AFTER WITNESSING A mysterious explosion, three young Londoners Becky, Jim, and Adelaide journey to a tiny country high in the mountains of Central Europe in 1882. They re an unlikely trio to lead a country, but when Adelaide's husband, the new king, is assassinated, she finds herself fighting for the crown and for her very life.
About the Author
Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England, in 1946. He has won many awards, including the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. His acclaimed trilogy, His Dark Materials, has been published in thirty-nine languages. . The Amber Spyglass, the trilogy s astonishing finale, was the first children s book in history to win the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. It was also nominated for the Booker Prize. When he is not writing books, Pullman enjoys drawing, woodworking, and playing the piano. He lives with his family in Oxford, England.
“Mesmerizing . . . a taut adventure.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred