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.
First in Philip Pullman’s epic trilogy: an all-time fantasy great. To read it is to witness magic. This is a book so beloved that you, the public, chose it as your favourite Carnegie Medal winner ever. It’s a journey into an Arctic wilderness of ice and snow, where witch-queens ride the skies, armoured bears roam the snow, and scientists conduct experiments of unspeakable terror. A journey that will take one brave girl, Lyra, to the very edge of her world.
“Rarely, if ever, have readers been offered such a casket of wonders.” Independent