The Subtle Knife, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Will has just killed a man. He's on the run. His escape will take him far beyond his own world, to the eerie disquiet of a deserted city, and to a girl, Lyra.

Her fate is strangely linked to his own, and together they must find the most powerful weapon in all the worlds...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Adventure
  • ISBN: 9781407130231

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I liked this book better than the first part of the trilogy, but at the same time also liked it less. This second part follows different characters from the first novel in different storylines. On the one hand the different storylines make for a richer plot, which makes it more interesting. On the other hand, I thought there was less of a 'flow' to the story because of the switches between the different storylines.Still, the world Pullman creates is intriguing and the story keeps you on your toes; a great follow-up, and I'll definitely move on to the next part.

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