Another magical read from the author of THE SHADOW OF THE WIND. An idyllic summer turns into a nightmare when a young girl discovers the secrets locked inside a toymaker's crumbling mansion.
Read by James Wilby. BONUS TRACK on CD - Author interview. The discovery of a forgotten book leads to a hunt for an elusive author who may or may not still be alive...
1916, Calcutta. A man pauses for breath outside the ruins of Jheeter's Gate station knowing he has only hours to live. Pursued by assassins, he must ensure the safety of two newborn twins, before disappearing into the night to meet his fate.
1932. Ben and his friends are due to leave the orphanage which has been their home for sixteen years. Tonight will be the final meeting of their secret club, in the old ruin they christened The Midnight Palace. Then Ben discovers he has a sister - and together they learn the tragic story of their past, as a shadowy figures lures them to a terrifying showdown in the ruins of Jheeter's Gate station.
From the author of THE SHADOW OF THE WIND, the haunting story of a secret society and a labyrinthine railway station with a dark past.