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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 mansión poblada de seres mecánicos y sombras del pasado... Un enigma en torno a extrañas luces que brillan entre la niebla que rodea el islote del faro. Una criatura de pesadilla que se oculta en lo más profundo del bosque... Estos y otros elementos tejen la trama del misterio que unirá a Irene e Isma ...more
Hardcover, 317 pages
Published September 2007 by Planeta (first published 1995)
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Nov 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 rated it it was amazing
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 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
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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
Maria João
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
9,5 de 10*

“As Luzes de Setembro” findam a trilogia Neblina e terminam igualmente a minha leitura de toda a obra publicada de Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Ainda bem que terminei com este livro, porque me redimiu da última leitura (“O Palácio da Meia-Noite”) que esteve longe de me encher as medidas… Já esta história voltou a colocar Zafón em lugar de destaque na literatura mundial, na minha opinião! Este autor escreve de uma maneira tão própria e tão boa!

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Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Przeczytałam wszystkie książki Zafona. Jestem gotowa na "Labirynt duchów"....
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Irene e Dorian perdem o pai e juntamente com a mãe, Simone, mudam-se para Baía Azul, uma pequena cidade no litoral da Normandia. O local mostra-se encantador e hospitaleiro. Simone consegue emprego como governanta em Cravenmoore, um casarão palaciano pertencente a um fabricante de brinquedos chamado Lazarus. Irene conhece Ismael, um marinheiro e os dois vivem uma paixão adolescente. Mas, logo os dois jovens descobrem que estão envolvidos em uma trama horripilante, que envolve Cravenmoore e o pró ...more
Aug 27, 2015 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
Yamile Méndez
Jun 03, 2010 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,
Kells Next Read
Actual Ratings: 3.5

I enjoyed it but I must admit I'm a scardy cat with it comes to erry/creepy tales. This one had it fill of creepy creatures.
"Num mundo de luzes e sombras, todos nós, cada um de nós precisa encontrar seu próprio caminho."
Jul 20, 2012 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
Oct 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the writing of Carlos Ruiz Zafon. And his stories and ideas. His books always catch me and I don't want to stop reading and I don't want the books to end. This one ended too fast, not just because I enjoyed it too much but because the story rushed through too fast. There would have been a lot more potential for suspense and character development.
Holger Haase
Aug 24, 2013 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
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
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
Maria Roxana
Sep 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Am învățat că uneori singurătatea e un drum care conduce la pace."
Aug 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
C.J. Stark ☮️
This was enjoyable, but not as good as I had expected. I dunno, I had heard lots of good things about this author so I think I went in with a little too high of an expectation. The story has lots in it for only 256 pages. So much so that I felt aspects were a little underdeveloped. I expected something with much more atmosphere than what I got. But, as I said, still an enjoyable story full of mystery, magic, killer monsters and a mysterious hermit man.
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
Salve a tutti amici! Questa settimana sono stata per la maggior parte del tempo rinchiusa in casa a causa del maltempo e  di un piccolo incidente domestico che, a parte qualche livido e il grande spavento, per fortuna mi ha lasciata incolume. Questa inaspettata clausura mi ha regalato molto tempo da dedicare alla lettura, accoccolata sul mio divano preferito davanti al fuoco scoppiettante del camino. Parola d'ordine relax! Il libro che ho scelto di leggere in questi giorni s'intitola Le Luci di ...more
Maria Costa
Mar 02, 2017 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."
Leon Enciso
Reto 34- 2017 Book Challenge: Un libro con un mes o un día de la semana en el titulo.


Vi muchas cosas que jamás creí que pudieran ocurrir… Hay sombras en el mundo, Ismael. Sombras mucho peores que cualquier cosa contra la que tú y yo luchamos aquella noche en
Cravenmoore. Sombras al lado de las cuales Daniel Hoffmann es apenas un juego de niños.
Sombras que vienen de dentro de cada uno de nosotros.

Димитър Цолов
Кратичка история, ориентирана към юношеската аудитория, която не блесна с кой знае каква оригиналност, но пък беше разказана добре. Научих и нова дума - Допелгенгер (Doppelgänger) - в литературата от епохата на романтизма - двойник на човека, проявяващ се като тъмната страна на личността. Яко!
Mar 13, 2017 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 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
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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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