Return to the world of His Dark Materials—soon to be an HBO original series starring Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, and Lin-Manuel Miranda—in the second one volume of Philip Pullman’s new bestselling masterwork The Book of Dust.
The windows between the many worlds have been sealed and the momentous adventures of Lyra Silvertongue’s youth are long at the back of her—or so she thought. Lyra is now a twenty-year-old undergraduate at St. Sophia’s College and intrigue is swirling around her another time. Her daemon Pantalaimon is witness to a brutal murder, and the dying man entrusts them with secrets that carry echoes from their past.
The more Lyra is drawn into these mysteries, the less she is sure of. Even the events of her own past come into question when she learns of Malcolm Polstead’s role in bringing her to Jordan College.
Now Lyra and Malcolm will commute far beyond the confines of Oxford, across Europe and into the Levant, on the lookout for a city haunted by daemons, and a desert said to hold the truth of Dust. The dangers they face will challenge the whole lot they thought they knew about the world, and about themselves.
Praise for The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage:
“It’s a stunning achievement, this universe Pullman has created and continues to build on.” –The New York Times
“Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen year wait: The Book of Dust is one in every of them.” –The Washington Post
“Reading this novel is like standing in a room by which all the windows have blown open at once.” –Slate