This special collection features all three titles in the award-winning trilogy: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.
And now includes extracts from The Book of Dust series: La Belle Sauvage and The Secret Commonwealth
Now a major critically acclaimed BBC series
Set against the dreaming spires of Jordan College and the dangerous wilderness of the frozen north, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy offers an intoxicating blend of imagination, science, theology and adventure.
Lyra Belacqua lives half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar 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 armoured bears.
The Subtle Knife
Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld – Cittàgazze, where soul-eating Spectres stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: twelve-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another's, has also stumbled into this strange new realm.
On a perilous journey from world to world, Lyra and Will uncover a deadly secret: an object of extraordinary and devastating power. And with every step, they move closer to an even greater threat – and the shattering truth of their own destiny.
The Amber Spyglass
Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been – and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned . . .
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I have now come across a number of chapters that end abruptly mis sentence. How can this be fixed?!!
This was a beautiful and engaging series. I would have loved it as a child, and I loved reading it as an adult. For the first time in years I felt completely captivated and gripped by what I was reading. The books themselves are a relatively easy read (perfect for holidays) but the story is rich and the themes complex, so I was never bored. I would highly, highly recommend.
It really was.
I'm not happy with the ending though hence the four stars. I'm a sucker for happy endings and that just didn't cut it for me.