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Las Luces de Septiembre (Niebla #3)

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Un misterioso fabricante de juguetes que vive recluido en una gigantesca mansion poblada de seres mecanicos y sombras del pasado... Un enigma en torno a extranas luces que brillan entre la niebla que rodea el islote del faro. Una criatura de pesadilla que se oculta en lo mas profundo del bosque . . . Estos y otros elementos tejen la trama del misterio que unira a Irene e I ...more
Hardcover, 317 pages
Published December 18th 2007 by Rayo (first published 1995)
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Nov 30, 2011 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.
Sep 23, 2012 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
Lynne King
Nov 02, 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
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
Aug 27, 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
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,
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
Jul 20, 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
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
Maria Roxana
Sep 13, 2016 Maria Roxana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Am învățat că uneori singurătatea e un drum care conduce la pace."
Maria Costa
Mar 02, 2017 Maria Costa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Num mundo de luzes e sombras, todos, cada um de nós, devia encontrar o seu próprio caminho."
Holger Haase
Aug 24, 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
Margarida Miranda
Oct 30, 2014 Margarida Miranda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
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
Mar 13, 2017 Dídac rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lecturas-2017
2,5 estrellas. Miércoles día 15/03/2017 reseña en mi blog (link en mi bio).
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
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
Mike (the Paladin)
Feb 05, 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
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
Un té con Ceres
Libro entretenido. Lectura juvenil, rápida y con la garantía de un escritor que no defrauda.
Najbolja za kraj! :)
Oct 01, 2015 Lidia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Feb 01, 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
Apr 26, 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
Jun 14, 2014 Tita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Classificação: 4,5 Estrelas

Finalmente comprei e li o último livro da Trilogia da Neblina e uma vez mais fiquei rendida à escrita do Zafón.
Apesar de ser uma trilogia, todos os livros podem ser lidos de forma independente, pois não temos uma linha de acção comum, mas sim um ambiente de terror e mistério comuns.
Após ficar viúva e ter alguns problemas de ordem financeira, Simone encontra um trabalho como governanta na mansão Cravenmoore, que pertence a Lazarus, partindo assim para a Baía Azul com os
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
May 28, 2012 Louize rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014

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
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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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