Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Using multiple narrators and expertly concocted cliffhangers, Pullman crafts a thrilling page-turner. This gothic farce features young orphans, evil schemers, a gloomy Swiss castle, a long-lost heir, stalwart lads, capable women, a con man on the lam, hilariously bumbling police officers, and Zamiel: the Prince of the Mountains, the Demon Huntsman. . . . It's whirlwind plotting, manipulated into a pulsing tale of darkened hearts, treachery, and at long last, redemption."--Kirkus Reviews "In this deliciously gothic thriller there are enough demon huntsmen, evil guardians, and brooding castles to please even the most desensitized reader."--School Library Journal, Starred "A welcome diversion . . . [that is] dashing, sparkling, and wildly over the top."--Publishers Weekly, Starred From the Trade Paperback edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Can you hear the distant howling of hounds and the thunder of ghostly hooves? It's All Souls' Eve and Zamiel the Demon Huntsman has come to claim his prey! He's headed straight for Castle Karlstein, where the evil count has hatched an evil plan; he'll sacrifice his two young nieces to save himself. Can Lucy and Charlotte outwit their uncle and his oily henchmen to escape their dreadful fate? From the award-winning author of The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife comes a spooky, funny thriller just right for those middle-grade readers looking for horror--and humor.
Rezension: "I might have occupied my mind usefully with Improving Thoughts, but the only improvement I could imagine then was a pair of wings, to enable me to fly to freedom. And, of course, a Head for Heights. I cleaned the dust from the window and peered out hopefully, but there was nothing but a Horrid Precipice, with jagged crags several thousands of feet below." Such are the woes of young Charlotte, locked in a tower room of her uncle's gloomy Castle Karlstein in 19th-century Switzerland. Escaping this predicament seems the least of her worries: in a solemn blood pact, her evil uncle, Count Karlstein, has promised to sacrifice his two orphaned nieces, Lucy and Charlotte, to Zamiel the Demon Huntsman--on midnight of All Souls' Eve--in return for his current riches.
First, however, the heartless Count and his "lip-licking, moist-handed, creeping, smarming" secretary, Herr Arturo Snivelwurst, will have to catch Lucy, too--and it is no small task with the headstrong, 14-year-old Hildi Kelmar; her 18-year-old, handsome-in-a-scowling-sort-of-way brother, Peter; and the intrepid English teacher Miss Augusta Davenport on the girls' side. As Miss Davenport herself points out, "an English gentlewoman can rise above any circumstances, given intelligence and a loaded pistol." The events in this delightful gothic farce unfold quickly in a variety of narrative voices, artfully building in suspense to a powerful, terrifying, deeply satisfying stand-off between the Count and the Demon Huntsman of Impenetrable Darkness himself. Subplots and loose ends are gracefully, happily, justly tied up in the light of day, finally allowing readers to exhale.
British novelist Philip Pullman, masterful storyteller and creator of the bestselling adventures The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife, mesmerizes us again with his playful, suspenseful thriller Count Karlstein, released in the United States 16 years after its appearance in the United Kingdom. Readers young and old will revel in every angle, twist, and turn of this breathlessly paced, very funny page-turner. (Ages 11 and older) --Karin Snelson
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Fair. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: first ] [ Water Damage: MODERATE ] Publisher: Knopf Pub Date: 1/1/1982 Binding: hardcover Pages: 243 first edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 3202207
Buchbeschreibung Knopf Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0679892559I3N01
Buchbeschreibung Knopf Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0679892559I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2749731794
Buchbeschreibung Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2749664487
Buchbeschreibung Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. 0679892559 100% satisfaction money back guarantee. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 6012832
Buchbeschreibung Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good +. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good +. "A spooky tale of fugitive orphans, misplaced revenge, and spirits on the prowl. . ." With decorative illustrations by Diana Bryan. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 072554
Buchbeschreibung Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0679892559
Buchbeschreibung Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 0679892559 Second printing, like new in like new dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers CT-IZGW-BO10
Buchbeschreibung PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Childrens>Middle Readers>A to Z. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978067989255704. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 01978067989255704