The Angel’s Game is the prequel to Zafón’s The Shadow of the Wind. The novel is set in Barcelona in the 1920′s. It follows a fiction writer, David Martin, as he struggles to stay afloat in writing world. He moves into an abandoned mansion with it’s own set of ghosts where he types out his stories and becomes consistently desperate and frustrated. When he’s approached by a mysterious publisher offering a book deal that seems too good to be true, David jumps at the opportunity. As he beings his work and visits the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, he realizes there are bigger mysteries afoot.
The Shadow of the Wind is a book set in 1945 Barcelona. In the book, Daniel finds a book so called The Shadow of the Wind in a very cool place. It is the first book that he really learns to love literature and words. After reading the book, Daniel begins his quest to find out more about the author’s, Julian Carax, past and current whereabouts. This is where Daniel’s adventures begin.