The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials
***** Includes a preview of THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, and hailed by the New York Times as "a stunning achievement."*****
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 one 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 continues 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - aarchamb - LibraryThing
Loved it! Great adventure series with an awesome, tough little girl as the main character. Vocab is BIG so might want to read with a younger reader and definitely have a dictionary on hand ; ) We are now on the 2nd book and still loving this series. I highly recommend it! Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - egrant5329 - LibraryThing
I liked this book, but I am not really sure why. Nor am I sure why I didn't like it more. The main character had a lot of potential and the plot was a great concept. It just seemed like the character ... 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