A classic story of magic, mystery, and adventure in a fairy-tale world.
Princess Irene’s great-great-grandmother has a testing task for Curdie. Curdie will not go alone though; she provides him with a companion, the oddest and ugliest creature Curdie has ever seen, but one who turns out to be the most loyal friend he could have hoped for.
In the years since The Princess and the Goblin Curdie has grown and started to hunt. He's begun to doubt the story of Irene's great-great grandmother, but when he meets her himself he is given a quest and a gift. When he touches anything, man or beast, he can detect what they are like on the inside. Sent on a quest with a friendly beast, Lina, for company, Curdie once again finds himself in the service of the King and the Princess.