An epic quest between worlds. Arctic ice and mortal danger. Fearless writing. Tons of awards. Hold on to your soul. Whatever we say, we’ll never explain just how brilliant this series is. Words can’t do it justice. Unless they’re Philip Pullman’s, of course. Witch-queens. Armoured bears. Doors between worlds. Evil scientists. Spirit animals. Epic battles. This trilogy has it all. Just to give you a flavour: it was voted the best Carnegie Medal winner in seventy years. It won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award (the first ever so-called ‘kids’ book to win a major adult literary prize.) It’s sold over fifteen million copies and upset the Pope. That’s powerful.
The Subtle Knife
Will is twelve, and he’s just killed a man. Now he’s on the run, determined to discover the truth about his missing father. But as he races through the streets of Oxford, desperately seeking sanctuary, he steps through a window into another world.
Cittagazze is a strange and unsettling place, where deadly soul-eating Spectres haunt the city streets, and the wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. Soon Will finds himself with a companion: a strange, savage girl called Lyra who is searching for something called Dust. But she and Will have not met by accident. Their paths will take them to the eerie Torre degli Angeli, where they must find a powerful and secret object that people from many worlds would kill to possess…