His Dark Materials : Including All Three Novels: Northern Light, the Subtle Knife and the Amber Spyglass Hardback
"Northern Lights" introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined.
Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust.
In "The Subtle Knife" she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds.
As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in "The Amber Spyglass".
The epic story Pullman tells is not only a spellbinding adventure featuring armoured polar bears, magical devices, witches and daemons, it is also an audacious and profound re-imagining of Milton's "Paradise Lost".
An utterly entrancing blend of metaphysical speculation and bravura storytelling, "His Dark Materials" is a monumental and enduring achievement.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 1144 pages
- Publisher: Everyman
- Publication Date: 28/10/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781841593425
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Review by dazzyj
Compelling, heartbreaking and dealing with themes fundamental to our humanity. One of the greatest works of the imagination ever set in print.