The Subtle Knife

By Philip Pullman
(Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440418337, 352pp.)

Publication Date: May 22, 2001

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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 Book""Magazine," 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.

About the Author
Philip Pullman is the acclaimed author of the internationally renowned His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, winner of the Carnegie Medal (England); The Subtle Knife, winner of a Parents Choice Gold Book Award; The Amber Spyglass, the first children s book to win the overall Whitbread Award (England); and Lyra s Oxford. His other books for children and young adults include The Scarecrow and His Servant, Spring-Heeled Jack, Count Karlstein, and a trilogy of Victorian thrillers featuring Sally Lockhart: The Ruby in the Smoke, The Shadow in the North, and The Tiger in the Well. A graduate of Oxford University with a degree in English, Philip Pullman lives in Oxford, England.
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