Once Upon a Time in the North

Pullman, Philip

Once Upon a Time in the North - UK; Penguin Random House Children's Books, 2008. - 96 Pages. Hardback, - His Dark Materials .

In this prequel episode from Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials universe, Lee Scoresby--Texan aeronaut and future friend to Lyra Belacqua--is just 24 years old, and he's recently won his hot-air balloon in a poker game. He finds himself floating North to the windswept Arctic island of Novy Odense, where he and his hare daemon Hester are quickly tangled in a deadly plot involving an oil magnate, a corrupt mayoral candidate, and Lee's longtime nemesis from the Dakota Country, a hired killer with at least twenty murders to his name.


Fiction, Young Adult, Science Fiction