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The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials
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The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials

Written by Philip PullmanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Philip Pullman

· Laurel Leaf
· Paperback · September 9, 2003 · $7.99 · 978-0-440-23813-3 (0-440-23813-7)
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Lyra Belaqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar Pantalaimon always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle—a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armored bears. And as she hurtles toward danger in the cold, far North, young Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: She alone is destined to win, or to lose, this more-than-mortal battle.
New York Times Bestseller
Newsweek Top 100 Book of All Time
An Entertainment Weekly All-Time Greatest Novel
Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children’s Fiction

“Very grand indeed.” --The New York Times
“Superb . . . all-stops-out thrilling.” --The Washington Post
“A shattering tale that begins with a promise and delivers an entire universe.” --Kirkus Reviews, Starred
The Golden Compass is one of the best fantasy / adventure stories that I have read. This is a book no one should miss.” --Terry Brooks