally enamoured again with his writi
May 14, 2015 Miguel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Numa escrita candente, inflamada e paquidérmica, que se constitui como a suma riqueza de As Luzes de Setembro , Carlos Ruiz Zafón inventa uma história que se integra no domínio do fantástico, género literário que para mim se traduz em nuances de morbidez e escabrosidade.
A despeito da minha tacanhez, devo afiançar que o supradito romance se inscreve num período que o referente autor classifica de juvenil, isto é, foi publicado numa fase embrionária e genesíaca da conceção do seu imaginário fic
This was the third and probably my favorite of Zafon's young adult series. A steampunk type theme of a reclusive toy maker with a house full of automatons, it was spooky and fun. It kept me page turning until the end, and although the characters were a little flat, the themes of young love, loss, and finding yourself are prevalent throughout the entire book and are well written. Zafon's writing can never be called boring, but as I've said before, he writes adult books so beautifully, it seems al ...more
An interesting read.

This book is intended for a younger audience, but for myself, I would have liked to have seen this idea created for an older demographic. I know that children will appreciate not reading a book that is condescending, as some children's books can be, they will like a book that is cleverly written and intriguing. But still, I would be interested to see how it would have worked aiming for an older audience.

The plot of the mystery, was very interesting, I liked the supernatural
Oct 26, 2014 Isabel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
A pontuação seria 3.75, à semelhança de "O príncipe da neblina", mas como não há esta pontuação... Dou 4 *. :)
Pessoalmente, e depois de ler todos os livros de Ruiz Zafón, sinto que esta "Triologia da Neblina" foi uma espécie de ensaio para a tetralogia "O cemitério dos livros esquecidos".
Apesar de esta ser uma obra destinada a jovens não deixa de nos cativar (a nós, fãs de Ruiz Záfon). À semelhança dos volumes anteriores (O príncipe da neblina e O palácio da meia-noite), a história é protagoniza
Mike (the Paladin)
Feb 10, 2014 Mike (the Paladin) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, horror
This is an odd one. Any attempt on my part to give a decent synopsis or thumbnail sketch of this book won't do it, only a little about the story itself. I would suggest that if you like fantasy that actually lives up to that name in that it's fanciful...or if you like horror that actually inspires terror in those solitary alone moments that you try this one.

The book opens up a little slowly giving us background for the players. They introduced with some of their life clinging to the
Oct 04, 2015 Lidia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Христо Блажев
През септември светлините заблестяват за сбогуване:

Вече знаех какво да очаквам от предишните две, определено могат да бъдат прокарани много паралели за начина, по който Сафон изгражда приключенските си книги, как рязко забързва действието и обичайното свръхестествено зло щраква със зъби, винаги породено от нещо ужасно в миналото, винаги следствие на погрешни решения и нарушени клетви и важни обещания. “Септемврийски светлини” се доближава силно до “Принцъ
Apr 03, 2016 Carolina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
No me esperaba esto, cuando comencé el libro lo único que tenía en mente era quitarme esta trilogía de encima, porque no me habían gustado ninguno de los libros anteriores, así que el hecho que me gustara tanto como lo hizo fue una sorpresa.

En este tercer libro siento que se arregla todo lo que no me había gustado en los dos primeros, primero, el romance no me molestó, Irene e Ismael me agradaron desde el principio, juntos o separados, simplemente me agradaba leer sobre ellos. Segundo, en este l
Este es el tercer libro de la trilogía de la niebla, como el propio Zafón advierte, todos se parecen, aunque se puedan leer por separado, la estructura y el argumento tiene partes en común: seres sombríos con los que mejor no hacer tratos, porque estarás perdido de por vida, secretos familiares, historias contadas que no son del todo ciertas, pequeños pueblos y algún personaje muerto por el camino, no siempre los considerables malos.

La historia me ha gustado, pero después de haberme leído Marin
Amy (shoutame)
Beautifully written although I would have liked more!

- After reading The Shadow of the Wind by Zafon a couple of years ago (I fell in love) I was a little disappointed with this novel. That's not saying I didn't enjoy it - I did - but it just didn't reach the beauty and enchantment of The Shadow of the Wind.

- This follows the story of a single Mother who moves with her son and daughter to a sea-side town. She takes up a position in a local mansion working for a mysterious toy maker and her famil
Liz Barnsley
This was a superb and very creepy read, aimed at children but also perfect for adults, one which I read in one sitting and enjoyed thoroughly.

After the death of their Father, Irene and Dorian move with their mother who has a job with Lazarus Jann a reclusive toymaker. This is a house of mystery though and a peculiar adventure is about to begin..

Haunting and atmospheric, I found this novel to be beautifully written - the first one from this author I have read, and it is storytelling at its best.
Feb 10, 2014 Louize rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Carlos Ruiz Zafón is one of my favorite authors. I've read his The Cemetery of Forgotten Books 1-3, and The Prisoner of Heaven turned out to be my best read in 2012. So I decided to give his earlier trilogy a try too.

The Watcher in the Shadows

After the demise of Armand Sauvelle, his family was left in destitute; debtors have seized their assets one after the other. Following the year of darkness, a grand offer was given to Simone as a housekeeper for the palatial home of Lazarus Jann, a famous
Sara Forsberg
Aug 18, 2013 Sara Forsberg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I debated between giving this book 4 or 5 stars for a while before writing this review. My overall emotional response to the story probably deserved a 5, and the world that Zafón has created is so appealing and rich in texture and so clever that I have to say it was a fantastic read. There were however a few little things that marred my experience of the book - the first and foremost being that for a story that is described as a mystery the author essentially gives away the plot before you get t ...more
Cindy Hudson
Sep 12, 2013 Cindy Hudson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Irene’s mother is offered a job in a remote Normandy village it seems like the answer to their prayers. Life has been difficult after her father’s brief illness and death at an early age. Irene and her family are even more enraptured by the employer, a former toy maker with a mansion full of his mechanical creations.

Everyone settles happily into their new surroundings, none more so than Irene, who finds a special bond with a local boy named Ismael. But when a dark shadow is unwittingly rele
Apr 13, 2012 Jordan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Ouaw. Ouaw. Ouaw. C'est définitif : je suis un grand fan de Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Les Lumières De Septembre m'a tout simplement fait tomber amoureux de cet auteur. Si j'avais été énormément séduit par Le Prince De La Brume et un tout petit peu déçu ( mais toujours conquis ) par Le Palais De Minuit, ce livre, lui, m'a carrément rendu accro à la plume de Monsieur Zafón.
Nous retrouvons une nouvelle fois les éléments que le romancier maîtrise à la perfection : il
May 07, 2013 Teresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This edition is published by Orion here in the UK on 9th May 2013.

I am a big fan of Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s writing, both his adult and children’s novels, since I first read The Shadow of the Wind when it was published in 2004. Since then I have enjoyed his two other books in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books cycle, The Angel’s Game and The Prisoner of Heaven. There has been quite a gap between each adult novel being published but Zafon aficianados have been sustained in the interim by his Niebla (Mis
Ana Rebelo
Jan 14, 2015 Ana Rebelo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Já não consigo arranjar mais elogios à escrita de Zafón por isso continuo apenas a fazer-lhe o maior elogio de todos: leio os seus livros com todo o prazer.
As Luzes de Setembro é o primeiro livro do escritor que leio que não faz parte da trilogia do Cemitério dos Livros Esquecidos. Este livro é anterior a essa trilogia e enquadra-se na categoria da literatura juvenil. A história é curta e fala de um mistério em Baía Azul, onde fenómenos estranhos acontecem sem qualquer explicação possível. A mud
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Carlos Ruiz Zafón is a Spanish novelist. Born in Barcelona in 1964, he has lived in Los Ángeles, United States, since 1994, and works as a scriptwriter aside from writing novels.

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
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