Synopses & Reviews
The world of Philip Pullman’s internationally bestselling His Dark
Materials saga is brought to visual life in book 1 of a three-volume
graphic adaptation of The Golden Compass.
Belacqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jordan College,
with her dæmon familiar always by her side. But the arrival of her
fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible
struggle — a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, and a
mysterious substance known as Dust. As she hurtles toward danger in the
cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is
destined to win — or to lose — this more-than-mortal battle.
stunning full-color art offers both new and returning readers a chance
to experience the story of Lyra, an ordinary girl with an extraordinary
role to play in the fates of multiple worlds, in an entirely new way.
“Whether this is a reader’s first experience with
the tale or they are already familiar with the story, they should be
delighted by this rendition.” School Library Journal
“The story’s signature fantasies — the daemons; the armored mercenary
polar bears; and the alethiometer — are realized with compelling force
(and, in the case of the daemons, humor). [This] retelling will bring
Pullman’s work new fans and give previous readers new pleasure.” Publishers Weekly, Starred review
“Superb . . . all-stops-out thrilling.” The Washington Post
About the Author
“Stories are the most important thing in the world. Without stories, we wouldn’t be human beings at all.”—Philip Pullman
Philip Pullman is the acclaimed author of the His Dark Materials trilogy: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. His other books for children and young adults include Count Karlstein and a trilogy of Victorian thrillers featuring Sally Lockhart. The Golden Compass, the first of Pullman’s His Dark Materials triology, won the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Fiction Prize.