The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two

by Philip Pullman


It is twenty years since the events of La Belle Sauvage The Book of Dust Volume One unfolded and saw the baby Lyra Belacqua begin her life changing journey It is almost ten years since readers left Lyra and the love of her young life Will Parry on a park bench in Oxford s Botanic Gardens at the end of the ground breaking bestselling His Dark Materials sequence Now in The Secret Commonwealth we meet Lyra Silvertongue And she is no longer a child The second volume of Philip Pullman s The Book of Dust sees Lyra now twenty years old and her daemon Pantalaimon forced to navigate their relationship in a way they could never have imagined and drawn into the complex and dangerous factions of a world that they had no idea existed Pulled along on his own journey too is Malcolm once a boy with a boat and a mission to save a baby from the flood now a man with a strong sense of duty and a desire to do what is right Theirs is a world at once familiar and extraordinary and they must travel far beyond the edges of Oxford across Europe and into Asia in search for what is lost a city haunted by daemons a secret at the heart of a desert and the mystery of the elusive Dust The Secret Commonwealth is truly a book for our times a powerful adventure and a thought provoking look at what it is to understand yourself to grow up and make sense of the world around you This is storytelling at its very best from one of our greatest writers The first book in The Book of Dust trilogy La Belle Sauvage is coming to the stage in the summer of this year Performed at The Bridge Theatre from July it will be a theatrical spectacle not to be missed Reviews for La Belle Sauvage The Book of Dust Volume One Fans of His Dark Materials will find themselves joyfully immersed in a familiar world meanwhile awaiting first time readers is all the pleasure of commencing their own journey into this most captivating of universes at the very beginning of Lyra s story Independent No one else writes like Pullman entirely worth the year wait Metro A rich imaginative vividly characterised rite of passage tale Sunday Times High octane adventure accompanies ingenious plotting The Times

ISBN: 9780241373347 SKU: 2030301006781
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