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His Dark Materials Trilogy

48 Ratings: 4.1
A trilogy of metaphysical fantasy novels written by Philip Pullman.

His Dark Materials is a trilogy of fantasy novels by Philip Pullman comprising Northern Lights (1995, published as The Golden Compass in North America), The Subtle Knife (1997) and The Amber Spyglass (2000). It follows the coming-of-age of two children, … see full wiki

Tags: Books, Adventure, Fantasy, Phillip Pullman
Author: Philip Pullman
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction, Religious Allegory, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Del Rey, Knopf
6 reviews about His Dark Materials Trilogy
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
A wonderfully imaginative series that critiques the modern organized church.
Quick Tip by . June 12, 2010
I was impressed with this trilogy. Not only the science fiction elements, but the fantasy elements as well. Imagine your soul is reflected in an animal that stays with you, your "daemon." I keep picturing Daniel Craig when I read these books. There's romance, adventure and a precocious little girl who grows up fast! Will the fight against Heaven be won? Interesting tale.
Quick Tip by . May 21, 2010
THE best in thoughtful young adult fiction.
Quick Tip by . January 21, 2010
The adventures of Lyra and Will as they explore other universes in their quest to stop the war of Heaven and Lord Asrael!
review by . September 15, 2003
There are many books in the world which are profoundly disrespectful of other people's dearly held points of view, but that doesn't make them any less valuable or worthwhile - even parts of the Bible come into this category. The complaint here seems to be the conscious direction of this "subversive" material at impressionable teenaged minds.Well, a liberal education will tell you that Christian teaching might be seen in certain quarters as similarly subversive (for example, to people who aren't …
review by . March 26, 2002
... About a month ago, desperate for something I could loose myself in, I picked up "The Golden Compass." It was in the "young - mature" or some-such section of the bookstore, and I was put off until I read the frontpiece. It seems to me any book that begins with a (truly frightening) quote from "Paradise Lost" deserves a much broader placement than "young - mature." I raced through the trilogy, glad the only wait I had to experience between volumes was the time it took to catch my breath."His Dark …
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