The Subtle Knife (Paperback)
The spellbinding sequel to "The Golden Compass," the modern fantasy classic that "Entertainment Weekly" named an "All-Time Greatest Novel" and "Newsweek" hailed as a "Top 100 Book of All Time," continues the epic adventure, catapulting readers between worlds, and toward a devastating discovery.
Lost in a new world, Lyra finds Will a boy on the run, a murderer a worthy and welcome ally. For this is a world where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and witches share the skies with troops of angels.
Each is searching Lyra for the meaning of Dark Matter, Will for his missing father but what they find instead is a deadly secret, a knife of untold power. And neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives, their loves, their destinies are bound together...until they are split apart.
A #1 "New York Times" Bestseller
Published in 40 Countries
Just as quick-moving and unputdownable as "The Golden Compass." . . . The mysteries deepen and the wonders grow even more extravagant. "The Washington Post
" Pullman's imagination soars . . . A literary rollercoaster ride you won t want to miss. "The Boston Globe"
The story gallops with ferocious momentum . . . Devilishly inventive. "The New York Times Book Review.
About the Author
Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England, in 1946. He has won many awards, including the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. His acclaimed trilogy, His Dark Materials, has been published in thirty-nine languages. . The Amber Spyglass, the trilogy s astonishing finale, was the first children s book in history to win the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. It was also nominated for the Booker Prize. When he is not writing books, Pullman enjoys drawing, woodworking, and playing the piano. He lives with his family in Oxford, England.
"More than fulfilling the promise of The Golden Compass, this second volume starts off at a heart-thumping pace and never slows down....The grandly exuberant storytelling is sure to enthrall."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"The intricacy of the plot is staggering...There is no doubt that the work is stunningly ambitious, original, and fascinating."--The Horn Book (starred review)
"The character development as well as the relentless pace...make this a resoundingly successful sequel...it will leave readers desperate for the next installment."--Booklist (starred review)