Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal--including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world.
Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want.
But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other...
A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which continues with The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.
448 pages 978-0440418320 (paperback) Ages 12 and up
Keywords: high adventure, fantasy, epic fantasy, magic, special gifts, journey, betrayal, powers, gory, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old, 15 year old, trilogy
Other titles in this trilogy: The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass
The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an “All-Time Greatest Novel” and Newsweek hailed as a “Top 100 Book of All Time.” Philip Pullman takes readers to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach.
A #1 New York Times Bestseller Published in 40 Countries