Jim Taylor, consulting detective, gambler, bodyguard, writer
and friend of Sally Lockhart, has been looking for Adelaide
Bevan for a long time... So imagine his surprise when he finds
her at last - a beautiful young woman and in the company of
no less a personage than Prince Rudolf of Eschtenburg, heir
to the throne of Razkavia...
Tin Princess is the fourth instalment in Philip Pullman's
Sally Lockhart series. This collection of four audio cassettes
lasts for just under nine hours and is narrated by Anton Lesser
- better known for his work on numerous Shakespeare audio
is a tiny independent kingdom at the heart of Europe with
high mountains and dark forests. The legend says that while
the Red Eagle flag flies above the Rock of Eschtenburg, Razkavia
will be free. But dark forces are circling and the Prince
and Adelaide and the kingdom itself are in peril. Adelaide,
Jim and their new friend Becky soon find themselves travelling
to Razkavia - into the heart of the danger.
weaves an intricate tale from a series I have to admit to
being unfamiliar with - although I loved the author's His
Dark Materials trilogy. It's not essential that you have
read (or heard) the other titles in this series, but it is
obviously preferable that you have.
this won't be to everyone's taste, it is interesting enough
to hold the attention of most of Pullman's fans.