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‘Without this child, we shall all die.’
Lyra Belacqua lives half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon, 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 stolen children, witch clans and armoured bears.
As she hurtles towards danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win, or to lose, the biggest battle imaginable.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
As a dark mystery unfolds in the ice kingdoms of the frozen North, we join Lyra Belacqua on an extraordinary, dreamlike journey. Magical and affecting, Northern Lights is a rare read that will enchant both adults and children. Philip Pullman’s storytelling evokes the fantastical tales of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis—he describes each adventure so vividly that armoured polar bears feel entirely possible. The first book in the bestselling His Dark Materials trilogy is a tale of self-discovery that will transport you to a parallel universe you won’t want to leave.