***** Includes a preview of THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, and hailed by the New York Times as "A stunning achievement"*****
The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass are available together in one volume perfect for any fan or newcomer to this modern fantasy classic series that has graced the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Book Sense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.
These thrilling adventures tell the story of Lyra and Will—two ordinary children on a perilous journey through shimmering haunted otherworlds. They will meet witches and armored bears, fallen angels and soul-eating specters. And in the end, the fate of both the living—and the dead—will rely on them.
Phillip Pullman’s spellbinding His Dark Materials trilogy has captivated readers for over twenty years and won acclaim at every turn. It will have you questioning everything you know about your world and wondering what really lies just out of reach.
Honors and Praise for His Dark Materials:
An Entertainment Weekly All-Time Greatest Novel
A Newsweek Top 100 Book of All Time
"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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I read this book when I was 10. I had always been a very advanced reader and couldn't find a book that was both interesting, and a challenge. This book took me probably two months to finish. It was one of those books where at the end you feel like crying because it's all over, there's no more. I loved this book so much and have read it two more times. It is emotional and gets your mind working, and thinking about crazy sorts of things. I love the science and imagination put in to this book. It is very well written,band I highly recommend it.
An enjoyable read. Yet, kind of heavy handed in its philosophy. And, in terms of story, every plot element can be seen coming, thus detracting from real character development and any sense of suspense as to the outcome. Pullman provides what he calls “Lantern Slides” at the end of each book, which are little tidbits on character and plot developments that are interesting. Overall, though, I didn’t find the trilogy compelling enough to consider reading other works by Pullman.
This is one of those trilogies that you have to read all the way through. Put it down for a few years and read again at a crossroads in life where the choices aren't very clear.
Each reading awakens new cathedrals in the mind and soul. My soul cries out like Pan every time I finish the last book. But by the time I read the last word, my life brims with unexpected courage and my mind knows more clearly which path to take.