By Philip Pullman

The glossy fable vintage that Entertainment Weekly named an “All-Time maximum Novel” and Newsweek hailed as a “Top a hundred e-book of All Time.” Philip Pullman takes readers to a global the place people have animal familiars and the place parallel universes are inside reach.

Lyra is speeding to the chilly, a ways North, the place witch clans and armored bears rule. North, the place the Gobblers take the kids they steal--including her buddy Roger. North, the place her fearsome uncle Asriel is attempting to construct a bridge to a parallel world.

Can one small lady make a distinction in such nice and poor endeavors? this can be Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and actual a champion as Roger or Asriel may perhaps want.

But what Lyra does not be aware of is that to aid on of them can be to betray the other...

A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning The Golden Compass is the 1st within the His darkish fabrics sequence, which keeps with The refined Knife and The Amber Spyglass.

A number one New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the father or mother Prize for kid's Fiction
Published in forty Countries

"Arguably the simplest juvenile myth novel of the previous twenty years." --The Washington put up

"Very grand indeed." --The big apple Times

"Pullman is sort of almost certainly a genius." --Newsweek

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Very well,” he acknowledged. “Of path, that’s real, and you’ll notice that your identify isn't really unknown to us, Farder Coram. Serafina Pekkala is queen of a witch extended family within the quarter of Lake Enara. As to your different query, it truly is in fact understood that this knowledge isn't really attaining you thru me. ” “Quite so. ” “Well, during this very city there's a department of a firm known as the Northern development Exploration corporation, which pretends to be looking for minerals, yet that's particularly managed through anything referred to as the final Oblation Board of London. This association, I ensue to understand, imports childrens. this isn't commonly recognized within the city; the Norroway executive isn't formally conscious of it. the kids don’t stay right here lengthy. they're taken a ways inland. ” “Do you recognize the place, Dr. Lanselius? ” “No. i might let you know if I did. ” “And are you aware what occurs to them there? ” For the 1st time, Dr. Lanselius glanced at Lyra. She seemed stolidly again. The little eco-friendly serpent dæmon raised her head from the consul’s collar and whispered tongue-flickeringly in his ear. The consul stated, “I have heard the word the Maystadt procedure in reference to this subject. i feel they use that during order to prevent calling what they do through its right identify. i've got additionally heard the observe intercision, yet what it refers to i couldn't say. ” “And are there any teenagers within the city in the interim? ” stated Farder Coram. He used to be stroking his dæmon’s fur as she sat alert in his lap. Lyra spotted that she had stopped purring. “No, i feel not,” stated Dr. Lanselius. “A team of approximately twelve arrived every week in the past and moved out the day earlier than the previous day. ” “Ah! As fresh as that? Then that provides us just a little wish. How did they go back and forth, Dr. Lanselius? ” “By sledge. ” “And you don't have any proposal the place they went? ” “Very little. it isn't a subject matter we're drawn to. ” “Quite so. Now, you’ve replied all my questions very particularly, sir, and here’s only one extra. if you happen to have been me, what query could you ask of the Consul of the Witches? ” For the 1st time Dr. Lanselius smiled. “I may ask the place i'll receive the prone of an armored bear,” he acknowledged. Lyra sat up, and felt Pantalaimon’s center jump in her fingers. “I understood the armored bears to be within the provider of the Oblation Board,” acknowledged Farder Coram in shock. “I suggest, the Northern growth corporation, or no matter what they’re calling themselves. ” “There is at the very least person who isn't. you'll find him on the sledge depot on the finish of Langlokur highway. He earns a residing there in the meanwhile, yet such is his mood and the phobia he engenders within the canines, his employment will possibly not final for lengthy. ” “Is he a renegade, then? ” “It turns out so. His identify is Iorek Byrnison. You requested what i might ask, and that i instructed you. Now here's what i might do: i'd grab the opportunity to hire an armored endure, no matter if it have been way more distant than this. ” Lyra may rarely sit down nonetheless. Farder Coram, although, knew the etiquette for conferences equivalent to this, and took one other spiced honey cake from the plate.

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