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.
This edition features the complete unabridged text and 54 illustrations taken from numerous early printings.