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By Philip Pullman

The spellbinding sequel to The Golden Compass, the fashionable fable vintage that Entertainment Weekly named an "All-Time maximum Novel" and Newsweek hailed as a "Top a hundred publication of All Time," maintains the epic event, catapulting readers among worlds, and towards a devastating discovery.

Lost in a brand new international, Lyra unearths Will—a boy at the run, a murderer—a worthwhile and welcome best friend. For this can be a global the place soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and witches proportion the skies with troops of angels.

Each is searching—Lyra for the which means of darkish topic, Will for his lacking father—but what they locate in its place is a dangerous mystery, a knife of untold energy. And neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives, their loves, their destinies are certain together...until they're break up apart.

A no 1 New York Times Bestseller
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“Just as quick-moving and unputdownable as The Golden Compass. . . . The mysteries deepen and the wonders develop much more extravagant.” —The Washington Post

“Pullman’s mind's eye soars . . . A literary rollercoaster trip you won’t are looking to miss.”—The Boston Globe

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His dæmon, a finch, fluttered and shrieked and attempted to drag away, purely to fall half-fainting at the tool panel. The pilot became his face to Lee and placed out a hand, yet Lee had no energy of circulation. The discomfort within the man’s eyes was once wrenching. anything real and dwelling was once being tired from him, and his dæmon fluttered weakly and known as in a wild excessive name, yet she was once death. Then she vanished. however the pilot was once nonetheless alive. His eyes turned filmy and uninteresting, and his attaining hand fell again with a limp thud opposed to the throttle. He was once alive yet now not alive; he was once detached to every little thing. And Lee sat and watched helplessly because the zeppelin flew on without delay right into a scarp of the mountains that rose up earlier than them. The pilot watched it rear up within the window, yet not anything may possibly curiosity him. Lee driven again opposed to the seat in horror, yet not anything occurred to forestall it, and for the time being of effect he cried, “Hester! ” And woke. He used to be within the tent, secure, and Hester nibbled his chin. He used to be sweating. The shaman used to be sitting cross-legged, yet a shiver omitted Lee as he observed that the eagle dæmon was once now not there close to him. truly this woodland used to be a nasty position, packed with haunting phantasms. Then he grew to become conscious of the sunshine wherein he was once seeing the shaman, as the fireplace was once lengthy out, and the darkness of the wooded area was once profound. a few far away flicker picked out the tree trunks and the undersides of dripping leaves, and Lee knew instantaneously what it used to be: his dream were actual, and a zeppelin pilot had flown into the hillside. “Damn, Lee, you’re twitching like an aspen leaf. What’s the problem with you? ” Hester grumbled, and flicked her lengthy ears. “Ain’t you dreaming too, Hester? ” he muttered. “You ain’t dreaming, Lee, you’re seeing. If I’da identified you used to be a seer, I’da cured you a protracted whereas again. Now, you narrow it out, you listen? ” He rubbed her head together with his thumb, and he or she shook her ears. And with no the slightest transition he used to be floating within the air along the shaman’s dæmon, Sayan Kötör the osprey. To be within the presence of one other man’s dæmon and clear of his personal affected Lee with a strong throb of guilt and unusual excitement. They have been gliding, as though he too have been a chicken, at the turbulent updrafts above the woodland, and Lee appeared round during the darkish air, now suffused with a pallid glow from the total moon that sometimes glared via a short lease within the cloud conceal and made the treetops ring with silver. The eagle dæmon uttered a harsh scream, and from lower than got here in one thousand varied voices the calls of 1000 birds: the too-whoo of owls, the alarm shriek of little sparrows, the liquid song of the nightingale. Sayan Kötör used to be calling them. And in solution they got here, each fowl within the woodland, whether or not they have been gliding within the hunt on silent wings or roosting asleep; they got here fluttering upward of their millions during the tumbling air. And Lee felt no matter what chook nature he was once sharing reply with pleasure to the command of the eagle queen, and no matter what humanness he had left felt the strangest of pleasures: that of providing keen obedience to a better energy that was once completely correct.

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