The Subtle Knife
The Subtle Knife
Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440418337, 352pp.
Publication Date: May 22, 2001
The spellbinding sequel to The Golden Compass, the modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an -All-Time Greatest Novel- and Newsweek hailed as a -Top 100 Book of All Time, - continues the epic adventure, catapulting readers between worlds, and toward a devastating discovery.
Lost in a new world, Lyra finds Will--a boy on the run, a murderer--a worthy and welcome ally. For this is a world where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and witches share the skies with troops of angels.
Each is searching--Lyra for the meaning of Dark Matter, Will for his missing father--but what they find instead is a deadly secret, a knife of untold power. And neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives, their loves, their destinies are bound together...until they are split apart.
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
Published in 40 Countries
-Just as quick-moving and unputdownable as The Golden Compass. . . . The mysteries deepen and the wonders grow even more extravagant.- --The Washington Post
-Pullman's imagination soars . . . A literary rollercoaster ride you won't want to miss.---The Boston Globe
-The story gallops with ferocious momentum . . . Devilishly inventive.- --The New York Times Book Review
"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)