The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials

By Philip Pullman

The spellbinding sequel to The Golden Compass, the fashionable myth vintage that Entertainment Weekly named an "All-Time maximum Novel" and Newsweek hailed as a "Top a hundred booklet of All Time," keeps the epic event, catapulting readers among worlds, and towards a devastating discovery.

Lost in a brand new global, Lyra reveals Will—a boy at the run, a murderer—a valuable and welcome best friend. For it is a global the place soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and witches proportion the skies with troops of angels.

Each is searching—Lyra for the which means of darkish topic, Will for his lacking father—but what they locate as an alternative is a dangerous mystery, a knife of untold energy. And neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives, their loves, their destinies are sure together...until they're break up apart.

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“Just as quick-moving and unputdownable as The Golden Compass. . . . The mysteries deepen and the wonders develop much more extravagant.” —The Washington Post

“Pullman’s mind's eye soars . . . A literary rollercoaster trip you won’t are looking to miss.”—The Boston Globe

“The tale gallops with ferocious momentum . . . Devilishly inventive.” —The long island instances ebook Review

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It appears like that. there have been actual issues for her to be terrified of, like these males who got here and robbed us, yet there has been whatever else in addition to them. So probably we do have the Specters in my global, in basic terms we can’t see them and we haven’t bought a reputation for them, yet they’re there, they usually hold attempting to assault my mom. So that’s why i used to be completely satisfied the day before today whilst the alethiometer acknowledged she used to be okay. ” He used to be respiring quickly, and his correct hand was once gripping the deal with of the knife in its sheath. Lyra stated not anything, and Pantalaimon stored very nonetheless.

Will quickly learned why they’d run out. there has been a scrabbling sound from the roof outdoors the arches, and he ran to the windowsill to work out the 1st pair of palms greedy the sting of the pantiles and pulling up. anyone was once pushing from in the back of, after which got here one other head and one other pair of arms, as they clambered over the shoulders and backs of these lower than and swarmed up onto the roof like ants. however the pantiled ridges have been difficult to stroll on, and the 1st ones scrambled up on fingers and knees, their wild eyes by no means leaving Will’s face.

Not at all. It’s the only factor retaining the Specters away. It’s not likely to be effortless in any way. ” “The Specters are frightened of the knife? ” “Very a lot so. ” “Why do they assault merely grownups? ” “You don’t want to know that now. It doesn’t subject. Lyra,” Sir Charles acknowledged, turning to her, “tell me approximately your impressive buddy. ” He intended Pantalaimon. And once he stated it, Will learned that the snake he’d noticeable hid within the man’s sleeve used to be a dæmon too, and that Sir Charles needs to come from Lyra’s global.

Pricey Lord, it’s made from gold. the place on earth—” “I imagine it does what your Cave does. That’s what i need to determine. If i will be able to resolution a query truly,” acknowledged Lyra desperately, “something you recognize the reply to and that i don’t, am i able to try out your Cave then? ” “What, are we into fortune-telling now? what's this factor? ” “Please! simply question me a question! ” Dr. Malone shrugged. “Oh, all right,” she stated. “Tell me . . . inform me what i used to be doing sooner than I took up this enterprise. ” Eagerly Lyra took the alethiometer from her and became the winding wheels.

Take each virtue we will meanwhile. move on, take the hoop and stow it away, and mebbe we will be able to use it. ” Lee observed the experience, and took the hoop off the lifeless man’s finger. Peering into the gloom, he observed that the trail used to be edged through a steep drop into rocky darkness, and he rolled the Skraeling’s physique over. It fell for a very long time earlier than he heard any influence. Lee had by no means loved violence, and he hated killing, even if he’d needed to do it thrice prior to. “No experience in pondering that,” stated Hester. “He didn’t supply us a call, and we didn’t shoot to kill.

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