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The Labyrinth of the Spirits

(El cementerio de los libros olvidados #4)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  12,077 ratings  ·  1,726 reviews
The internationally acclaimed New York Times bestselling author returns to the magnificent universe he constructed in his bestselling novels The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel’s Game, and The Prisoner of Heaven in this riveting series finale—a heart-pounding thriller and nail-biting work of suspense which introduces a sexy, seductive new heroine whose investigation shines a ...more
Hardcover, 805 pages
Published September 18th 2018 by Harper (first published 2016)
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Javier Cuevas There are cronology mistakes in all the four books. I decided to enjoy the tale as a tale and make the corrections in my mind. The story is great but…moreThere are cronology mistakes in all the four books. I decided to enjoy the tale as a tale and make the corrections in my mind. The story is great but Zafón could did a better job in the timeline.(less)
Ivette Guadalupe The last information on CRZ web it says that the book in Spanish is out 17 November 2016 in Spain. Barns and Nobles will have it on November 22nd…moreThe last information on CRZ web it says that the book in Spanish is out 17 November 2016 in Spain. Barns and Nobles will have it on November 22nd 2016, but the English translation does not come out until 2018.(less)

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The gothic universe created in The Shadow of the Wind, and the following alleyways forged in the sequels culminate in this finale, where all the threads connect to illuminate the horrors, secrets, and terrors of the harrowing and heartbreaking years of the Spanish Civil War and Franco's dictatorship that overturned democratic rule, aided and abetted by the Catholic Church. I loved The Shadow of the Wind and the universe it established with The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, but the following two b ...more
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gente, lo que están a punto de ver no se lo pueden contar a nadie...bienvenidos al Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados.

Que tristeza cuando termina una serie que te ha marcado tanto. Y que alegría cuando lo hace de forma tan increíble.

Admiro mucho que cada tomo de El Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados sea su propia historia al igual que parte de una más grande. Y ese es el primer acierto que tengo que darle a El Laberinto de los Espíritus, no nos da lo que queremos si no lo que necesita contar.
Lucy Langford
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The hope every maker of tales carries within: that readers will open their hearts to these little creatures made of ink and paper, and give them a part of themselves so they can be immortal, even if only for a few minutes.

An absolutely amazing and spellbinding book to finish off the "Shadow of the Wind" quartet. This book draws on old characters and new, strung together into a intricate interconnected web of a plot that had me absolutely gripped. We get to see the beloved Barcelona in all
Sara Cantador
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-reads
Necesito unos días para digerir todo =(
Ninoska Goris
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: leido-2017
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Sean Gibson
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It’s hard to know exactly what to say about a story that’s about stories that are, in turn, about stories.

Ruiz Zafon’s magical (if occasionally frustrating) Cemetery of Lost Books quadrilogy defies easy categorization. Is it a thriller? Well, it’s certainly suspenseful. A mystery? It’s got unanswered questions in droves, and people trying to tease out answers. A romance? It’s got passion aplenty, and meet-cutes galore. Historical fiction? Intricate details of the Spanish past abound, and Barcel
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
5 amazingly wonderful stars
My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres...

This book is the fourth and the last installment of the series that started with The Shadow of the Wind published in 2001 and which went on to be a best seller. Continuing this series was another outstanding book The Angel's Game followed by The Prisoner of Heaven. All of these presented to the reader the underbelly of Barcelona during and after the terror reign of Franco. The characters written of in
Mohammed Arabey
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
بأجواء شتوية باردة، سرت أسيرا بمتاهة أرواح زافون
منذ دخلت مقبرة الكتب المنسية، لمرة رابعة..أخيرة

فدائرة الروايات تصل في جزئها الرابع لذروة نضجها

بشخصيات جديدة مثيرة تتضافر مصائرها مع القديمة..وحكاية أكثر تعقيدا وخطورة..وخاتمة حلوة مُرّة
خاتمة تعتبر في نفس الوقت، بداية ممتازة لرواية ظل الريح

من قال أنك ستخرج أبدا من متاهة الأرواح تلك...بل هي ستتسلل تحت جلدك ولن تفلتك أبدا
منذ دخلت صفحات هذا الكتاب الذي غلافه يصور قارئ مرتاب يدخل مدينة بين صفحات كتاب...او كتاب بين طيات مدينة

الجزء الأول تعرفنا علي ظل الر
Dec 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
La primera vez que leí La Sombra del Viento fue cuando tenía doce años y fue el libro que hizo que me gustará leer. He esperado diez años para leer el desenlace de la saga y, se que hay o habrán diferentes opiniones sobre este último libro, pero a mi no me ha defraudado.

El laberinto de los Espíritus me ha fascinado, he recordado porque me gusta leer y me siento muy triste porque tendré que dejar ir a todos sus personajes a los que les tengo mucho cariño. Sin embargo, se qué siempre podré regres
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: espanhóis
(review in English below)

Gostei imenso deste livro e estive mesmo tentada a dar-lhe as 5 estrelas, mas...

Achei aquele último capítulo, O Livro de Julián, muito anti-climácico, tendo em conta a intensa atmosfera de tensão e mistério que me absorveu durante quase toda a história. Aliás, todos os homens da família Sempere me pareceram uns pãezinhos sem sal...

Por outro lado, voltou a ser flagrante - como já tinha acontecido n' O Jogo do Anjo - a repetição exagerada de algumas metáforas e comparações
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ci ho messo un po', in effetti, però ce l'ho fatta!

Leggere Zafón e le sue descrizioni di Barcellona, è come guardare una serie di cartoline che ritraggono i luoghi più singolari e suggestivi di questa meravigliosa Città.
Dice bene l'Autore, per bocca di Fermín: "Questa città è una strega. Ti si intrufola sotto la pelle e non ti lascia mai andare..."

Tra Madrid e Barcellona la storia si snoda racchiudendo altre storie; molti cerchi aperti nei romanzi precedenti qui si chiudono (o meglio: "si unisco
May 28, 2018 marked it as to-read
I’ve been waiting, simmering, slowly dying for this book. It is finally coming out and I couldn’t be happier.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon wrote one of my favourite books of all time - The Shadow of the Wind.

If you haven’t read that... well, you know what to do. A book about books. You cannot go wrong with that at all.
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'The Labyrinth of the Spirits' is the fourth and final installment in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. I don't mind telling the world that this happens to be one of my favourite series of all time, and Carlos Ruiz Zafon is very much criminally underrated in my view. Having loved the previous three books, I was hoping to be completely blown away once again by Zafon's superb storytelling ability. It's safe to say he didn't let me down, and this lived up to my incredibly high expectations. O ...more
Nov 21, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Con este libro me ha pasado que he cambiado varias veces de puntuación de estrellitas. Hasta la mitad, iba a darle cuatro estrellas, ya que me parecía una historia interesante de investigación policial con una pareja de "detectives", Alicia y Vargas, muy buena, sobre todo por ella, el verdadero hallazgo de esta novela, personaje que aunque tan novelesco como el Falcó de Pérez Reverte (con el que guarda ciertas similitudes; ¡qué curioso!) logra caer bien y que empatices con él y su historia. Y ta ...more
Rita Araújo
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

"Nunca nos damos conta do vazio em que deixamos passar o tempo enquanto não vivemos de verdade. Por vezes a vida, não os dias queimados, é só um instante, um dia, uma semana, um mês. Sabemos que estamos vivos porque dói, porque de repente tudo importa e porque quando esse breve momento se acaba, o resto da existência se transforma numa recordação à qual tentamos em vão regressar enquanto nos resta alento no corpo."

Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s “The Shadow of the Wind” is arguably my favourite book ( I have multiple editions, and every time I see it at a used bookstore, I buy it and give it to someone because the sight of this book alone on a shelf makes me want to find it a good and loving home. Every time a new installment of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series came out, I ran to the bookstore to get a copy and locked myself in to devour it. To say that my expectations an ...more
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's always a pleasure to read one of Zafon's books! I enjoyed being back in the atmoshpere of his gothic Barcelona full of mysteries and twists and turns you don't see coming! I met favorite characters from the previous books and was happy to meet new characters which I loved during this story! This book had it all and made me laugh, cry, angry and emotional while reading it. Zafon is an excellent storyteller and once again he proved it in the last instalment of The cemetery of forgotten books ...more
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Достоен завършек на една чудесна тетралогия.

Искаше ми се да дам 5 звезди, но последните трийсетина страници вече съвсем ми доскучняха и го обърнаха на семейна сага, а очаквах те да са най-интересните. Също така имаше и някои недомислици като прескачане на висока каменна стена и качване в движение на трамвай с високи токчета без никаква щета за краката на героинята.

Като изключим тези дребни трески за дялане книгата е много добра и Сафон си остава моят испански любимец заедно с Реверте :)
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A espera do último volume da tetralogia do Cemitério dos Livros Esquecidos foi algo longa e que me deixou muito ansiosa.

De volta a Barcelona, no final dos anos 50, Daniel Sempere é já um homem casado e pai de um menino mas a morte da sua mãe, Isabella, continua a "atormenta-lo".
Impressionante como um livro com mais de 800 páginas me consegui manter sempre agarrada e ansiosa sobre o seu desfecho.
Para além de Daniel e Fermín, temos novas personagens que nos vão trazer muitas aventuras, mistério e
Fran Sobrido
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Si bien soy un fan de Ruíz-Zafón desde hace muchos años, con esta novela creo que ha llegado a su cumbre literaria como escritor. No descarto que en un futuro publique trilogías o sagas al mismo nivel, aunque no lo tendrá nada fácil. Sin duda, uno de los mejores escritores contemporáneos en español, tanto para jóvenes como para adultos.

En esta cuarta entrega de la Saga del Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados, Ruíz-Zafón cierra finalmente las historias in
Metodi Markov
Достоен завършек на сагата в четири тома за Барселона, Испания, испанците и книгите!

И няма как да се сърдим на дон Сафон, че в обичта си към тях се е разпрострял по на широко в тази възхвала на литературата, четенето и на достойните човеци с принципи, лукс в едно мерзко и страшно време.

За читателите, които не са запознати с историята на Гражданската война в Испания и следвоенните години под властта на диктатора Франко, това може да се окаже доста полезно, освен интересно четиво.

Срещаме се със ст
Ana Carvalheira
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“A cada dia que passava mais me convencia de que a boa literatura tinha pouco ou nada a ver com quimeras triviais como “a inspiração” ou “ter qualquer coisa para contar” e muito com a engenharia da linguagem, com a arquitetura da narração, com a pintura das texturas, os tons e as cores da construção, com a fotografia das imagens e com a música que uma orquestra de palavras podia produzir”.

É assim que Zafón, ele próprio, quase no estertor desta memorável narrativa, nos resume a forma com que faz
Long awaited last volume of The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series finally brings everything together in a unputdownable story. Every loose thread from the previous volumes is tied up in a revelatory finale. Secrets deep hidden emerge to surface. Evil seems unleashed in a Barcelona still recovering after the war horrors.

Treason, deceit but also friendship and loyalty are intertwined in a mystery story which will keep you long awake at night.

CRZ has built a gothic world full of mystery, suspense
Alba Amor por los libros
Y se acabó. Se acabó la que ha sido la saga de mi vida, la que lleva acompañándome 15 años y la que me ha marcado en muchos aspectos.
He tenido muchos sentimientos encontrados con esta novela, pero a pesar de algunas cosillas que no han sido como me esperaba, no puedo decir que no haya sido una historia maravillosa y una narración sublime.
He reído y he llorado mucho.
Siempre recordaré estas historias y estos personajes con muchísimo cariño. Fermín siempre tendrá un sitio guardado en el ático de
Abel Montero
Dec 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
È un libro bellissimo, enorme, fatto d'amore per le parole tanto quanto per i personaggi che racconta. È anche inevitabilmente meno diretto del primo della serie, ma è anche più efficace, per esempio di quello che lo ha subito preceduto. Introducendo nuovi personaggi, Zafòn racconta lati nuovi di quelli che conoscevamo già e chiude gli archi narrativo lasciati in sospeso. In un certo senso, questo romanzo è un lungo addio. Come tale, porta lacrime, commozione e amarezza, ma anche la certezza del ...more
Caroline Gurgel
Não supera A Sombra do Vento, mas ainda é maravilhoso...

O Labirinto dos Espíritos é o quarto e último livro de O Cemitério dos Livros Esquecidos, uma das minhas séries favoritas. Os livros podem ser lidos fora de ordem, pois as histórias se sobrepõem e se complementam. Como o autor diz, é uma história com quatro portas de entrada diferentes, e isso é o mais mágico de tudo. Contudo, ainda prefiro a ordem de lançamento: A Sombra do Vento, O Jogo do Anjo, O Prisioneiro do Céu e O Labirinto dos Es
Jderu Marius
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Daca as fi putut i-as fi dat 10 stelute. O carte minunat scrisa, o opera monumentala.
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was good....but it didn't need to be 600 pages long. Sorry, it kind of dragged in spots. Full review to come.


(see English review below)

Lavirint duhova je još jedno remek djelo gosp. Safona, koje je mnogo mračnije i komplikovanije od svih prethodnih knjiga ovog serijala. S obzirom da kada je prvi dio napisan ova knjiga nije bila planirana, Safon je odlično uklopio sve dijelove. Lavirint duhova povezuje i objašnjava prethodne tri knjige, ali i ima posebnu priču.

Radnja se dešava 1959. i počinje u Madridu gdje upoznajemo nove likove, no nekih 200ak stranica kasnije radnja se premješta u Barselonu. Najznač
Roberta Frontini (Blogue FLAMES)
Minha mãe do céu... nunca vi nada assim... !
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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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El cementerio de los libros olvidados (4 books)
  • The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1)
  • The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2)
  • The Prisoner of Heaven (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #3)
“Los recuerdos que uno entierra en el silencio son los que nunca dejan de perseguirle” 26 likes
“La mayoría de los mortales nunca llegamos a conocer nuestro verdadero destino; simplemente somos atropellados por él. Para cuando levantamos la cabeza y lo vemos alejarse por la carretera ya es tarde, y el resto del camino lo tenemos que hacer por la cuneta de aquello que los soñadores llaman la madurez. La esperanza no es más que la fe de que ese momento no haya llegado todavía, de que acertemos a ver nuestro verdadero destino cuando se acerque y podamos saltar a bordo antes de que la oportunidad de ser nosotros mismos se desvanezca para siempre y nos condene a vivir de vacío, añorando lo que debió ser y nunca fue.   Alicia” 21 likes
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