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His Dark Materials

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His Dark Materials

In the first book of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, THE GOLDEN COMPASS, Lyra, a little girl in a world a lot like our own, journeys to the far North to save her best friend Roger. She also must aid other kidnapped children --- evil scientists are conducting terrible experiments on them. The second book, THE SUBTLE KNIFE,  takes Lyra to Cittàgazze, where she meets Will Parry, a fugitive boy from our own universe. Lyra and Will become good friends --- and uncover a deadly secret! And finally, in THE AMBER SPYGLASS, Lyra and Will travel between many worlds, setting out to make their most haunting discovery yet.

  

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His Dark Materials

Books in this series

by Philip Pullman

Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal --- including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world. Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want. But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help on of them will be to betray the other...

by Philip Pullman

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.

by Philip Pullman

In the astonishing finale to the His Dark Materials trilogy, Lyra and Will are in unspeakable danger. With help from Iorek Byrnison the armored bear and two tiny Gallivespian spies, they must journey to a dank and gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone. All the while, Dr. Mary Malone builds a magnificent Amber Spyglass. An assassin hunts her down, and Lord Asriel, with a troop of shining angels, fights his mighty rebellion, in a battle of strange allies --- and shocking sacrifice.