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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

Philip Pullman returns to the parallel world of his groundbreaking His Dark Materials series--soon to be an HBO original series starring Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, and Lin-Manuel Miranda--to expand on the story of Lyra, "one of fantasy's most indelible heroines" (The New York Times Magazine).


Don't miss Volume II of The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth—coming October 3!

Malcolm Polstead is the kind of boy who notices everything but is not much noticed himself. And so perhaps it was inevitable that he would become a spy. . . .

Malcolm's parents run an inn called the Trout, on the banks of the river Thames, and all of Oxford passes through its doors. Malcolm and his daemon, Asta, routinely overhear news and gossip, and the occasional scandal, but during a winter of unceasing rain, Malcolm catches wind of something new: intrigue. 

He finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust—and the spy it was intended for finds him. 

When she asks Malcolm to keep his eyes open, he sees suspicious characters everywhere: the explorer Lord Asriel, clearly on the run; enforcement agents from the Magisterium; a gyptian named Coram with warnings just for Malcolm; and a beautiful woman with an evil monkey for a daemon. All are asking about the same thing: a girl—just a baby—named Lyra.

Lyra is the kind of person who draws people in like magnets. And Malcolm will brave any danger, and make shocking sacrifices, to bring her safely through the storm.

Don't miss the second volume, The Secret Commonwealth!

"Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen-year wait: The Book of Dust is one of them." —The Washington Post

"The book is full of wonder. . . . Truly thrilling." The New York Times

"People will love the first volume of Philip Pullman's new trilogy with the same helpless vehemence that stole over them when The Golden Compass came out." —Slate

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2017
October 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Children's Books
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
18.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Kwon556 ,

Good

Nice

yeetbooksgood ,

So f@$@&&$& good

It was so good but it was not meant to be a children’s book.

Breeze + Catch ,

Fantastic Read

This story brought me right back to my childhood. The characters were thoughtful and developed while still maintaining a fast paced plot. I look forward to further installments in the series.

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