A rich, imaginative, vividly characterised rite-of-passage tale - Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times
WINNER- AUTHOR OF THE YEAR, BRITISH BOOK AWARDS
A coming of age story like no other . . .
Philip Pullman's magnificent bestseller is now in paperback, with new additional illustrations.
Malcolm Polstead's Oxford life has been one of routine, ordinary even.
He is happiest playing with his daemon, Asta, in their canoe, La Belle Sauvage. But now as the rain builds, the world around Malcolm and Asta it seems is set to become increasingly far from ordinary.
Finding himself linked to a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua, Malcolm is forced to undertake the challenge of his life and to make a dangerous journey that will change him and Lyra for ever . . .
Fans of His Dark Materials will find themselves joyfully immersed in a familiar world . . . meanwhile, awaiting first-time readers is all the pleasure of commencing their own journey into this most captivating of universes at the very beginning of Lyra's story (Independent)
No one else writes like Pullman . . . entirely worth the 17-year wait (Imogen Russell Williams, Metro)
A rich, imaginative, vividly characterised rite-of-passage tale (Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times)
An utter joy . . . generous, frightening, thrilling, clever and ingenious (Scotsman)
High-octane adventure accompanies ingenious plotting (The Times)