Published in 40 countries, Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy has graced the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. In The Golden Compass, readers meet 11-year-old Lyra Belacqua, a precocious orphan growing up within the precincts of Jordan College in an alternate world's Oxford, England. In Lyra's world, everyone has a personal daemon, a lifelong animal familiar. This is a world in which science, theology and magic are closely intertwined. In The Subtle Knife, readers are introduced to Will Parry, whose explorer father, John Parry, has disappeared; Will must go on a quest to learn the truth about his father. Finally, The Amber Spyglass brings the intrigue of the first two books to a heartstopping close full of startling revelations: the painful price Lyra must pay to walk through the land of the dead, the haunting power of Dr. Malone's amber spyglass, and the names of who will live -- and who will die -- for love.
These Yearling paperback editions each contain bonus material: the found papers, notes, and other archival material of Lord Asriel, Dr. Stanislaus Grumman, and Mary Malone. They also feature chapter-opening artwork by Philip Pullman.
In the epic trilogy His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman unlocks the door to worlds parallel to our own. Daemons and winged creatures live side by side with humans, and a mysterious entity called Dust just might have the power to unite the universes -- if it isn't destroyed first. The three books in Pullman's heroic fantasy series, published as mass-market paperbacks with new covers, are united here in one boxed set that includes The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. Join Lyra, Pantalaimon, Will, and the rest as they embark on the most breathtaking, heartbreaking adventure of their lives. The fate of the universe is in their hands.
|Recommended Age||12 and up|
|Publication Date||May 27, 2003|
|Series Name||His Dark Materials|