In this stunning sequel to "The Golden Compass, " the intrepid Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld--Cittagazze, where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: twelve-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 uncover a deadly secret: an object of extraordinary and devastating power. And with every step, they move closer to an even greater threat--and the shattering truth of their own destiny.
This Yearling paperback edition contains 17 pages of bonus material: the secret letters and notes of Dr. Stanislaus Grumman. It also features chapter-opening artwork by Philip Pullman.
An "Entertainment Weekly" All-Time Greatest Novel
A "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