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 horrorand humor.
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Originally published in Britain in 1982, Pullman's light-hearted debut effort appears in the U.S. for the first time. A welcome diversion for fans impatiently awaiting the final installation of the trJun 29 1998 | Read Full Review of Count Karlstein
Pullman adds further zest to the mix with the appearance of characters like the orphans' former schoolteacher, the indomitable Augusta Davenport (""I was able to console myself with the reflection that an English gentlewoman can rise above any circumstances, given intelligence and a loaded pistol...| Read Full Review of Count Karlstein
But when the Huntsman comes to collect the soul on All Souls' Eve, the count plans to offer him his two nieces, Charlotte and Lucy, instead.| Read Full Review of Count Karlstein
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