[KINDLE] ❁ The Ruby in the Smoke ❄ Philip Pullman – Vehikool.co.uk

The Ruby in the Smoke I have bought all four of the Sally Lockhart mysteries Pullman is one of my favorite authors and these books stories do not disappoint Well written, action packed, great characters Well worth the money Nicely packaged Quickly shipped. The First Book In Philip Pullman S Classic SALLY LOCKHART Quartet In A Beautiful New Edition To Celebrate The Year Anniversary Soon After Sally Lockhart S Father Drowns At Sea, She Receives An Anonymous Letter The Dire Warning It Contains Makes A Man Die Of Fear At Her Feet Determined To Discover The Truth About Her Father S Death, Sally Is Plunged Into A Terrifying Mystery In The Dark Heart Of Victorian London, At The Centre Of Which Lies A Deadly Blood Soaked Jewel Philip Pullman S Ever Popular, Action Packed Victorian Melodramas Are Rejacketed For The Bicentenary Of Charles Dickens In Pullman s Ruby in the Smoke is an intriguing and gripping mystery for young adults or pre teens It is not quite as deep, tightly woven, or well written as a few other books for this age group notably, Harry Potter , but it still presents a quality read.Sally Lockhart, a Victorian girl recently orphaned by a horrifying but mysterious accident, is the heroine of the book She is a great character strong and intelligent, but still believable for her age and era Throughout the course of the book, Sally will attempt to find out how and why her father died, where the title ruby is, who is trying to cause her harm, and whom she can trust The plot is very exciting, and pushes you to keep reading, and the characters are varied and believable.It should be noted that this is not a book for young children, as the plot often delves into the seedy side of London in the Victorian era, and many adult themes are present, including murder, greed, and drug use opium , although NOTHING immoral is glorified in any respect.I am eager to read the next book in the series and find out what happens to Sally and her companions I highly recommend this for anyone who enjoyed Harry Potter or the Series of Unfortunate Events books I also look forward to reading other Pullman books. I felt the story took awhile to get going but I liked the characters very much It was a bit difficult keeping things straight, a good deal of characters to keep track of, but in the end it was fun and I look forward to the next in the series In The Ruby in the Smoke, Phillip Pullman combines three of my favorite things young adult fiction, a good mystery and a Victorian era setting.Sixteen year old Sally Lockhart has recently lost her father in a shipwreck After receiving a mysterious note warning her to beware of the Seven Blessings , she visits her late father s shipping firm in the hope that someone there can make sense of the note When she asks one of her father s employees about the Seven Blessings, the man is so terrified that he dies of a heart attack right in front of Sally And so begins a chain of events that will have Sally questioning the circumstances of her father s death as well as her connection to a priceless Indian ruby All the while Sally is pursued by a series of villains who are determined to kill her before she can learn the truth.The Ruby in the Smoke is filled with colorful, vivid characters that seem ready to leap off the page Sally is a strong female character, but she s not perfect by any means Pullman avoided the pitfall of turning her into an unrealistic super heroine, while still highlighting her cleverness and charm Even some of the villains are likeable while still being villainous I was very amused by one soft hearted thug who gives a temperance tract to a drunken man he s just beaten up.With witty dialogue and twists and turns on nearly every page, The Ruby in the Smoke is a delightful and exciting read I highly recommended it to any reader who loves a good mystery. In The Ruby in the Smoke, Phillip Pullman combines three of my favorite things young adult fiction, a good mystery and a Victorian era setting.Sixteen year old Sally Lockhart has recently lost her father in a shipwreck After receiving a mysterious note warning her to beware of the Seven Blessings , she visits her late father s shipping firm in the hope that someone there can make sense of the note When she asks one of her father s employees about the Seven Blessings, the man is so terrified that he dies of a heart attack right in front of Sally And so begins a chain of events that will have Sally questioning the circumstances of her father s death as well as her connection to a priceless Indian ruby All the while Sally is pursued by a series of villains who are determined to kill her before she can learn the truth.The Ruby in the Smoke is filled with colorful, vivid characters that seem ready to leap off the page Sally is a strong female character, but she s not perfect by any means Pullman avoided the pitfall of turning her into an unrealistic super heroine, while still highlighting her cleverness and charm Even some of the villains are likeable while still being villainous I was very amused by one soft hearted thug who gives a temperance tract to a drunken man he s just beaten up.With witty dialogue and twists and turns on nearly every page, The Ruby in the Smoke is a delightful and exciting read I highly recommended it to any reader who loves a good mystery.

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