The Cemetery of Forgotten Books
* Daniel Sempere wakes up frightened because he cannot remember his mother's face.
* Daniel's father takes him to The Cemetery of Forgotten Books.
* Daniel chooses The Shadow of the Wind by Julián Carax for which he will "keep alive."
* Daniel finishes the book in the first evening he has it.
Days of Ashes 1945 -1949: Chapters 1 - 3
* Daniel tries to find more works by Julián Carax, but he is unsuccessful.
* Daniel's father directs Daniel to Gustavo Barcelo for more information about Carax. Instead Gustavo offers to buy The Shadow of the Wind from Daniel.
* Daniel is introduced to Gustavo's blind niece, Clara, who also enjoys Carax's works, having first read Carax from a tutor's recommendation. Daniel is enchanted by Clara.
Days of Ashes 1945 -1949: Chapters 4 - 6
* Clara Barcelo tells Daniel the story about a man who searches for Julián Carax's books and...
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