The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials
“The most magnificent fantasy series since The Lord of the Rings.” --The Oregonian
Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal--including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world.
Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want.
But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other. . . .
A New York Times Bestseller
A Newsweek Top 100 Book of All Time
An Entertainment Weekly All-Time Greatest Novel
Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction
"Very grand indeed." --The New York Times
"Superb . . . all-stops-out thrilling." --The Washington Post
"A shattering tale that begins with a promise and delivers an entire universe." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred
"The Golden Compass is one of the best fantasy / adventure stories that I have read. This is a book no one should miss."--Terry Brooks
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Awsome first Book in a Great Fantasy TrilogyUser Review - Chris C. - Borders
The Golden Compass is one of my favorite fantasy books of all time, as is "His Dark Materials" trilogy one of my favorite series. Up there with Harry Potter. The story is very complex and imaginative ... Read full review
NOT exclusively a children's storyUser Review - Anonymous - Borders
I hate it that these books are classified as for children or teenagers! The story is so much more mature than, say, Harry Potter, and can perfectly fit into adult fiction literature. In fact, the ... Read full review