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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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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The first book of Philip Pullman’s beloved His Dark Materials series introduces us to a fascinating parallel universe where every human has an animal “dæmon” and kids possess elusive qualities that scientists are eager to harness. The book’s young and scrappy heroine, Lyra, gets pulled into a plot in which kids are being kidnapped for brutal experiments, and events turn more sinister with every page. Pullman uses elements of fantasy and adventure to crystallize the thrill and pain of growing up. The Golden Compass is a must-read for fantasy fans of all ages, but the appeal of this complex, imaginative, and page-turning book goes well beyond the genre.
Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy now appears in sophisticated trade paperback editions, each title embossed within a runic emblem of antiqued gold. The backdrop of The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials, Book I sports a midnight blue map of the cosmos with the zodiacal ram at its center. The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass carry similarly intriguing cover art, and all three titles offer details not seen in the originals: in Compass and Knife, for example, Pullman's stamp-size b&w art introduces each chapter; Spyglass chapters open with literary quotes from Blake, the Bible, Dickinson and more.
Over priced, buy the physical book cheap
Ibooks ripoffs aside, this was an incredible read, I grew up with Harry Potter and Lord of the rings, and sadly never found the time to read the Golden compassion until just recently (15 years later). All I can say is if you love fantasy and tumbling into a strange new world where with love able and endearing characters then read this book! The rules of the story's universe are addicting and well defined, not to mention very relive the to the strong and engaging story. Definitely recommended and will likely be reading to my children one day.
$10 for a digital copy?! The US copy of this on iBooks is $7, what's up with that? I'll give this book a proper rating when the digital copy costs less than a physical copy and the Canadian version doesn't cost nearly 50% more than the US version. Pure and simple greed.