By Philip Pullman
During this new prequel episode from Philip Pullman's His darkish fabrics universe, Lee Scoresby--Texan aeronaut and destiny pal to Lyra Belacqua--is simply 24 years outdated, and he is lately received his hot-air balloon in a poker online game. He reveals himself floating North to the windswept Arctic island of Novy Odense, the place he and his hare daemon Hester are fast tangled in a dangerous plot regarding oil mogul Larsen Manganese, corrupt mayoral candidate Ivan Poliakov, and Lee's longtime nemesis from the Dakota nation: Pierre McConville, a employed killer with a minimum of twenty murders to his name.
It's merely after Lee types an alliance with one of many island's reviled armored bears that he can struggle to wreck up the conspiracy in a gun-twirling vintage western shoot out--and conflict of wits. This beautiful clothbound quantity positive aspects the illustrations of John Lawrence, a detachable board game—Peril of the Pole—on the interior again conceal, and a glimpse for Pullman enthusiasts into the 1st friendship of 2 of the main loved characters within the His darkish fabrics trilogy: Lee Scoresby and armored undergo Iorek Byrnison.