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The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth

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The windows between the many worlds have been sealed and the momentous adventures of Lyra Silvertongue's youth are long behind her — or so she thought. Lyra is now a twenty-year-old undergraduate at St. Sophia's College and intrigue is swirling around her once more. Her daemon Pantalaimon is witness to a brutal murder, and the dying man entrusts them with secrets that carry echoes from their past.

The more Lyra is drawn into these mysteries, the less she is sure of. Even the events of her own past come into question when she learns of Malcolm Polstead's role in bringing her to Jordan College. Now Lyra and Malcolm will travel far beyond the confines of Oxford, across Europe and into the Levant, searching for a city haunted by daemons, and a desert said to hold the truth of Dust. The dangers they face will challenge everything they thought they knew about the world, and about themselves.

This sequel to The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage returns readers to the stunning world of His Dark Materials.

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"Twenty years after the events of La Belle Sauvage, and eight years after those of the His Dark Materials trilogy, this second volume in Pullman's Book of Dust series blends spy thriller, otherworldly travelogue, and philosophical musing.... The sprawling, sometimes meandering narrative follows Lyra, Pan, and Malcolm on their journeys while exploring the power of transnational religious and corporate organizations, the plight of various marginalized groups, and the importance of a worldview that includes unprovable truths. Lyra, Pantalaimon, and Malcolm are familiar yet altered by age; it is a pleasure to get to know them again." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 14 and up
Author Philip Pullman
ISBN 0553510665
Publication Date Oct 3, 2019
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
Series Name The Book of Dust
Language English