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Philip Pullman
The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust, Volume 2) by Philip Pullman
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The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust, Volume 2)

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Return to the world of His Dark Materials—soon to be an HBO original series starring Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, and Lin-Manuel Miranda—in the second volume of Philip Pullman’s new bestselling masterwork The Book of Dust.
 
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.
 
Praise for The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage:

“It’s a stunning achievement, this universe Pullman has created and continues to build on.” –The New York Times
 
“Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen year wait: The Book of Dust is one of them.” –The Washington Post
 
“Reading this novel is like standing in a room in which suddenly all of the windows have blown open at once.” –Slate
Book 1
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
Philip Pullman returns to the parallel world of His Dark Materials–soon to be an HBO original series starring Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, and Lin-Manuel Miranda–to expand on the story of Lyra, “one of fantasy’s most indelible heroines” (The New York Times Magazine).
 
Don’t miss Volume II of The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth!
 
Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta, are used to overhearing news and the occasional scandal at the inn run by his family. But during a winter of unceasing rain, Malcolm finds a mysterious object—and finds himself in grave danger.

Inside the object is a cryptic message about something called Dust; and it’s not long before Malcolm is approached by the spy for whom this message was actually intended. When she asks Malcolm to keep his eyes open, he begins to notice suspicious characters everywhere: the explorer Lord Asriel, clearly on the run; enforcement agents from the Magisterium; a gyptian named Coram with warnings just for Malcolm; and a beautiful woman with an evil monkey for a daemon. All are asking about the same thing: a girl—just a baby—named Lyra.
 
Lyra is at the center of a storm, and Malcolm will brave any peril, and make shocking sacrifices, to bring her safely through it.
 
“Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen-year wait: The Book of Dust is one of them.” —The Washington Post
 
“The book is full of wonder. . . . Truly thrilling.” —The New York Times
 
“People will love the first volume of Philip Pullman’s new trilogy with the same helpless vehemence that stole over them when The Golden Compass came out.” —Slate

Book 1
The deluxe edition of Philip Pullman’s bestselling return to the parallel world of His Dark Materials! Includes gorgeous full-page illustrations!

Don’t miss Volume II of The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth!

HIS DARK MATERIALS IS SOON TO BE AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!

This first book in a new trilogy was hailed as an instant classic. In it we learn more about the origins of Lyra—”one of fantasy’s most indelible heroines” (The New York Times Magazine)—meet a stalwart new hero with a pivotal role to play in keeping Lyra safe, and catch our first glimpse of the ever elusive substance known as Dust.

This impeccably designed and produced collector’s edition includes beautiful new illustrations from cover artist Chris Wormell and an exclusive interview with Philip Pullman about writing La Belle Sauvage.

Don’t miss the second volume, The Secret Commonwealth!

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK OF DUST: LA BELLE SAUVAGE

“Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen-year wait: The Book of Dust is one of them.” —The Washington Post

“The book is full of wonder. . . . Truly thrilling.” —The New York Times

“People will love the first volume of Philip Pullman’s new trilogy with the same helpless vehemence that stole over them when The Golden Compass came out.” —Slate
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