Count Karlstein : The Novel, Paperback

Count Karlstein : The Novel Paperback


"Count Karlstein", or "The Ride of the Demon Huntsman", was Philip Pullman's first novel for children, published by Chatto and Windus in 1982.

It is a wonderful gothic melodrama which he first wrote as a play for school-children when he was an English teacher.

No one in the village of Karlstein dares to leave their home on All Souls Eve - the night Zamiel, the Demon Huntsman comes to claim his prey.

But the evil Count Karlstein has struck a terrible bargin with Zamiel, and so the lives of his young nieces, Lucy and Charlotte, are in danger.

Their only hope lies with Hildi, a castle maidservant, and her fearless brother, Peter.

Can they save the girls from their dreadful fate? Only one thing is certain - the Demon Huntsman will not return to his dark wood unsatisfied!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
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  • Category: Horror & ghost
  • ISBN: 9780552557306



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