Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. 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 and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass. The epic story Pullman tells is not only a spellbinding adventure featuring armoured polar bears, magical devices, witches and daemons, 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.
Journey with Lyra, a young girl who stands firm and proud against any who seek to control, as she is catapulted by destiny across continents and universes to learns the truth about her prophesied future. A modern mix of magic, witches, dæmons and epic storytelling, the richly constructed worlds in Pullman’s Dark Materials Trilogy makes for a binge-worthy, must-read for fantasy lovers of all ages - Donna (QBD)
If you haven't read about Lyra and her adventures, you're missing out! This is a true classic fantasy that'll blow you away and change your life. Multiple versions of the world? Knives that can cut into the air and open up secret places? Elephant-like animals that use giant oiled seed pods as a means of locomotion?!? What more could you want?!? - Jaidyn (QBD)
Tash - 13nv
The His Dark Materials trilogy is an epic young adult fantasy series, set in series of parallel universes and following the adventures of Lyra Belacqua, a young girl from a world where an aspect of a persons soul is presented as a lifelong animal companion known as a daemon. Her journeys throughout the worlds provides a thrilling and complex plot which cleverly examines and deconstructs a variety of themes, including religion and belief, science and advancement, sociology and prejudice, and the nature of innocence. Pullmans highly evocative language, fills the story with stunning settings, and provides a cast of fascinating characters with fully realised motivations and traits, who interact in believable ways to result in a book that can be enjoyed both on the strength of its core plot, and the intricacies of its philosophical concepts.