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Northern Lights (His Dark Materials)

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Quite pleasant.

14 years, 4 months ago at Jun 16 10:40
Northern Lights (US title: the golden Compass) is the first book in the His Dark Materials trilogy (before The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass).

Set at the turn of the twentieth century in an alternate Europe where everyone is inseparable from their animal daemons, shape-changers that only settle at puberty, this is the story of Lyra Belacqua (and her daemon Pantalaimon), a tee... read more
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Description: Amazon Review Lyra's life is already sufficiently interesting for a novel before she eavesdrops on a presentation by her uncle Lord Asriel to his colleagues in the Jordan College faculty, Oxford. The college, famed for its leadership in experimental theology, is funding Lord Asriel's research into the heretical possibility of the existence of worlds unlike Lyra's own, where everyone is born with a familiar animal companion, magic of a kind works, the Tartars are threatening to overrun Muscovy, and the Pope is a puritanical Protestant. Set in an England familiar and strange, Philip Pullman's lively, taut story is a must-read ... (more)
Manufacturer: Scholastic Point
Release date: 23 October 1998
ISBN-10 : 0590660543 | ISBN-13: 9780590660549
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