Dopo "Il rubino di fumo", il secondo romanzo della trilogia di Sally Lockhart. Titolare di un ufficio di consulenza finanziaria nella Londra vittoriana, Sally si fa contagiare dalla passione investigativa dei suoi amici Frederick e Jim. La pista che Sally sta seguendo per conto di una cliente conduce alla stessa persona sulla quale stanno indagando anche i suoi amici, e non è un caso: Alex Bellmann non è solo smisuratamente ricco e potente, ma anche circondato da un sinistro alone di mistero. Cos'ha a che fare con il naufragio di una nave carica di esplosivi? Cosa si nasconde nella sua fabbrica modello dove anche l'ultimo manovale è superpagato e vincolato alla più stretta segretezza?
- ISBN: 888451231X
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 320
The girl has grown up! When last we saw her, she was much younger. Young but experienced in the corruption and evils of the world. Young but old beyond her years. Young but ready for revolution! Now older, wiser, but just as angry. Scarred. More scars shall come. Alas! The author is committed to showin Leggi tutto
I hate Philip Pullman. I love this book, but I hate him so much right now. Because I can't think of reading this book again. And I don't know when I'll be compelled to read the third installation. Ugh. So much hate. Right about now. I really liked The Ruby in the Smoke . It was such a great way to int Leggi tutto
To give a Philip Pullman novel only two stars physically pains me! However, this just was not the book for me. This is the second instalment in the Sally Lockhart quartet, which is a Victorian-era series following amateur-sleuth-turned-private-detective, Sally Lockhart, as she attempts to solve the
For my full review, visit me at https://mrsbrownsbooks.wordpress.com/... The gang return again for the next instalment in Pullman’s mystery series. A welcome return by the likes of Sally, Frederick and Jim, the trio under take another mystery involving deception and terrifying weapons. For my full rev Leggi tutto
The Shadow of the North has a lot going on, including runaway magicians, false mediums, and steampunk weapons of mass destruction. But the true heart of this story does not lie in its intricate and sometimes improbable plot. It's about love. Not that mushy, obsessive stuff so many YA novels devote t Leggi tutto
Get read for an angry rant (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻ There were many things I didn't like, but only three of them are truly the table flipping kind. Here they are. 1. There's a girl who's so pretty she is assumed to be perfect of character, innocent and divine - just because she's unearthly beautiful. That's how th Leggi tutto
seriously, why the heck do people waste their time with the golden compass? so good. intelligent, villains you love to hate, sinister plots...i normally hate this word applied to a book, but it was a delicious read. so dang good. and now, major spoiler............... ......seriously, don't read this i Leggi tutto
12/28/15: The Shadow in the North is a much stronger book than The Ruby in the Smoke . It is tighter, more intricately plotted, and its characters are more human. Often frustratingly, infuriatingly human. Will I ever forgive that one secondary character? I wonder. 12/25/08: I first read The Shadow in th Leggi tutto
What do I rate this audio book? The reader is fabulous. Lesser reads brilliantly. Pullman write a compelling story for more than 2/3 of the book. The historical detail is seamless and breathtaking. But ... yes, BUT. But then Pullman has three characters behave strongly out of character that results in Leggi tutto
Bleh! This is not YA in my opinion. The 16-yr-old Sally from the last book is now 22 and Frederick is something like 26. Their concerns and conversations are not YA I think. I like the writing and characters mostly again, but this is dark and deals very frankly with murder and sex. MAJOR SPOILERS her Leggi tutto
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