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The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1) - Philip Pullman
The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1)
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!"Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen year wait: The Book of Dust is one of them." —The Washington PostPhilip Pullman returns to the parallel world of his groundbreaking novel The Golden Compass to expand on the story of Lyra, "one of fantasy's most... show more
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!"Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen year wait: The Book of Dust is one of them." —The Washington PostPhilip Pullman returns to the parallel world of his groundbreaking novel The Golden Compass to expand on the story of Lyra, "one of fantasy's most indelible characters." (The New York Times Magazine)Malcolm Polstead is the kind of boy who notices everything but is not much noticed himself. And so perhaps it was inevitable that he would become a spy....Malcolm's parents run an inn called the Trout, on the banks of the river Thames, and all of Oxford passes through its doors. Malcolm and his daemon, Asta, routinely overhear news and gossip, and the occasional scandal, but during a winter of unceasing rain, Malcolm catches wind of something new: intrigue. He finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust—and the spy it was intended for finds him. When she asks Malcolm to keep his eyes open, he sees suspicious characters everywhere: the explorer Lord Asriel, clearly on the run; enforcement agents from the Magisterium; a gyptian named Coram with warnings just for Malcolm; and a beautiful woman with an evil monkey for a daemon. All are asking about the same thing: a girl—just a baby—named Lyra.Lyra is the kind of person who draws people in like magnets. And Malcolm will brave any danger, and make shocking sacrifices, to bring her safely through the storm."The book is full of wonder. . . . Truly thrilling." —The New York Times"People will love the first volume of Philip Pullman's new trilogy with the same helpless vehemence that stole over them when The Golden Compass came out." —Slate
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Format: Kindle Edition
ISBN: 9780553510737
ASIN: B01N390U59
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
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3.5 La Belle Sauvage Vol. 1 of The Book of Dust (Philip Pullman)
Synopsis: Malcolm is a schoolboy who accidentally intercepts a message intended for a spy. When that spy finds him he is drawn into a covert world of intrigue. Malcolm is also a devoted fan and protector of Lyra, a baby being raised by some nuns at a nearby convent.Review: The Book of Dust is a new ...
Obsidian Blue
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5.0 SQUEE!!
Trying not to be a fangirl, but wow. This was so good. Not going to lie, I missed Lyra and Will. We do get baby Lyra though, so at least she's in the story. Just not talking and being her Silvertongue self yet. Seeing younger versions of Lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter though was interesting. Since I k...
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