A standalone novella from the incandescent imagination of Philip Pullman, Serpentine takes place after the conclusion of His Dark Materials and finds Lyra and Pan on a perilous journey North in search of an old friend.
Lyra Silvertongue and her daemon Pantalaimon have left the events of His Dark Materials behind. Here in this snapshot of their forever-changed lives they return to the North to revisit an old friend where we will learn that things are not exactly as they seem.
The perfect re-entry for fans of His Dark Materials and a wonderful companion to The Book of Dust. Serpentine is a brand-new treat for Pullman fans old and new.
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 141 g
Dimensions: 184 x 119 x 14 mm
[Serpentine] brings with it all the familiar delights of Pullman's work: its effortless clarity, its intelligence, its ineffable mix of coziness and darkness, innocence and experience. - Lev Grossman - New York Times
Tom Duxbury's linocut-inspired illustrations give Serpentine a handsome look and accessible feel . . . Serpentine offers aficionados a poignant return to Lyra and Pan. - Wall Street Journal
Foreshadowing the events of The Secret Commonwealth, this gorgeously illustrated volume is a treat for fans of the fantasy. - Sunday Mirror
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I don’t think I will ever get enough of Lyra and her world but it’s always so extraordinary to slip back into it from time to time.
“Another satisfying return”
Yes it is short but so very worth it. Another welcome return to the infamous world, of His Dark Materials. Will take these “snap shots” anytime.
“Short, but attempts to fill a Lyra sized hole for now”
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