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Once Upon a Time in the North - Philip Pullman, John Lawrence
Once Upon a Time in the North
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In this new prequel episode from Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials universe, Lee Scoresby--Texan aeronaut and future friend to Lyra Belacqua--is just 24 years old, and he's recently won his hot-air balloon in a poker game. He finds himself floating North to the windswept Arctic island of Novy... show more
In this new prequel episode from Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials universe, Lee Scoresby--Texan aeronaut and future friend to Lyra Belacqua--is just 24 years old, and he's recently won his hot-air balloon in a poker game. He finds himself floating North to the windswept Arctic island of Novy Odense, where he and his hare daemon Hester are quickly tangled in a deadly plot involving oil magnate Larsen Manganese, corrupt mayoral candidate Ivan Poliakov, and Lee's longtime nemesis from the Dakota Country: Pierre McConville, a hired killer with at least twenty murders to his name.It's only after Lee forms an alliance with one of the island's reviled armored bears that he can fight to break up the conspiracy in a gun-twirling classic western shoot out--and battle of wits. This exquisite clothbound volume features the illustrations of John Lawrence, a removable board game—Peril of the Pole—on the inside back cover, and a glimpse for Pullman fans into the first friendship of two of the most beloved characters in the His Dark Materials trilogy: Lee Scoresby and armored bear Iorek Byrnison.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780375845109 (0375845100)
ASIN: 375845100
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Pages no: 104
Edition language: English
Series: His Dark Materials
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Nithou's Readings
Nithou's Readings rated it
5.0 Once Upon a Time in the North
Peut être un peu subjectif, mais une joie de retrouver quelques personnages des Royaumes du Nord pour une courte nouvelle, cet univers me manquait tellement
Unheeded Whispers
Unheeded Whispers rated it
5.0 Once Upon A Time In The North (His Dark Materials 0.5) by Philip Pullman
What a cute little story! I'm so glad I read/listened to this. I was afraid I wouldn't get into it since I read the His Dark Materials trilogy so long ago, but I loved it. It doesn't matter if you remember Lee Scoresby and Iorek Byrnison, you will love them after reading this novella. I definitely r...
MatthewHunter
MatthewHunter rated it
As with [b:Lyra's Oxford|531197|Lyra's Oxford|Philip Pullman|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1348806311s/531197.jpg|3524192], Once Upon a Time in the North offers an opportunity to reenter Pullman's His Dark Materials universe. This time, we get the skinny on how Lee Scoresby and Iorek By...
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it
I still prefer the main His Dark Material series compared to these pre-quel, sequel thingy.
Paperback Castles
Paperback Castles rated it
3.0
"Once Upon a Time in the North" is really interesting as it a fast-paced tale of an incredible adventure and an unlikely friendships between a stubborn young man, his sarcastic daemon and a loyal Svalbard bear. I adored another glimpse of my beloved Iorek Byrnison (or, as Lee Scoresby would say: Yor...
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