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.
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About Philip Pullman
“Stories are the most important thing in the world. Without stories, we wouldn’t be human beings at all.”—Philip PullmanPhilip Pullman is the acclaimed author of the His Dark Materials trilogy: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass…. More about Philip Pullman
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers Sep 09, 2008| 304 Pages| 5-3/16 x 8| Young Adult| ISBN 9780375845147