The Subtle Knife
By Philip Pullman
(Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440418337, 352pp.)
Publication Date: May 22, 2001
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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.
"More than fulfilling the promise of The Golden Compass, this second volume starts off at a heart-thumping pace and never slows down....The grandly exuberant storytelling is sure to enthrall."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"The intricacy of the plot is staggering...There is no doubt that the work is stunningly ambitious, original, and fascinating."--The Horn Book (starred review)
"The character development as well as the relentless pace...make this a resoundingly successful sequel...it will leave readers desperate for the next installment."--Booklist (starred review)