A BEGUILING NEW EPISODE FROM THE UNIVERSE OF HIS DARK MATERIALS Lyra's Oxford opens two years after the conclusion of Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass in the comfort and familiarity of Jordan College, where Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon, sit on the sun-drenched roof looking out over all of Oxford. But their peace is shattered when a strange ...Read MoreA BEGUILING NEW EPISODE FROM THE UNIVERSE OF HIS DARK MATERIALS Lyra's Oxford opens two years after the conclusion of Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass in the comfort and familiarity of Jordan College, where Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon, sit on the sun-drenched roof looking out over all of Oxford. But their peace is shattered when a strange bird - a witch's daemon, on it's own - tumbles out of the sky, in search of a healing elixer to cure his witch of a strange new disease. Lyra and Pan decided to help - witches are friends, of course - but the closer their winding walk leads them towards the infamous Oxford alchemist, the stronger Lyra's sense that something is amiss. INCLUDES FOLDOUT MAP AND OTHER MATTER NEVER BEFORE SEEN IN THIS WORLDRead Less
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I loved the trilogy by Pullman and was excited to delve into Lyra?s world once again. However, this is incredibly short (less than a chapter in a novel). If you love the trilogy as I do, it is worth adding to your collection for completeness sake; just don?t be disappointed by how small the book is and how quick of a read it is. The story is very simple and in fact you don?t learn anything really significant about Lyra and her world other than a few small details of her life at school. Still, as I said, for me any little chance to enter her world is worth it.
Mar 13, 2008
Buy with caution
This is not a stand alone book. One would have to have read His Dark Materials trilogy in order to get anything at all out of it. For those addicted to the story, it is a delicious tidbit. Hopefully at least one more in depth book is to follow. There are several unanswered questions at this point.
Oct 8, 2007
Great little followup read
This was a very quick and fun read! It fills you in on what's been going on since Amber Spyglass left off....but it's not a full book or anything. It's just a short story that keeps you wanting more of Lyra & Pan and thier adventures!
Apr 12, 2007
Interesting, but not essential
This book is a great addition to the collection of any HIS DARK MATERIALS fan. However, it is not a great stand-alone book.
If you have read all three volumes of the HIS DARK MATERIALS series, then this is a nice follow-up. However, although the story is entertaining, and it gives us a look into Lyra's mind after the end of THE AMBER SPYGLASS, it still lacks the panache of the other books in the series. The events in the book raise all sorts of questions, most of which go unanswered. Unless there are more books in the series after this one, it doesn't really seem like the story has much of a point. This stand-alone volume doesn't really contribute much to the overall story of the series.
Sure, it's nice to know what Lyra's been up to, but there's no resolution, which is a little frustrating. The book's content and length make it feel a little like an appetizer. You can't make a meal out of one hors d'oeuvre, though. It's worth a read, but I wouldn't pay full price for this one. The artwork is wonderful.
I reccommend this book to anyone who enjoyed the other books in the series. Just be aware that it is much shorter than the other books, and it may leave you unsatisfied. If you are a little bit of an obessive completist, like me, you will want to grab a copy of this.
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