Synopses & Reviews
Lyra's Oxford opens in the thrilling comfort and familiarity of Jordan
College, where Lyra and Pantalaimon sit on the sun-drenched roof looking
out over all of Oxford. But their peace is shattered when a strange bird
a witch's daemon, on its own tumbles out of the sky. It is
Ragi, daemon of Yelena Pazhets, and he seeks a healing elixir from an
infamous Oxford alchemist (and rumored man slaughterer) to cure his witch
of a strange new disease from the South. Lyra and Pan decide to help and
guide him witches are friends, of course but the closer their
winding walk leads them to the alchemist's house, the stronger Lyra's sense
that she's walking into a deadly trap.
Lyra's Oxford is a short story depicting the fate of Lyra Belacqua after her adventures in the His Dark Materials trilogy.
An exciting new tale set in the world of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials saga. This collectible hardcover volume includes a short story by Mr. Pullman, plus a fold-out map of Oxford and various "souvenirs" from the past. The book is illustrated throughout with woodcut illustrations by John Lawrence.
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Philip Pullman is the Whitbread Award-winning author of the bestselling His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spylass, and Lyra's Oxford. His books for young readers also include I Was a Rat!,Count Karlstein, and Spring-Heeled Jack. In 2005, Pullman won the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in honor of the body of his work. To learn more about his books, please visit www.hisdarkmaterials.com. The author lives in Oxford, England.
Hear an excerpt from Lyra's Oxford