The Lord of Dust, creator of daemons and spinner of the finest fairy tales, Philip Pullman is one of the world’s greatest and most influential storytellers. His wide-ranging body of work encompasses books for both adults and children, but he is best-known for the unparalleled achievement that is His Dark Materials and the long awaited The Book of Dust. The winner of the Waterstones Book of the Year 2017, the first volume in the series, La Belle Sauvage, is this year continued in The Secret Commonwealth, published in October 2019.
The second chapter in Philip Pullman’s epic sequence, set twenty years after the tumultuous events of La Belle Sauvage, and seven years after the closing pages of His Dark Materials, The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two intertwines the stories of Lyra Silvertongue and Malcom Polstead as they face new and dangerous secrets. Journeying far from Oxford’s spires across the globe, this is an adventure like no other. A powerful story about the truths that underpin our world and what it truly means to grow up.
His Dark Materials & The Book of Dust
A story of Dust and daemons, of witches and armoured bears, truth-telling instruments and subtle knives, angels and harpies and doorways between parallel universes, His Dark Materials has become one of the most influential and widely loved series in modern fiction. Beginning with Northern Lights, and then proceeding on to The Subtle Knife and finally The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman later returned to his spellbinding narrative with the extraordinary prequel, La Belle Sauvage, the first volume of The Book of Dust.
The original His Dark Materials trilogy is soon to be broadcast as a highly-anticipated BBC adaptation.