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The Book of Dust - Philip Pullman
The Book of Dust
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The Book of Dust is an upcoming novel by Philip Pullman. It will be a companion novel to the His Dark Materials trilogy, and will feature Lyra Belacqua as a main character. The story will take place two years after the events of Lyra's Oxford and will tie into that book. Pullman has said that... show more
The Book of Dust is an upcoming novel by Philip Pullman. It will be a companion novel to the His Dark Materials trilogy, and will feature Lyra Belacqua as a main character. The story will take place two years after the events of Lyra's Oxford and will tie into that book. Pullman has said that Lyra will be about sixteen. The book will also be about Dust, and will address the lack of positive portrayals of religion in the His Dark Materials books, although it will not be a continuation of the trilogy.  
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385604413 (0385604416)
Publisher: Doubleday
Edition language: English
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Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
4.0 The Book of Dust ★★★★☆
Absolutely worth putting all my other books on "pause" for. This was as much fun as The Golden Compass, and without all the complicated nature-of-the-universe plot machinations of the other books in that trilogy. There is plenty of action and peril to propel the story along, and the two new main cha...
drallapaul
drallapaul rated it
5.0 Highly recommended prequel
This first prequel to the Dark Materials trilogy is a joy to read. It sets up a lot of what transpires in the successful trilogy regarding Lyra, a newborn baby in this book. Introducing Malcolm and Alice as well as many other important characters, the book tells us about various agencies trying to t...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it
4.5 Pullman Sprinkles Some More Magic Dust!
When it’s been more than 20 years since the publication of an awesomely successful trilogy, there must be a temptation to just leave it alone. Notwithstanding the frenzied publicity, there’s an attendant apprehension for the (now older) fans that a savoured memory might be about to be irreparably ta...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
4.5 La Belle Sauvage, Book of Dust #1 by Philip Pullman
I waited too long. Faaaar tooo long. On top of the incredible length of time since the original trilogy carried me away when I was kid, this is a magnificent return to the world of 'The Golden Compass'. I wasn't sure how a prequel so many years later would even work, but there was so much going on i...
Books 'n Stuff
Books 'n Stuff rated it
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 ...
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