Back in my pre-blogging days I read the fantastic Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I also had the pleasure of participating in an author led discussion group at what was then Barnes & Noble University. One of the things that Carlos Ruiz Zafon mentioned at the time was that his plan was to write a series of loosely connected books, not necessarily featuring the same characters but certainly some of the same settings and themes.
Since that time, I have been trying to track down any news that might be had about the next book and have been able to find nothing! Not long ago I had a brainwave and asked one of my Spanish speaking friends from one of the forums that I participate in if she could find any information on any Spanish sites.
Guess what....there is news!
Apparently the book is called 'El Juego del Angel' - The Angel's Game. It is set on the 20s in Barcelona and is coming out on April 17th. The Publishers didn't want to say anything about what is the book about so there is lots of secrecy.
I know that I can't read it yet, but at least there is now hope that it will come out in English in the not too distant future!