The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials

Category: Book
By (author): Pullman, Philip
Series: His Dark Materials
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Science Fiction / General
Audience: young adult
Awards: ALA Best Books for Young Adults (1998) Winner
Maine Student Book Master List (1998) Winner
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Published: September 2003
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.94in x 4.19in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted underworld-Cittàgazze, where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: 12-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another's, has also stumbled into this strange new realm.

On a perilous journey from world to world, Lyra and Will discover an object of devastating power. And with every step, they move closer to an even greater threat-and the shattering truth of their own destiny.

An Entertainment Weekly All-Time Greatest Novel
Newsweek Top 100 Book of All Time
A #1 New York Times Bestseller


"Pullman's imagination soars . . . A literary rollercoaster ride you won't want to miss."-The Boston Globe
 
"Just as quick-moving and unputdownable as The Golden Compass. . . . The mysteries deepen and the wonders grow even more extravagant." -The Washington Post Book World
 
"The story gallops with ferocious momentum [and] Pullman is devilishly inventive." -The New York Times Book Review
 
"The Subtle Knife is as absorbing and irresistible as The Golden Compass-and even more so, as powerful new forces are set in motion. A brilliantly conceived work." -Lloyd Alexander, author of the Prydain Chronicles, Newbery Medalist for The High King
 
"The intricacy of the plot is staggering. . . .There is no doubt that the work is stunningly ambitious, original, and fascinating."-The Horn Book Magazine, Starred
 
"Presented in a rush of sensuous detail that moves and entrances . . . [this is] vintage Pullman: gorgeous imagery, pulse-pounding action, and the baiting of readers' affections." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred
Review Quote*"More than fulfilling the promise of The Golden Compass, this second volume starts off at a heart-thumping pace and never slows down....The grandly exuberant storytelling is sure to enthrall."-Publishers Weekly, Starred

"The intricacy of the plot is staggering. . . .There is no doubt that the work is stunningly ambitious, original, and fascinating."-The Horn Book Magazine, Starred

"The character development as well as the relentless pace . . . make this a resoundingly successful sequel . . . it will leave readers desperate for the next installment."-Booklist, Starred

"A literary rollercoaster ride you won't want to miss."-The Boston Globe
Biographical NotePhilip Pullman has won many distinguished prizes, including the Carnegie Medal for The Golden Compass (and the reader-voted "Carnegie of Carnegies" for the best children's book of the past seventy years); the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year Award for The Amber Spyglass; a Booker Prize long-list nomination (The Amber Spyglass); Parents' Choice Gold Awards (The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass); and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, in honor of his body of work. In 2004, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Philip Pullman is the author of many books for young readers, including two volumes related to the His Dark Materials trilogy: Lyra's Oxford and Once Upon a Time in the North. He lives in Oxford, England. To learn more, please visit www.philip-pullman.com and www.hisdarkmaterials.com.