By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Set in Calcutta within the Nineteen Thirties, The dead night Palace starts off on a dismal evening while an English lieutenant fights to save lots of baby twins Ben and Sheere from an unthinkable hazard. regardless of monsoon-force rains and bad threat lurking round each road nook, the younger lieutenant manages to get them to protection, yet no longer with out wasting his personal existence. . . .
Years later, at the eve of Ben and Sheere's 16th birthday, the mysterious risk reenters their lives. This time, it can be very unlikely to flee. With assistance from their courageous neighbors, the twins should take a stand opposed to the fear that watches them within the shadows of the night--and face the main scary creature within the heritage of town of Palaces.
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Then, after a moment that seemed eternal, he felt burning fingers closing round his throat, cutting off his very last breath. In the distance he could hear the sound of that accursed train and the ghostly voices of hundreds of children howling from the flames. After that, only darkness. ONE BY ONE, ARYAMI Bose blew out the candles that lit up her sanctuary until only the hesitant glow of the fire remained, projecting fleeting haloes of light against the naked walls. The children were now asleep and the silence was broken only by the rain pattering against the closed shutters and the occasional crackling of the fire.
I’m sorry I’ve wasted your time, Mr Carter,’ concluded Jawahal. ‘On the contrary,’ replied Carter. ‘I’m just sorry I haven’t been of any assistance. ’ ‘Absolutely,’ Jawahal agreed, also standing up. ‘Once again, I appreciate your kindness. ’ ‘With pleasure,’ answered Carter, although he couldn’t wait to get rid of this man. Jawahal smiled maliciously, as if he’d read Carter’s thoughts. ’ Carter couldn’t hide his surprise. ‘I hope you don’t think I’m being tactless,’ Jawahal added hurriedly. ‘If that is the case, please ignore my question.
All that is left for me now is to take my leave and allow the facts to speak for themselves. I’ll never forget the fear on the faces of my friends the night it snowed in Calcutta. But, as Ben used to tell me, the best place to start a story is at the beginning … Calcutta, May 1916 SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT A BOAT EMERGED OUT of the mist that rose like a fetid curse from the surface of the Hooghly River. The faint glow of a flickering lantern attached to the mast revealed the figure of a man wrapped in a cape, rowing with difficulty towards the distant shore.
The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon