43 of 46 people found the following review helpful
An exciting and entertaining book,
This review is from: The Ruby in the Smoke (Point) (Paperback)
After reading Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy I decided this summer to read Pullman's four books about Sally Lockhart set in Victorian England and I'm glad I did. The books are an excellent read, and Pullman has enough changes in each book to stop them becoming repetitive.
The Ruby in the Smoke is the first book of the four in which Sally discovers the truth about her past, while at the same time uncovering a mystery involving Opium Smuggling. The main characters of the other books are introduced in this book.