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Books in the series: His Dark Materials

Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel Volume 2

Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel Volume 2

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2020

Lyra and Pantalaimon have journeyed north, in search of the missing children and Lord Asriel. But the frozen wilds are harsh and unhospitable, and fearsome enemies are waiting at every turn. If Lyra is to succeed in her quest, she must enlist the help of unexpected allies: an armoured bear and a witch queen. The path ahead will lead to dark truths and grave danger . . . The second book in a stunning three-volume graphic novel adaptation of Northern Lights, the first of which won the Prix Jeunesse du Festival d'Angouleme.

His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass (Gift Edition)

His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass (Gift Edition)

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/11/2019

NOW A MAJOR, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BBC/HBO TV SERIES We're going to the land of the dead - and we're going to come back. Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been - and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned... The third volume in PhilipPullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, in astunning gift edition illustrated by Melissa Castrillon.

The Subtle Knife Gift Edition

The Subtle Knife Gift Edition

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/11/2019

NOW A MAJOR, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BBC/HBO TV SERIES 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, ina stunning gift edition illustrated by Melissa Castrillon.

His Dark Materials: Northern Lights (Gift Edition)

His Dark Materials: Northern Lights (Gift Edition)

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2019

The first volume in Philip Pullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, now a thrilling, critically acclaimed BBC/HBO television series. First published in 1995, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, this first book in the series won the UK's top awards for children's literature. Without this child, we shall alldie. Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world... This gift edition has a beautiful cover from celebrated illustrator, Melissa Castrillon.

His Dark Materials: Northern Lights

His Dark Materials: Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

THE BOOK BEHIND THE BBC SERIES 'HIS DARK MATERIALS' - nowwith a TV tie-in cover Without this child, we shall all die. Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world... The first volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy.

The Definitive Guide to Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials: The Original Trilogy

The Definitive Guide to Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials: The Original Trilogy

Author: Laurie Frost Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

The extraordinary world of Philip Pullman's bestselling trilogy is explored in all the detail any fan of the books will ever need. With in-depth, chapter-referenced sections on characters, places, creatures, sciences, languages, and much more, this brilliant work by Laurie Frost has become the official, and definitive, reference guide to Pullman's books: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. His Dark Materials trilogy is now a thrilling, critically acclaimed BBC/HBO television series starring James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Dafne Keen and Kit Connor.

Once Upon a Time in the North

Once Upon a Time in the North

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

A mesmerising episode from the universe of His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust, giving us an extraordinary insight into this world and its characters. When Lyra is studying at Oxford University, she comes across the story of Lee Scoresby and Iorek Byrnisson's first meeting, many years ago, along with much evidence of the adventure that brought them together. She discovers that when a young Texan balloonist Lee came down to earth in the harbour of an Arctic town in the North, little did he realise that he is about to be caught in a war between the residents of the town and the huge arctic bears that also live there. And when Lee meets one of these bears - Iorek - for the first time, they cement a friendship that will continue throughout their lives, as the tensions in the town threaten to erupt ... Another wonderful tale from a master story-teller, which includes beautiful illustrations and maps.

His Dark Materials Wormell slipcase

His Dark Materials Wormell slipcase

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Philip Pullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, now a thrilling and critically acclaimed BBC/HBO television series, available here in a paperback slipcase. First published in 1995, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, the first book in the series, Northern Lights, won the UK's top awards for children's literature. Today, the story of Lyra and her daemon is read and loved by adults and children alike. This boxset contains all three original books in the series and has cover illustrations by esteemed artist, Chris Wormell, who also illustrated the Book of Dust series. This slipcase contains single paperback editions of: Northern Lights The Golden Compass The Amber Spyglass

His Dark Materials: Northern Lights

His Dark Materials: Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2018

The first volume in Philip Pullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, now a thrilling, critically acclaimed BBC/HBO television series. First published in 1995, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, this first book in the series won the UK's top awards for children's literature. Without this child, we shall all die. Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world... This hardback edition has a beautiful cover from celebrated artist, Chris Wormell.

His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass

His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2018

The third volume in Philip Pullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, now a thrilling, critically acclaimed BBC/HBO television series. We're going to the land of the dead and we're goingto come back. Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been - and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned... this hardback edition has a stunning cover from celebrated artist, Chris Wormell.

His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife

His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2018

The second volume in Philip Pullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, now a thrilling, critically acclaimed BBC/HBO series. 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... this hardback edition has a stunning cover by celebrated artist, Chris Wormell.

His Dark Materials bind-up

His Dark Materials bind-up

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Philip Pullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, now a thrilling and critically acclaimed BBC/HBO television series, available here in a stunning hardback bind-up edition. First published in 1995, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, the first book in the series, Northern Lights, won the UK's top awards for children's literature. Today, the story of Lyra and her daemon is read and loved by adults and children alike. This bind-up contains all three original books in the series and has a cover illustration by esteemed artist, Chris Wormell, who also illustrated the Book of Dust series. This edition contains: Northern Lights The Golden Compass The Amber Spyglass

Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel

Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2017

The incredible story of Lyra Belacqua will begin in La Belle Sauvage - the first volume of The Book of Dust. Now you have the opportunity to revisit her adventures in Northern Lights, with this graphic novel adaptation of a masterpiece, which comes to life with incredible full-colour art. Follow Lyra's story once again in a way you've never experienced it before, as the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle - a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armoured bears. Lyra hurtles toward danger in the cold far North, never suspecting the shocking truth, that she alone is destined to win, or to lose, this more-than-mortal battle. This edition combines all three illustrated volumes of the story, now available for the very first time in hardback.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

The first volume in Philip Pullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, now a thrilling, critically acclaimed BBC/HBO television series. First published in 1995, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, this first book in the series won the UK's top awards for children's literature. Without this child, we shall all die. Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world... This edition has a beautiful cover from celebrated artist, Chris Wormell.

The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

The second volume in Philip Pullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, now a thrilling, critically acclaimed BBC/HBO series. 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... this edition has a stunning cover by celebrated artist, Chris Wormell.

The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

The third volume in Philip Pullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, now a thrilling, critically acclaimed BBC/HBO television series. We're going to the land of the dead and we're going to come back. Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been - and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned... this edition has a stunning cover from celebrated artist, Chris Wormell.

Lyra's Oxford

Lyra's Oxford

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/06/2017

This book contains a story and several other things. The other things might be connected with the story, or they might not; they might be connected to stories that haven't appeared yet . . . Two years after the conclusion of The Amber Spyglass, Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon sit high on the roof of Jordan College, gazing down on the streets of Oxford. But their peace is shattered by a flock of enraged starlings, who seem intent on knocking another bird out of the sky - a bird that Lyra and Pan quickly realise is a witch's daemon. The daemon carries worrying tidings of a terrible sickness spreading in the north, and claims that only Lyra can help him - but is he really friend, or foe? Illustrated throughout with exquisite wood-cut engravings by John Lawrence, this beautifully packaged story also contains an extract of Pullman's second short story set in the His Dark Materials world, Once Upon a Time in the North, a map and other missives that seem to have slipped from Lyra's world into our own.

The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/08/2016

The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/08/2016

The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/07/2016

The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/07/2016

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/05/2016

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/05/2016

Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel Volume 1

Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel Volume 1

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

'Without this child, we shall all die.' Lyra Belacqua lives half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle - a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armoured bears. As she hurtles towards danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win, or to lose, the biggest battle imaginable. The first book in a stunning three-volume graphic novel adaptation of Northern Lights.

The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2015

NOW A MAJOR, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BBC/HBO TV SERIES 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

His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2012

Philip Pullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, is now in a paperback bind-up edition. The series is now a thrilling, critically acclaimed BBC/HBO television series. First published in 1995, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, the first book in the series, Northern Lights, won the UK'stop awards for children's literature. Today, the story of Lyra and her daemon is read and loved by adults and children alike. This bind-up contains all three books in the series: Northern Lights The Golden Compass The Amber Spyglass

The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2011

NOW A MAJOR, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BBC/HBO TV SERIES 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 groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, acclaimed as a modern masterpiece.

The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2011

The third volume in Philip Pullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, now a thrilling, critically acclaimed BBC/HBO television series. We're going to the land of the dead and we're going to come back. Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been - and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned...

Once Upon a Time in the North

Once Upon a Time in the North

Author: Philip Pullman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/04/2008

This is the mesmerising story of the very first meeting of those two legends and friends, Lee Scoresby, the Texan balloonist, and Iorek Byrnison, the armoured bear. When Lee and his daemon, Hester, land in the Arctic town of Novy Odense, they quickly become embroiled in an out-and-out political brawl. So when Iorek offers to help, Lee is only too happy to accept. Together they take on a slippery politician, his monstrous gas-powered gun and a murderous gunfighter. And so begins a friendship that will continue throughout their lives. This audio edition is performed by Philip Pullman with a full cast and produced by Garrick Hagan.

Lyra's Oxford

Lyra's Oxford

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2007

A BEGUILING NEW EPISODE FROM THE UNIVERSE OF HIS DARK MATERIALS Lyra's Oxford opens two years after the conclusion of Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass in the comfort and familiarity of Jordan College, where Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon, sit on the sun-drenched roof looking out over all of Oxford. But their peace is shattered when a strange bird - a witch's daemon, on it's own - tumbles out of the sky, in search of a healing elixer to cure his witch of a strange new disease. Lyra and Pan decided to help - witches are friends, of course - but the closer their winding walk leads them towards the infamous Oxford alchemist, the stronger Lyra's sense that something is amiss. INCLUDES FOLDOUT MAP AND OTHER MATTER NEVER BEFORE SEEN IN THIS WORLD

The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2007

There are worlds beyond our own - the Compass will show the way... The second novel in Philip Pullman's epic HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy. The first, NORTHERN LIGHTS, is now the stunning motion picture THE GOLDEN COMPASS, made by New Line Cinema and Scholastic Media. THE SUBTLE KNIFE brings Lyra to an eerie city where she meets a mysterious boy - a murderer. Will's fate is strangely linked with hers, and together they must find a powerful and secret object which people from many worlds would kill to possess. A work of genius TIME OUT

His Dark Materials: #1 Northern Lights: Film Tie-in

His Dark Materials: #1 Northern Lights: Film Tie-in

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2007

There are worlds beyond our own - the Compass will show the way...The first novel in Philip Pullman's epic His Dark Materials trilogy is now the stunning motion picture The Golden Compass , made by New Line Cinema and Scholastic Media. When Lyra is given the strange and secret alethiometer, she begins an extraordinary journey that will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. The destiny that awaits her will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world...'Spellbinding writing, brilliant storytelling' - Scotsman .

The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2007

There are worlds beyond our own - the Compass will show the way. This is the third novel in Philip Pullman's epic His Dark Materials trilogy. The first, Northern Lights , is now the stunning motion picture The Golden Compass , made by New Line Cinema and Scholastic Media. The terrible war foretold by the witches is coming. Will is the bearer of the subtle knife, the most powerful weapon in all the worlds, and must deliver it to Lord Asriel. But he faces his dangerous journey alone, for Lyra has disappeared. 'An extraordinary masterpiece' - Daily Mail .

His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2007

This is Philip Pullman's classic trilogy in one slipcase. Since the first volume was published in 1995, and has now been filmed as The Golden Compass , the trilogy has been acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, and has won the UK's top awards for children's literature. Today, the fabulous story of Lyra and her daemon is read and loved by adults and children alike.

His Dark Materials: #1 Northern Lights: Classic Edition

His Dark Materials: #1 Northern Lights: Classic Edition

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2007

'Without this child, we shall all die'. Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world...

The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2007

Will is the bearer of the subtle knife. He has promised his dying father that he will deliver the terrible blade to Lord Asriel.ar is coming, the greatest war there has ever been, and the knife is the only weapon that can defeat the enemy. A stranger in a wrld that is not his own, Will sets out on a perilous journey. But how can he fulfil his promise when Lyra, his brave companion, hs disappeared...?

His Dark Materials: #3 The Amber Spyglass: Classic Edition

His Dark Materials: #3 The Amber Spyglass: Classic Edition

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2007

'We're going to the land of the dead and we're going to come back' - Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been - and a journey to a dark place from which no-one has ever returned...

The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2007

Will is twelve, and he's just killed a man. Now he's on the run, determined to discover the truth about the father he's never known. Then he steps through a window into another world - where soul-eating Spectres haunt the streets of a city, and a strange girl called Lyra is searching for Dust. His mission and hers are mysteriously linked, and together they must find a powerful and secret object that people from many worlds would kill to possess.

His Dark Materials: #1 Northern Lights: Junior Edition

His Dark Materials: #1 Northern Lights: Junior Edition

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2007

When Lyra's friend Roger disappears, she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, set out to find him. They travel to the ice kingdoms of the North, where armoured bears rule and witch-queens fly through frozen skies. Lyra possesses a device that will aid their quest - if she can decipher its mysterious messages. But it knows terrifyig secrets about their journey, and the dangers that await them in worlds far beyond their own

His Dark Materials: #2 The Subtle Knife: Classic Edition

His Dark Materials: #2 The Subtle Knife: Classic Edition

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2007

'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 word.

The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2005

Will is twelve years old and he's just killed a man. Now he's on the run, determined to discover the truth about the father he has never known. Then Will steps through a window into another world - the dangerous world of Cittagazze, where soul-eating Spectres haunt the streets, and a strange, savage girl called Lyra Silvertongue is searching for Dust. Their meeting is no accident, for his mission and hers are linked in an extraordinary way. Together they must reach the mysterious tower, Torre degli Angeli, to find a powerful and secret object that people from many worlds would kill to possess.

His Dark Materials: #3 The Amber Spyglass: Tenth Anniv Ed

His Dark Materials: #3 The Amber Spyglass: Tenth Anniv Ed

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2005

The Amber Spyglass is the triumphant conclusion to Philip Pullman's groundbreaking fantasy trilogy, His Dark Materials , hailed around the world as a modern masterpiece. Together, Will and Lyra approach the most dangerous stage of their epic journey, as the worlds prepare for the greatest war that has ever been known, in the novel that won the 2001 Whitbread Book of the Year.

His Dark Materials: #1 Northern Lights

His Dark Materials: #1 Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2005

When Northern Lights was published in 1995, the adventures of Lyra and her daemon was immediately recognised as a masterpiece of children's fiction. It won the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Fiction Award, and has gone on to sell in its millions to children and adult readers across the world.

Lyra's Oxford

Lyra's Oxford

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2003

This is a wonderful new episode from the world of Philip Pullman's bestselling trilogy, His Dark Materials. In Lyra's Oxford the reader shares the huge excitement of discovering a small bundle of material that has somehow slipped between Lyra's universe and our own. The book includes a wonderful new story by Philip Pullman, fully illustrated intricate maps and other ephemera from Lyra's universe. The text is illustrated throughout in beautiful black and white wood-blocks by the highly acclaimed engraver, John Lawrence, together with specially printed three-colour pull out maps of Lyra's Oxford. This publication could have come from a parallel universe. The short story contained within Lyra's Oxford finds Lyra with her daemon Pantalaimon a couple of years after the end of The Amber Spyglass. Sitting on the roofs of Oxford she sees a bird, the daemon of a witch, a storm petrel flying towards her pursued by a huge and angry flock of starlings. Birds play a big part in this story. And gradually a mystery unfolds-

His Dark Materials: Trilogy

His Dark Materials: Trilogy

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2001

Lyra and her daemon ... The first four words of this extraordinary book tell us at once that we are in a story like no other. Twelve-year-old Lyra, whose daemon Pantalaimon is part of her very self, is growing up in an ancient, ritual-haunted Oxford, when she learns that her friend Roger has been kidnapped for some evil purpose. Desperate, she sets off at once to rescue him. Her journey takes her to the far north, where she faces a horror far worse than she could ever imagine. Meanwhile, in our own world, a boy called Will has his own dangerous task to fulfil. Like Lyra, he makes surprising discoveries about his parents. He, too, is pursued by forces eager to destroy him. When Lyra and Will meet, they find out that their quests are linked together in the most astonishing way. With the double-edged help of the subtle knife, Will and Lyra open the way to many different worlds, and meet characters who have their own passionate interest in the outcome of the events. Characters such as the armoured bear, Iorek Byrnison; the Texan aeronaut, Lee Scoresby; the graceful witches who fly beyond the Northern Lights; and the most unexpected angels in fiction, Balthamos and Baruch. Their epic journey reaches its climax in the simplest of things: the impulsive response of a girl and a boy to one simple story. When it is over, everything has changed.

His Dark Materials: #3 The Amber Spyglass

His Dark Materials: #3 The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2001

Lyra lies sleeping in a cave near a rainbow, drugged into unconsciousness by her mother, Mrs Coulter, whose love for her daughter closely rivals her own ruthless ambition. Now, the latter threatens to overcome the former, as she strives to prevent the events which are dependent on the decisions Lyra is fated to make. Meanwhile, Will-scarred and traumatised after his last, fatal meeting with his father-seeks blindly for her, with only two of Lord Asriel's angels as companions on his dangerous search. The two are fated to meet once more, however, and begin their most treacherous journey. For Lyra owes a great debt, and she must repay it-she must rescue her friend from the Land of the Dead. Neither are prepared for the terrible sacrifice they must endure, or for the universal consequences of their actions. Lyra and Will must play their part in the war between the worlds and heaven...

His Dark Materials: #1 Northern Lights

His Dark Materials: #1 Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/1998

When Lyra's friend Roger disappears, she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, determine to find him. The ensuing quest leads them to the bleak splendour of the North, where armoured bears rule the ice and witch-queens fly through the frozen skies - and where a team of scientists is conducting experiments too horrible to be spoken about. Lyra overcomes these strange terrors, only to find something yet more perilous waiting for her - something with consequences which may even reach beyond the Northern Lights.

His Dark Materials: #2 The Subtle Knife

His Dark Materials: #2 The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/1998

Will is twelve years old and he's just killed a man. Now he's on his own, on the run, determined to discover the truth about his father's disappearance. Then Will steps through a window in the air into another world, and finds himself with a companion - a strange, savage girl called Lyra. Like Will, she has a mission which she intends to carry out at all costs. But the world of Cittagazze is a strange and unsettling place. Deadly, soul-eating Spectres stalk its streets, while high above, the wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. And in the mysterious Torre degli Angeli lurks Cittagazze's most important secret - an object which people from many worlds would kill to possess.