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
Review: The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1)User Review - Ksenia Anske - Goodreads
As magnificent as aurora borealis, as majestic as the starry night, this story left me in awe. When it seems like every possible fantasy has been written, comes a book that makes you a child again ... Read full review