An old house full of secrets... A circus troop of statues... An ageing shipwreck. Max Carver's new life on the coast plunges him into a mystery that has been unfolding for generations.
With his new friend he explores the wreck of a boat that sank many years ago in a terrible storm.
Everyone on board perished except for one man - an engineer who built the lighthouse at the end of the beach.
During the dive, Max sees something that leaves him cold, and as he learns more about the wreck, the chilling story of the Prince of Mist begins to unravel. What's the hook? A superb novel from the multi award-winning, best-selling author Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of Shadow of the Wind. What are the themes? Coming of age, fate, justice and the struggle between good and evil. Teaching points Ideal for analysing narrative structure. Perfect for exploring the fantasy-horror genre. Fully supported by the accompanying Teacher CD-ROM with customisable teaching resources, images, activities and video clips.