The Golden Compass
Lyra Belacqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar, Pantalaimon, always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle—a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armored bears. And as she hurtles toward danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win, or to lose, this more than mortal battle. Beautifully crafted and thrillingly told, this first book in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy has been hailed as a modern fantasy classic. Along with The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass, The Golden Compass is a masterwork of storytelling and suspense, beloved by readers and listeners of all ages around the world.
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Hold on for Adventure!User Review - dopey14mj - Borders
This is a great fantasy, adventure book. As Lyra leaves her university home in order to save her best friend, she must depend upon polar bears, witches and gypsies to accomplish her mention. Sometimes ... Read full review
Great!User Review - LiviaDel - Borders
This is one of the most original fantasy books I have ever read. I loved the adventure, drama and mystery of it. Couldn't wait to read the next. Read full review