The Subtle Knife
The Subtle Knife
Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440418337, 352pp.
Publication Date: May 22, 2001
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.
Philip Pullman is the author of many books for young readers, including two volumes related to the His Dark Materials trilogy: "Lyra's Oxford" and "Once Upon a Time in the North." Visit www.philip-pullman.com and www.hisdarkmaterials.com.
"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)