The Subtle Knife (Paperback)

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Description


In this stunning sequel to "The Golden Compass, " the intrepid Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld--Cittagazze, where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: twelve-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another's, has also stumbled into this strange new realm.
On a perilous journey from world to world, Lyra and Will uncover a deadly secret: an object of extraordinary and devastating power. And with every step, they move closer to an even greater threat--and the shattering truth of their own destiny.
This Yearling paperback edition contains 17 pages of bonus material: the secret letters and notes of Dr. Stanislaus Grumman. It also features chapter-opening artwork by Philip Pullman.

An "Entertainment Weekly" All-Time Greatest Novel
A "Newsweek "Top 100 Book of All Time
A #1 "New York Times" Bestseller
"Pullman's imagination soars . . . A literary rollercoaster ride you won't want to miss."--"The Boston Globe"
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"Just as quick-moving and unputdownable as "The Golden Compass." . . . The mysteries deepen and the wonders grow even more extravagant." --"The Washington Post Book World"
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"The story gallops with ferocious momentum and] Pullman is devilishly inventive." --"The New York Times Book Review"
""The Subtle Knife" is as absorbing and irresistible as "The Golden Compass"--and even more so, as powerful new forces are set in motion. A brilliantly conceived work." --Lloyd Alexander, author of the Prydain Chronicles, Newbery Medalist for "The High King"
"The intricacy of the plot is staggering. . . .There is no doubt that the work is stunningly ambitious, original, and fascinating."--"The Horn Book" "Magazine," Starred
"Presented in a rush of sensuous detail that moves and entrances . . . this is] vintage Pullman: gorgeous imagery, pulse-pounding action, and the baiting of readers' affections." --"Kirkus Reviews, " Starred.

About the Author


Philip Pullman is the acclaimed author of the internationally renowned His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, winner of the Carnegie Medal (England); The Subtle Knife, winner of a Parents Choice Gold Book Award; The Amber Spyglass, the first children s book to win the overall Whitbread Award (England); and Lyra s Oxford. His other books for children and young adults include The Scarecrow and His Servant, Spring-Heeled Jack, Count Karlstein, and a trilogy of Victorian thrillers featuring Sally Lockhart: The Ruby in the Smoke, The Shadow in the North, and The Tiger in the Well. A graduate of Oxford University with a degree in English, Philip Pullman lives in Oxford, England.

Praise For…


"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)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780440418337
ISBN-10: 044041833X
Publisher: Yearling Books
Publication Date: May 22nd, 2001
Pages: 352
Language: English