Synopses & Reviews
In the mountains of Switzerland the wicked Count Karlstein plots to abandon his two orphaned nieces in a hunting lodge as prey for the Demon Huntsman and his ghostly hounds. This spooky and funny thriller is "dashing, sparkling, and wildly over the top"--("Publishers Weekly").
Now in paperback, a spooky and funny middle-grade thriller from the author of The Golden Compass.
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 Count has hatched a wicked plan: he'll sacrifice his two young nieces to save his own life. Can Lucy and Charlotte outwit their evil uncle and his oily henchman, Herr Snivelwurst? Will some last-minute help from Hildi the maidservant, Sergeant Snitsch, and Doctor Cadaverezzi (and his Cabinet of Wonders) save the day -- or send the girls straight to their doom? Only one thing is certain: the Demon Huntsman will not return to his dark wood unsatisfied!
About the Author
Philip Pullman is the author of the acclaimed The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and the forthcoming The Amber Spyglass, as well as the Sally Lockhart trio of Victorian mysteries.