The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass are available together in one volume perfect for any fan or newcomer to this modern fantasy classic series that has graced the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Book Sense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.
These thrilling adventures tell the story of Lyra and Will—two ordinary children on a perilous journey through shimmering haunted otherworlds. They will meet witches and armored bears, fallen angels and soul-eating specters. And in the end, the fate of both the living—and the dead—will rely on them.
Phillip Pullman’s spellbinding His Dark Materials trilogy has captivated readers for over twenty years and won acclaim at every turn. It will have you questioning everything you know about your world and wondering what really lies just out of reach.
Honors and Praise for His Dark Materials:
An Entertainment Weekly All-Time Greatest Novel
A Newsweek Top 100 Book of All Time
"Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years." —The Washington Post
"Very grand indeed." —The New York Times
“Pullman is quite possibly a genius.” —Newsweek
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Pullman, a well-versed reader of children's books as well as a writer of them, insists on a paradox common in children's fiction...Lyra and Will in His Dark Materials - must experience doubts and make choices.Read Full Review of His Dark Materials Trilogy (T... | See more reviews from Guardian
The His Dark Materials trilogy does what all great stories should do; entertain and inform without letting one interfere with the other. This is not an easy read, nor is it as light hearted as the movie version has proven to be so far, yet they are probably the most rewarding and intelligent books of their kind that I've ever read.Read Full Review of His Dark Materials Trilogy (T... | See more reviews from Blog Critics
Re-reading the tale, particularly with my mind on the brewing storm, was fascinating and enlightening. It re-established the books in my opinion as true classic literature, not just children's literature, but literature, and heightened my awareness of the hysteria that has enslaved this nation when it comes to religion.Read Full Review of His Dark Materials Trilogy (T... | See more reviews from Blog Critics
Pullman's books are overflowing with an awe of the beauty and wonder of the universe, as well as an acknowledgement that there is much about the universe that surpasses human ability to comprehend.Read Full Review of His Dark Materials Trilogy (T... | See more reviews from Blog Critics
...I discovered they actually had them, so I got them out. read them in fairly short order, and have decided these are actually three of the best fiction books I’ve ever read by anyone...Read Full Review of His Dark Materials Trilogy (T... | See more reviews from Blog Critics
The His Dark Materials trilogy is for you if you love fantasy or if you just dig reading books that will make you think. These books are beautifully written and take you on an adventure so epic, it makes Harry Potter seem as interesting as grandma's tea-cozy collection.Read Full Review of His Dark Materials Trilogy (T...
Though richly conceived and powerfully written, Pullman's trilogy presents a disturbing — not to say dangerous — vision. Parents, do you know what your children are reading?Read Full Review of His Dark Materials Trilogy (T...
Regardless of which side one may fall on this series, it still remains one of the most developed and interesting children's epic fantasy trilogies that goes beyond just telling a good story and leaves the reader thinking on many matters...His Dark Materials...is even better than the Harry Potter series for the subject matter is far more complex...Read Full Review of His Dark Materials Trilogy (T...
As an adult you cannot help but become aware of the fact that this is an adults vision of childhood, innocent and curious, which ultimately makes it seem over enthusiastic and verging on irritating.Read Full Review of His Dark Materials Trilogy (T...
...although each of the three books has its own plot, you can’t really read one without reading the other two. Not if you want to fully appreciate the depth and majesty of the series...My only disappointment was the writing style, which I found rather bland.Read Full Review of His Dark Materials Trilogy (T...
His Dark Materials meets and surpasses my notions of good fantasy/sci-fi/imaginative fiction: the books engage multiple complex ideas in a new and often unsettling way...The characters grow up and make good, selfless choices, decisions they make independent of absolute moral authority. I very highly recommend these books.Read Full Review of His Dark Materials Trilogy (T...
...what I have offered here is the skimpiest of summaries. Instead, you should turn to this trilogy yourself to see how Pullman has created an awesome universe of incredible complexity and, by the way, linked cognitive science with cosmology.Read Full Review of His Dark Materials Trilogy (T...
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