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The Book of Dust Series

Philip Pullman
The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust, Volume 2) by Philip Pullman
Available ON (10-03-19)

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

Book 2
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“It’s a stunning achievement, this universe Pullman has created and continues to build on.” –The New York Times

Return to the parallel world of His Dark Materials in the second volume of Philip Pullman’s new bestselling masterwork The Book of Dust, and discover what comes next for Lyra, “one of fantasy’s most indelible characters.” (The New York Times Magazine)

Lyra Silvertongue’s adventures in the North are long over–the windows between the many worlds have been sealed, and her beloved Will is lost to her. She does still have the alethiometer: the truth-telling device given to her by the master of Jordan College, which guided her journey.

Lyra doesn’t know the full story of the alethiometer, though. Or the role that young Malcolm Polstead played in bringing both the instrument and baby Lyra to Jordan. She’s now a twenty-year-old undergraduate at St. Sophia’s College. To her, Malcolm is Dr. Polstead, an overly solicitous professor she would prefer to avoid.

But intrigue is swirling around Lyra 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. They learn of a city haunted by daemons, of a desert said to hold the secret of Dust.

Powerful forces are about to throw Lyra and Malcolm together once again. And 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

“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

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

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

Philip Pullman returns to the parallel world of his groundbreaking novel The Golden Compass to expand on the story of Lyra, “one of fantasy’s most indelible characters” (The New York Times Magazine).

Malcolm Polstead is the kind of boy who notices everything but is not much noticed himself. And so perhaps it was inevitable that he would become a spy. . . .

Malcolm’s parents run an inn called the Trout, on the banks of the river Thames, and all of Oxford passes through its doors. Malcolm and his daemon, Asta, routinely overhear news and gossip, and the occasional scandal, but during a winter of unceasing rain, Malcolm catches wind of something new: intrigue. 

He finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust—and the spy it was intended for finds him. 

When she asks Malcolm to keep his eyes open, he sees 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 the kind of person who draws people in like magnets. And Malcolm will brave any danger, and make shocking sacrifices, to bring her safely through the storm.

“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

HIS DARK MATERIALS IS SOON TO BE AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!
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A deluxe edition of Philip Pullman’s bestselling classic, with gorgeous new full-page illustrations, just in time for the holidays.

“It’s a stunning achievement, the universe Pullman has created and continues to build on.” –The New York Times

Philip Pullman’s return to the world of The Golden Compass in this first book in a new trilogy was hailed as an instant classic.

In it we learn more about Lyra’s origins, 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.
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