The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials
***** Includes an exciting preview of THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new book from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, arriving October 2017! *****
The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an “All-Time Greatest Novel” and Newsweek hailed as a “Top 100 Book of All Time.” Philip Pullman takes readers to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach.
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 on of them will be to betray the other...
A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which contintues with The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass.
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction
Published in 40 Countries
"Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years." --The Washington Post
"Very grand indeed." --The New York Times
"Pullman is quite possibly a genius." --Newsweek
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Review: The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1)User Review - Enya-Marie - Goodreads
*Quick review - will come back to it later* Thoroughly enjoyed this book and found it hard to put it down up until the very last handful of pages which felt like they were written a little hastily as ... Read full review
Review: The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1)User Review - Mr. Kevin - Goodreads
I can't recall a fantasy book I've been more enveloped in. I didn't think I'd enjoy a book that featured talking bears and spirit animals, but Pullman's world is like no other in literature. There's ... Read full review
If N The Consul and the Bear
IWFIVf The Lost Boy
f0RIffM Bolvangar Lights
fifffN The Daemon Cages
SIXIffM The Silver Guillotine
SEVENIEEN The Witches
fGIffM Fog and Ice
IWFNTY Mortal Combat
WNIYONf Lord Asriels Welcome
IWFNTYIHRff The Bridge to the Stars
flPPENDIX Some papers from the Library
His Dark Materials Book II