Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The Watcher in the Shadows
Upon their first visit to Cravenmoore, Jann's home, the children are spooked by the life size automatons which fill the house, and they are warned never to go into the east wing of the house where his invalid wife lives. In addition, the forest surrounding Cravenmoore and the Sauville's new home is filled not with real birds but with strange automatons built by Lazarus Jann. Despite their uneasiness, the job still seems like a good fit.
Soon after their arrival, Irene meets Ismael, a young sailor with whom she instantly falls in love, and the two begin spending all their time together.
Things quickly turn sour when an unsuspecting housemaid releases a powerful evil that begins to hunt down everyone connected with Lazarus Jann. Who is the toy maker really, and why does this evil force cling to him?
Read Carlos Ruiz Zafon's thrilling tale of horror and suspense to find out!