The Rose of Fire

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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The Rose of Fire

The Rose of Fire Set at the time of the Spanish Inquisition in the fifteenth century Rose of Fire tells the story of the origins of the mysterious labyrinthine library the Cemetery of Forgotten Books which lies at

  • Title: The Rose of Fire
  • Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Set at the time of the Spanish Inquisition in the fifteenth century, Rose of Fire tells the story of the origins of the mysterious labyrinthine library, the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, which lies at the heart of Carlos Ruiz Zaf n s novels The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel s Game, and now The Prisoner of Heaven.

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    1. Mohammed Arabey on said:

      So, I had to go and visit The e-Cemetery of Forgotten e-Books for this 12 pages only?Short review to come -very limited slow Internet connection for me for days

    2. Antonio on said:

      Dieciocho páginas ¿enserio? Solo 18 páginas, si la historia es bonita, si, Zafón sigue teniendo una prosa maravillosa, e incluso hay un elemento sorprendente en este relato, (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] que no me esperaba para nada, dado el tono de los libros anteriores, pero, un gran pero, yo no quiero una precuela de 18 páginas, yo quiero “El cementerio de los libros olvidados Los Orígenes” que sea por lo menos una trilogía de entre 500 y 700 páginas por libro ¡entiendes Zafón [...]

    3. Laura (booksnob) on said:

      One of my favorite books of all time is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. In it, there is the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a labyrinthine library that winds underground. Rose of Fire is a short story that defines the origins of this labyrinth and how it came into existence.The story begins in 1454 when a ship was sighted aground on the coast of Spain with a soul survivor tied to the helm of the ship. On the dying man's person was a journal written in a foreign tongue. This journal hol [...]

    4. Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede on said:

      This short story by Carlos Ruiz Zafón tells the story about the origin of The Cemetery of Forgotten Books. It's a great story. So why only 3 stars? Because It's a bloody short story and not 300-500 pages thick book instead. It feels like reading a summary of a book.Mental note to self: When you are writing a review on your mother's computer in the future. Save a draft for unexpected "Blue Screen of Death" incidents

    5. María on said:

      Rosa de fuego cuenta la historia de como surgió el cementerio de los libros abandonados. La verdad es que a pesar de ser una historia bastante corta, me ha gustado bastante. Me ha parecido muy interesante saber los orígenes de esa "biblioteca" y como siempre, Carlos Ruiz Zafón me sigue enamorando con su manera de escribir.Estoy deseando continuar con esta historia.Le doy 4 estrellas.

    6. Maxwell on said:

      I don't know how to rate this. It was extremely short, and the blurb is misleading. It barely tells you at all about the construction of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. It only tells you about the man who drew up the plans for it. And then it ends. Basically, not necessary to the series unless Zafon had expanded the story and made it a novella or even a novel with cool Medieval elements.

    7. Wendy Darling on said:

      Download the free short story for Kindle, Nook, etc. here: files.harpercollins/Assets

    8. Laura on said:

      A pesar de ser muy corto, es bonito saber de dónde viene el Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados

    9. Char on said:

      A quick short story, (the Kindle version is free!) concerning The Cemetery of Forgotten Books and how it came to be. I enjoyed it, but was disappointed when it ended at 37%.

    10. TL on said:

      3.5: A nice short story about the origins of the 'Cemetery of Forgotten Books', an ancestor of a certain character is mentioned as well, made me smile :).Only complaint, the page count says 34 but its only 16 18 pages are a preview of 'the prisoner of heaven' ~~~~Mister Zafon's wonderful writing and imagery are on fine display here and he makes the most of the short length :"The chronicles tell us that when the maker of labyrinths reached Barcelona on board a vessel hailing from the East, he alr [...]

    11. Chris on said:

      July 10 is marked on my calendar. Carlos Ruiz Zafon's latest installment in the series that began with the magical book "The Shadow of the Wind" comes out on that day. I can't wait to dive into it---and this book, in addition to the short story "The Rose of Fire," gives us a preview of what must be the first chapter. The Rose of Fire begins even before the beginning. It tells a fairy tale of sorts, set in the heart and hypocrisy of the Spanish Inquisition and explores the nature of true goodness [...]

    12. Lora Christova on said:

      I had never heard about this novelist before, but yesterday when I went to the Book fair, that took place in The National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria, I was given this story by a promoter of one of the publishing houses.I have to say that I really loved it and I want to read the other novels of this author as well :) I have the feeling that they are gonna be really nice. I am very curious. :)About this story in particular, I have to say that I really liked it. Really interesting for me [...]

    13. Cat on said:

      It's a nice, decent tale. Nothing special, but it is always good to read something by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

    14. Indru on said:

      "Rosa de fuego" is a short story written between "El juego del ángel" and "El prisionero del cielo", which makes it book 2.5 in the "El cementerio de los libros olvidados" series. It shows the events that lead to the construction of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. It's practically the genesis for the entire series, even though it was written between Book 2 and Book 3.It's a very interesting story and for a short one it's definitely worth the time. I loved it and now can't wait to jump to the 3 [...]

    15. Denisse on said:

      “Sé que no es usted hombre de fe, Edmond, pero la fe se encuentra cuando no se busca y llegará el día en que sea su corazón, no su mente, el que anhele la purificación del alma”"Su mente no podía abarcar la complejidad y la aritmética que sostenía aquella ilusión, pero se dijo que vendrían mentes más preclaras capaces de dilucidar sus secretos y que, hasta entonces, hasta que otros más sabios pudieran encontrar el modo de salvar el laberinto y recordar el precio de la bestia, gua [...]

    16. CA on said:

      Amor y odio es lo que siento hacia los libros de este autor y cuando por fin siento que ya lo había superado, vuelvo al punto de inicio. No es que tenga nada contra él o sus libros es solo que siento que no son tan buenos como todo el mundo dice y caen en lo redundante, sin embargo no puedo evitar obsesionarme un poco con ellos.Y cuando en Las luces de septiembre nombran a Corelli me volvieron todas las ganas de leerme el cuarto libro de El cementerio de los libros olvidados y como ese libro n [...]

    17. Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora) on said:

      No puedo creer que este relato saliera hace años y yo no me hubiera enterado. Lo encontré ayer por casualidad mientras revisaba por millonésima vez la página de de Zafón y wow ¡es genial! O sea, es ridículamente corto, pero me encantó +.+ A pesar de que lo leí en inglés porque no lo encontré en español, se nota por la traducción el estilo elegante y único de Zafón. ¡Y qué historia, señores, qué historia! Esto bien podría convertirse en una precuela en toda regla, en un libro [...]

    18. Fernanda on said:

      oh Tão giro este conto.Um conto fantástico e com um fim emocionante.Uma estreia com a escrita de Zafon e foi excelente. um aguçar da curiosidade em relação as outras historia do autor.Zafon oferece-nos neste conto uma história fantástica a raiar as histórias infantis onde há sempre uma apelo aos valores morais e humanos, que cada vez mais numa sociedade egoista e indivualista, são um bem a não esquecer.Este conto estava free na livraria Kobo, nao sei se ainda está, mas é de facto um [...]

    19. Blair on said:

      A short story which acts as a prequel to the author's Barcelona quartet, giving some background on the origins of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. I enjoyed the story but, as always with this kind of thing, it was very slight and I wish it could have been longer.

    20. Kaethe on said:

      Nice little free back story on the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. I love this business of authors giving away stories set in the interstices between their novels.Free download

    21. Mariana on said:

      Λίγο πριν την κυκλοφορία του τρίτου βιβλίου της σειράς Το Κοιμητήριο των Λησμονημένων Βιβλίων ο Zafón έδωσε στους αναγνώστες του μια μπόνους μικρή ιστορία στην οποία αποκαλύπτει ποιος είναι αυτός που έφτιαξε τα σχέδια για το Κοιμητήριο και πως δημιουργήθηκε η ιδέα.Όσοι έχο [...]

    22. David Edmonds on said:

      Rose of Fire is a free ebook prequel to the Carlos Ruiz Zafón's The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. The story is described as telling the history of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, which intrigued me as this remains on of the main mysteries for me in the first two books of the series, The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game. However, while the story does tell the origins, it doesn't tell the complete history of the Cemetery, so while it answers some questions, it really just leaves as [...]

    23. Maite on said:

      No sabía con que me encontraría al leer esta historia. Como primer punto a favor, me sentí emocionada al saber que develaría el origen del Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados. En manos de David Martín mis expectativas se derrumbaron un poco, puesto que no tengo la mayor fe en el personaje y nunca ha sido mi favorito. Sin embargo, como las historias de Carlos Ruiz Zafón, no deja de ser fascinante de principio a fin y lo que culmina con los Sempere afortunadamente tiene origen en ellos tambi [...]

    24. Laura on said:

      Free on Kindle.Location 38:It was the year of Our Lord 1454. A plague had decimated the population during the winter and the city lay under a blanket of ochre-coloured smoke that rose from bonfires ablaze with hundreds of corpses and shrouds.Location 65:And so it was that the printer spent the entire night reading and translating for the Grand Inquisitor the secret diary of Edmond de Luna, adventurer and bearer of a curse that was to bring the beast to Barcelona.Location 88:For months on end Edm [...]

    25. Muhammad Ahmed Siddiqui on said:

      There is always a chill that goes through me whenever I plan to read a Carlos Ruiz Zafon book. This was no different. This book is not a novel itself but rather explains the mystery behind the cemetery of forgotten books which is present in every book of this series. The revealing of the mystery left me a little confused at the end but these few pages of a book is worth a read for all the fans of the series. When the mystery unfolds it leads to more questions that's why I removed one star and of [...]

    26. Elias Jabbour on said:

      Zafon continues to impress us with his marvelous novels.He creates life within the lines, making plot twists stupendously amazing,all through his talents at descriptive paragraphs. John Green should learn from Zafon, but until his learning is complete, his books would have been thrown in some modern literature trash bin, dejecting his silly fans.

    27. Susana on said:

      Um pequeno conto agradável de ler, mas que sabe a poucoSe alguém estiver interessado, fiz uma tradução deste conto para português. Quem quiser receber o ficheiro, indique o e-mail em comentário ou mande-me mensagem privada.

    28. Jessica on said:

      Short, somewhat under-detailed story behind the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. I would have liked to know how it actually came to be built.

    29. Monique on said:

      Original post here.The Rose of Fire is a short, short story - so short in fact that I managed to finish reading it in the 10- to 15-minute period I spent waiting for my take-out at a pizza place last week. While reading on the phone (with the awful backlight) wasn't very ideal for my poor eyes, I had to browse through my Kindle app anyway to look for something with which to pass the time. (But I forgive the pizza place if only for the sumptuous baked macaroni.) The Rose of Fire proved to be more [...]

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