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 is the first book in the phenomenal His Dark Materials series. With fascinating characters, powerful friendships, and fast-paced adventure, this book is one you won't be able to put down. I cannot recommend this more. - Justine (QBD)
One of my all-time favourites, the His Dark Materials series bursts out of the children's fiction genre and proves itself accessable and relevent to readers of all ages. Lyra Belacqua, the brave, spirited, flawed hero of the tale, is immensely charming as she barrels headlong into her adventures. Meeting cowboys, witches and giant talking polar bears along the way, Lyra struggles to find out who she really is, and discovers the true nature of the fantastical world around her in the process. - Rebecca (QBD)