Written by Philip Pullman
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This stunning spoof melodrama relates the dramatic and scary tale of how the evil Count Karlstein strikes a bargain with the Demon Huntsman. The price of the bargain? His nieces, Lucy and Charlotte, who look as if they will be trapped forever. With his pack of howling hounds, the Demon Huntsman terrorises the villagers but luckily, all does not go smoothly and Count Karlstein is shown up as a fraud as comes to a satisfying bad end. ~ Julia Eccleshare
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Count Karlstein by Philip Pullman
No one in the village of Karlstein dares to leave their home on All Souls Eve - the night Zamiel, the Demon Huntsman comes to claim his prey. But the evil Count Karlstein has struck a terrible bargin with Zamiel, and so the lives of his young nieces, Lucy and Charlotte, are in danger. This gothic melodrama is written as a play for school-children.
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It's whirlwind plotting, manipulated into a pulsing tale of darkened hearts, treachery and at long last, redemption Kirkus
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
Dashing, sparkling, and wildly over the top Publishers Weekly
Any youngster who likes ghostly tales of the macabre accompanied with much humour will get a lot of fun from this unusual book Junior Bookshelf
Ingeniously-designed comic-cum-novel, a gothic pastiche that can be read as simple fun or as a literary lesson Guardian
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