Thursday, February 12, 2009
THE TIN PRINCESS
TITLE: THE TIN PRINCESS
AUTHOR: PHILLIP PULLMAN
Details: no. 4 Sally Lockhart Mystery / YF
I have this down as the fourth Sally Lockhart Mystery because this is the last book in this series. However, Sally only makes two token appearances in this book, and now that she's married, her name isn't even Lockhart anymore.
The real star of this book is Jack Taylor who is reunited with Adelaide, the girl who disappeared during the events in book one. She has, after some very hard years, married a prince from a tiny middle European country. When the prince suddenly and unexpectedly becomes next in line to the throne, he and Adelaide have to travel to Razkavia, bringing Jack for protection and a young girl named Becky as translator. Soon they find themselves in the middle of plots, treason and invasions.
This was more of a thriller than a mystery and a bit more far fetched than the previous ones, but good fun to read.
It's a shame Pullman never wrote more books in this series, but the way everybody ended up, this does make for a satisfying finale.