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The Subtle Knife


The world of Cittagazze is an unsettling place: silent, empty streets, the threat of horrible death from the soul-eating Spectres from which only ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

A race towards destiny

by Ellyb on Mar 23, 2010

In this second book of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy, Lyra leaves the captivatingly created world in which the entire first book took place. Despite my reluctance for the narrative to leave Lyra's world, I was ultimately caught up even more tightly in the new worlds into which she ventures. Pullman ... More



by greenbrocket on Jul 5, 2007

Don't be put off by the "young adult" label. This is subtle, erudite fantasy. You must read The Golden Compass (Northern Lights) and The Amber Spyglass, the first and last books in the trilogy. More

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Lyra over Harry Potter?

Lyra Belacqua is the protagonist of Philip Roth's "His Dark Materials" trilogy. The Subtle Knife is the first book in the series, and oh what a series it is. It's completely imaginitive and daring and engaging. It's been years since I first met Lyra and joined her frightening (and controversial) ... More

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