The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials Series #1)
Grades 7 - 12. The action follows 11-year-old protagonist Lyra Belacqua, accompanied by her daemon, from her home at Oxford University to the frozen wastes of the North, on a quest to save kidnapped children from the evil 'Gobblers,' who are using them as part of a sinister experiment. Lyra also... show more
Grades 7 - 12. The action follows 11-year-old protagonist Lyra Belacqua, accompanied by her daemon, from her home at Oxford University to the frozen wastes of the North, on a quest to save kidnapped children from the evil 'Gobblers,' who are using them as part of a sinister experiment. Lyra also must rescue her father from the Panserbjorne, a race of talking, armored, mercenary polar bears holding him captive. Joining Lyra are a vagabond troop of gyptians (gypsies), witches, an outcast bear, and a Texan in a hot air balloon.
Publish date: 28-04-1996
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Edition language: English
This is a re-read. I forgot how much I love this book until I re-read it. It's brilliant. A true epic fantasy. If you were put off by the film; and let's face it, it was shit, I highly recommend you check out the book anyway. The characters are so full of life, the world building is amazing and even...
What can I say about this book that hasn't already been said, then re-said(?) in other words and later on in other languages? Hmm? I guess the only sensible thing would be to is rave madly to strangers grabbed off the sidewalk till their ears bleed! But sadly even that has been accomplished to perfe...
This book just makes me all kinds of happy. I'm not sure why it's taken me so long to read these, really... Granted, I do go to a Christian university and it is such a great time to see people's reactions when I say that I'm reading these. Honestly. My advice to those people would be to read them fo...
A truely good book and better than the movie!
This is the first book of my favorite set of books in this entire world. I don't think there is any book that can top the feelings I have towards this book. Even though it is a children's book I think deep down it was meant for an older reader. The book is filled with philosophical (mostly platonic)...