By Philip Pullman

The spellbinding sequel to The Golden Compass, the fashionable delusion vintage that Entertainment Weekly named an "All-Time maximum Novel" and Newsweek hailed as a "Top a hundred e-book of All Time," keeps the epic event, catapulting readers among worlds, and towards a devastating discovery.

Lost in a brand new global, Lyra reveals Will—a boy at the run, a murderer—a important and welcome best friend. For this can be a global the place soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and witches percentage the skies with troops of angels.

Each is searching—Lyra for the that means of darkish topic, Will for his lacking father—but what they locate as an alternative is a perilous mystery, a knife of untold energy. And neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives, their loves, their destinies are sure together...until they're cut up apart.

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She selected the precise cloud-pine spray on the residence of Dr. Lanselius: she is the kid we have now constantly anticipated, and now she has vanished. “We have site visitors, who will let us know their innovations. First we will listen Queen Ruta Skadi. ” Ruta Skadi stood. Her white fingers gleamed within the firelight; her eyes glittered so brightly that even the farthest witch may well see the play of expression on her bright face. “Sisters,” she started, “let me inform you what's occurring, and who it truly is that we needs to struggle. For there's a battle coming. I don’t recognize who will sign up for with us, yet i do know whom we needs to struggle. it's the Magisterium, the Church. For all its history—and that’s no longer lengthy through our lives, yet it’s many, a lot of theirs—it’s attempted to suppress and keep watch over each traditional impulse. And while it can’t regulate them, it cuts them out. a few of you could have visible what they did at Bolvangar. And that was once terrible, however it isn't the basically such position, now not the single such perform. Sisters, you recognize basically the north; i've got traveled within the south lands. There are church buildings there, think me, that lower their childrens too, because the humans of Bolvangar did—not within the similar method, yet simply as horribly. They reduce their sexual organs, convinced, either girls and boys; they reduce them with knives in order that they shan’t consider. that's what the Church does, and each church is similar: keep watch over, smash, obliterate each strong feeling. So if a battle comes, and the Church is on one part of it, we has to be at the different, it doesn't matter what unusual allies we discover ourselves sure to. “What I suggest is that our clans subscribe to jointly and pass north to discover this new international, and notice what we will be able to become aware of there. If the kid isn't to be present in our global, it’s simply because she's going to have long gone after Lord Asriel already. And Lord Asriel is the major to this, think me. He used to be my lover as soon as, and that i may willingly sign up for forces with him, simply because he hates the Church and all it does. “That is what i need to say. ” Ruta Skadi spoke passionately, and Serafina widespread her strength and her attractiveness. whilst the Latvian queen sat down, Serafina grew to become to Lee Scoresby. “Mr. Scoresby is a pal of the child’s, and hence a pal of ours,” she stated. “Would you let us know your concepts, sir? ” The Texan acquired to his ft, whiplash-lean and courteous. He appeared as though he weren't aware of the strangeness of the party, yet he was once. His hare dæmon, Hester, crouched beside him, her ears flat alongside her again, her golden eyes part closed. “Ma’am,” he acknowledged, “I need to thanks all first for the kindness you’ve proven to me, and the assistance you prolonged to an aeronaut battered by way of winds that got here from one other global. I won’t trespass lengthy in your endurance. “When i used to be touring north to Bolvangar with the gyptians, the kid Lyra instructed me approximately whatever that occurred within the collage she used to dwell in, again in Oxford. Lord Asriel had proven the opposite students the severed head of a guy known as Stanislaus Grumman, and that kinda persuaded them to provide him a few cash to come back north and discover what had occurred. “Now, the kid was once so convinced of what she’d visible that I didn’t prefer to query her an excessive amount of.

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