The Subtle Knife - His Dark Materials 2 - Philip Pullman
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The second volume in Philip Pullman's incredible His Dark Materials trilogy...
Will has just killed a man. Frightened and with nowhere safe to turn, he runs.
His escape will take him far beyond his own world, to the eerie disquiet of the deserted city of Cittàgaze, and to a girl, Lyra Belacqua, who comes from a world that runs in parallel to his own.
As they learn to trust each other, Will and Lyra’s fates become intertwined and their safety dependent upon each other’s skill and bravery. For somewhere in the city is the most powerful weapon in all creation, a knife to cut through worlds. A knife that responds only to the hand intended to wield it.
‘Without stories, we wouldn’t be human beings at all.’ - Philip Pullman
‘As always, Pullman is a master at combining impeccable characterizations and seamless plotting, maintaining a crackling pace to create scene upon scene of almost unbearable tension. This glittering gem will leave readers of all ages eagerly awaiting the next instalment of Lyra’s adventures.’— Publishers Weekly
Our favourite quote: 'She shook her head and whispered, "No. No! That can't be true. Impossible!"
"You think things have to be possible? Things have to be true!"'
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