The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials

By Philip Pullman

The spellbinding sequel to The Golden Compass, the fashionable myth 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 reveals Will—a boy at the run, a murderer—a precious 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 as a substitute is a perilous mystery, a knife of untold strength. And neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives, their loves, their destinies are certain together...until they're break up apart.

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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

“The tale gallops with ferocious momentum . . . Devilishly inventive.” —The ny occasions ebook Review

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Will’s eyes widened to determine the alethiometer; the tiny symbols painted round the face, the golden palms, the questing needle, the heavy richness of the case took his breath away. “What’s that? ” he stated. “It’s my alethiometer. It’s a fact teller. a logo reader. i am hoping it en’t damaged . . . . ” however it was once unhurt. Even in her trembling fingers the lengthy needle swung progressively. She positioned it away and stated, “I by no means noticeable such a lot of carts and issues. I by no means guessed they used to be going so quickly. ” “They don’t have vehicles and vehicles on your Oxford? ” “Not such a lot of. unlike those ones. I wasn’t used to it. yet I’m very well now. ” “Well, be cautious any longer. in the event you cross and stroll below a bus or wander off or whatever, they’ll discover you’re no longer from this global and begin searching for the way in which via . . . . ” He used to be way more offended than he had to be. ultimately he acknowledged, “All correct, glance. in the event you fake you’re my sister, that’ll be a conceal for me, as the individual they’re searching for hasn’t obtained a sister. And if I’m with you, i will be able to help you go roads with out getting killed. ” “All right,” she stated humbly. “And cash. I wager you haven’t—well, how may perhaps you've got any funds? how will you get round and devour etc? ” “I have gotten money,” she stated, and shook a few gold cash out of her handbag. Will checked out them incredulously. “Is that gold? it's, isn’t it? good, that will get humans asking questions, and no mistake. You’re simply no longer secure. I’ll provide you with a few cash. placed these cash away and continue them out of sight. And remember—you’re my sister, and your name’s Lisa Ransom. ” “Lizzie. I pretended to name myself Lizzie prior to. i will do not forget that. ” “All correct, Lizzie then. And I’m Mark. Don’t overlook. ” “All right,” she acknowledged peaceably. Her leg used to be going to be painful; already it used to be purple and swollen the place the automobile had struck it, and a depressing, mammoth bruise was once forming. What with the bruise on her cheek the place he’d struck her the evening prior to, she regarded as though she’d been badly taken care of, and that apprehensive him too—suppose a few police officer may still turn into curious? He attempted to place it out of his brain, they usually trigger jointly, crossing on the site visitors lighting and casting only one look again on the window lower than the hornbeam bushes. They couldn’t see it in any respect. It was once particularly invisible, and the site visitors used to be flowing back. In Summertown, ten mins’ stroll down the Banbury highway, Will stopped in entrance of a financial institution. “What are you doing? ” acknowledged Lyra. “I’m going to get a few cash. I most likely greater no longer do it too usually, yet they won’t sign up it until the top of the operating day, I shouldn’t imagine. ” He positioned his mother’s credit card into the automated teller and tapped out her PIN quantity. not anything looked to be going fallacious, so he withdrew 100 kilos, and the computer gave it up and not using a hitch. Lyra watched open-mouthed. He gave her a twenty-pound be aware. “Use that later,” he stated. “Buy anything and get a few switch. Let’s discover a bus into city. ” Lyra allow him take care of the bus. She sat very quietly, looking at the homes and gardens of town that used to be hers and never hers.

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