This is the third book in the Sally Lockhart series and I am very much looking forward to reading the last. After reading the second with the rather emotional and powerful ending, I was anxious to see how Sally would get on in the next book, and what she could possibly have thrown at her now - and this one does not disappoint, the anticipation and excitement starts almost straight away and it is a hard book to put down. Written by a brilliant author I think this series of books provides a great deal of entertainment and escapism and I would thoroughly recommend
The most compelling novel I have read in years. It is by turns mystifying, frightening, horrifying, moving and, finally, hopeful and joyous. Its cast of well-drawn characters, especially the courageous Sally Lockhart and the Jewish socialist Daniel Goldberg, is unforgettable and its insight into the lives of the dispossessed of 1880s London is imbued with deep understanding and compassion. I have read with pleasure several of Pullman's novels but none has left such a powerful impression as this. What a writer!
Thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy by one of my favourite authors. The Sally Lockhart mysteries are a really good read, historically accurate and a decent social comment on the times. Phillip Pullman is a great storyteller.
Philip Pullman is an incredibly gifted author. This series is very different from his northern lights series but it's just as gripping. Sally is a fantastic and believable heroine..you won't want to put this book down!
It was full of twists, suspense and everything a fiction book should have. Even though I found the first book quite boring I loved this one. The feelings it gave me were so strong it was just amazing. I seriously don't have the words to describe it because I'm worried I may spoil it but I found this book intriguing both in a personal way and as a book as well. It had everything.