The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
  

The Subtle Knife

Written by Philip Pullman
Part of the His Dark Materials Series

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The second in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. His ‘Dark Materials’, is the story of Lyra, a young girl with an exceptional destiny. Brought up in Jordan College, Oxford Lyra uncovers a secret about her mysterious guardian which leads to some dangerous questioning. It also marks the beginning of Lyra’s search for her friend Roger, a search that takes her to the ice kingdoms of the North where armoured bears rule. Lyra’s courage and stubborn determination lead her on this mission of incredible danger in this brilliant and imaginative story. It’s completely original and totally spellbinding; a true classic that will stand the test of time much in the way Tolkien’s famous work has done.

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Synopsis

The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

What is he? A friend, or an enemy? He is a murderer. Will has just killed a man. He's on the run. His escape will take him far beyond his own world, to the eerie disquiet of a deserted city, and to a girl, Lyra. Her fate is strangely linked to his own, and together they must find the most powerful weapon in all the worlds...

The second volume in Philip Pullman's incredible His Dark Materials trilogy. First published in 1995, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, it won the UK's top awards for children's literature.

The first in this series, Northern Lights, was filmed as the motion picture The Golden Compass.

Find out more at www.philip-pullman.com/books/his-dark-materials.

Reviews

'One of the supreme literary dreamers and magicians of our time.' Guardian

'A genuine masterpiece of intelligent, imaginative storytelling.' Mail On Sunday

'One of those books which one can hardly bear to close.' Scotsman

About the Author

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman is the author of the multi-award winning fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials. He has won numerous awards for his children’s books, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Book Award, the Smarties Prize, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and a CBE. In 2008, The Times named Pullman as one of the 50 greatest writers since 1945. Philip Pullman lives in Oxford with his wife, and has two sons. Read more the author here.

Author photo © Michael Leckie portrait.

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Format

Paperback
368 pages

Author

Philip Pullman
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Author's Website

www.philip-pullman.com

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Publisher

Scholastic Press an imprint of Scholastic

Publication date

5th March 2015

ISBN

9781407154183

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