In this stunning sequel to The Golden Compass, the intrepid Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld—Cittagazze, where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: twelve-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another's, has also stumbled into this strange new realm.
On a perilous journey from world to world, Lyra and Will uncover a deadly secret: an object of extraordinary and devastating power. And with every step, they move closer to an even greater threat--and the shattering truth of their own destiny.
This Yearling paperback edition contains 17 pages of bonus material: the secret letters and notes of Dr. Stanislaus Grumman. It also features chapter-opening artwork by Philip Pullman.
An Entertainment Weekly All-Time Greatest Novel A Newsweek Top 100 Book of All Time A #1 New York Times Bestseller
“Pullman’s imagination soars . . . A literary rollercoaster ride you won’t want to miss.”—The Boston Globe “Just as quick-moving and unputdownable as The Golden Compass. . . . The mysteries deepen and the wonders grow even more extravagant.” —The Washington Post Book World “The story gallops with ferocious momentum [and] Pullman is devilishly inventive.” —The New York Times Book Review
“The Subtle Knife is as absorbing and irresistible as The Golden Compass—and even more so, as powerful new forces are set in motion. A brilliantly conceived work.” —Lloyd Alexander, author of the Prydain Chronicles, Newbery Medalist for The High King
“The intricacy of the plot is staggering. . . .There is no doubt that the work is stunningly ambitious, original, and fascinating.”—The Horn BookMagazine, Starred
“Presented in a rush of sensuous detail that moves and entrances . . . [this is] vintage Pullman: gorgeous imagery, pulse-pounding action, and the baiting of readers’ affections.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred