His Dark Materials: Gift Edition including all three novels: Northern Light, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass (Hardback)
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His Dark Materials: Gift Edition including all three novels: Northern Light, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass (Hardback)

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Hardback 1144 Pages / Published: 28/10/2011
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Presenting Philip Pullman's stunning His Dark Materials trilogy in a single, beautiful, Everyman Library volume.

You said I was a warrior. You told me that was my nature, and I shouldn’t argue with it. Father, you were wrong. I fought because I had to. I can’t choose my nature, but I can choose what I do. And I will choose, because now I’m free.

It begins with a girl and her daemon.

The girl is Lyra Belacqua, an orphan who lives in a place like (and yet unlike) Oxford, in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are bound together in a sometimes dark union.

In the opening volume Northern Lights, Lyra finds herself bound up in a daring game of cat-and-mouse that will see her on the run from the highest authorities, hunting for the secret that lies behind the kidnapping of children. It is a hunt that will take her far from Oxford, to high-society London and the home of the mysterious and beautiful Mrs Coulter. Beyond, the journey will take Lyra to the home of the witches and the kingdom of the ice bears where the aurora awaits. And at the end of everything, there is the Dust.

In The Subtle Knife, Lyra is joined by Will, a boy who is destined to possess a knife that can cut windows between worlds and their two lives become inextricably and irrevocably intertwined.

As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds, leading to the thrilling and transformative conclusion that is The Amber Spyglass.

The epic story Pullman tells is not only a spellbinding adventure featuring armoured polar bears, magical devices, witches, daemons and aeronauts, it is also an audacious and profound re-imagining of Milton's Paradise Lost. An utterly entrancing blend of metaphysical speculation and bravura storytelling, His Dark Materials is a monumental and enduring achievement, an enduring classic about love, war, the nature of human being and the power of storytelling.

‘Without stories, we wouldn’t be human beings at all.’ - Philip Pullman

About His Dark Materials:

Published by Scholastic between 1995 and 2000, the His Dark Materials trilogy is widely regarded as a modern classic and is probably the series Waterstones’ booksellers most frequently cite as their favourite.

Its heroine, Lyra Belacqua, frequently tops polls as an all-time favourite character, appearing in the Top 10 Favourite Heroes on World Book Day 2016. As New Statesman wrote of the trilogy: “Once in a lifetime a children’s author emerges who is so extraordinary that the imagination of generations is altered… The most ambitious work since The Lord of the Rings, [His Dark Materials] is as intellectually thrilling as it is magnificently written.”

Publisher: Everyman
ISBN: 9781841593425
Number of pages: 1144
Weight: 967 g
Dimensions: 210 x 138 x 53 mm


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"One of the supreme literary dreamers and magicians of our time" - The Guardian 

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“Encapticating”

I could not put this book down, even where the reading is a little slow and a struggle, the urge to find out what is happening drives you on.
The first book is ok, with the second being a little slow and merely... More

Paperback edition
19th October 2013
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“Captivating”

Really great in-depth epic story. I read it a while back when I was younger and enjoyed it though a lot of the story line was hard for me to understand. When I came back to re-read it I found it so much more... More

Hardback edition
25th July 2012
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“Great x”

Fantastic read! Highly recommend.

Paperback edition
11th February 2013
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