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The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1)

By Philip Pullman
  • ISBN Code: : 0553510738
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Philip Pullman returns to the parallel world of His Dark Materials--now an HBO original series starring Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, and Lin-Manuel Miranda--to expand on the story of Lyra, “one of fantasy’s most indelible heroines” (The New York Times Magazine). Don’t miss Volume II of The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth! Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta, are used to overhearing news and the occasional scandal at the inn run by his family. But during a winter of unceasing rain, Malcolm finds a mysterious object—and finds himself in grave danger. Inside the object is a cryptic message about something called Dust; and it’s not long before Malcolm is approached by the spy for whom this message was actually intended. When she asks Malcolm to keep his eyes open, he begins to notice suspicious characters everywhere: the explorer Lord Asriel, clearly on the run; enforcement agents from the Magisterium; a gyptian named Coram with warnings just for Malcolm; and a beautiful woman with an evil monkey for a daemon. All are asking about the same thing: a girl—just a baby—named Lyra. Lyra is at the center of a storm, and Malcolm will brave any peril, and make shocking sacrifices, to bring her safely through it. “Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen-year wait: The Book of Dust is one of them.” —The Washington Post “The book is full of wonder. . . . Truly thrilling.” —The New York Times “People will love the first volume of Philip Pullman’s new trilogy with the same helpless vehemence that stole over them when The Golden Compass came out.” —Slate

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  • Pdf File: his-dark-materials.pdf

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HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, ANDREW SCOTT, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA! The unforgettable His Dark Materials trilogy that began with The Golden Compass and continued with The Subtle Knife, reaches its astonishing conclusion in The Amber Spyglass. These modern fantasy classics have been hailed by Entertainment Weekly as an "All-Time Greatest Novel" and Newsweek as a "Top 100 Book of All Time" Throughout the worlds, the forces of both heaven and hell are mustering to take part in Lord Asriel's audacious rebellion. Each player in this epic drama has a role to play—and a sacrifice to make. Witches, angels, spies, assassins, tempters, and pretenders, no one will remain unscathed. Lyra and Will have the most dangerous task of all. They must journey to a gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone and from which there is no escape. As war rages and Dust drains from the sky, the fate of the living—and the dead—comes to depend on Lyra and Will. On the choices they make in love, and for love, forevermore. A #1 New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Whitbread Award Winner of the British Book Award (Children's) Published in 40 Countries "Masterful.... This title confirms Pullman's inclusion in the company of C.S. Lewis and Tolkien." —Smithsonian Magazine "Pullman has created the last great fantasy masterpiece of the twentieth century. An astounding achievement." —The Cincinnati Enquirer "War, politics, magic, science, individual lives and cosmic destinies are all here . . . shaped and assembled into a narrative of tremendous pace by a man with a generous, precise intelligence. I am completely enchanted." —The New York Times Book Review "Breathtaking adventure . . . a terrific story, eloquently told." —The Boston Globe Don't miss Philip Pullman's epic new trilogy set in the world of His Dark Materials! ** THE BOOK OF DUST ** La Belle Sauvage The Secret Commonwealth

His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (Book 1)

By Philip Pullman
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  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0440418607
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 331
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HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA! The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an “All-Time Greatest Novel” and Newsweek hailed as a “Top 100 Book of All Time.” Philip Pullman takes readers to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach. Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal—including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world. Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want. But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other... A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which continues with The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. A #1 New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction Published in 40 Countries "Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years." —The Washington Post "Very grand indeed." —The New York Times "Pullman is quite possibly a genius." —Newsweek Don't miss Philip Pullman's epic new trilogy set in the world of His Dark Materials! ** THE BOOK OF DUST ** La Belle Sauvage The Secret Commonwealth

His Dark Materials Omnibus

By Philip Pullman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0307808203
  • Total of Pages : 944
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 176
  • Pdf File: his-dark-materials-omnibus.pdf

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HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA! The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass are available together in one volume perfect for any fan or newcomer to this modern fantasy classic series that has graced the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Book Sense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. These thrilling adventures tell the story of Lyra and Will—two ordinary children on a perilous journey through shimmering haunted otherworlds. They will meet witches and armored bears, fallen angels and soul-eating specters. And in the end, the fate of both the living—and the dead—will rely on them. Phillip Pullman’s spellbinding His Dark Materials trilogy has captivated readers for over twenty years and won acclaim at every turn. It will have you questioning everything you know about your world and wondering what really lies just out of reach. Honors and Praise for His Dark Materials: An Entertainment Weekly All-Time Greatest Novel A Newsweek Top 100 Book of All Time "Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years." —The Washington Post "Very grand indeed." —The New York Times “Pullman is quite possibly a genius.” —Newsweek Don't miss Philip Pullman's epic new trilogy set in the world of His Dark Materials! ** THE BOOK OF DUST ** La Belle Sauvage The Secret Commonwealth

His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife (Book 2)

By Philip Pullman
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  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0440418615
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 641
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HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, ANDREW SCOTT, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA! The spellbinding sequel to The Golden Compass, the modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an "All-Time Greatest Novel" and Newsweek hailed as a "Top 100 Book of All Time," continues the epic adventure, catapulting readers between worlds, and toward a devastating discovery. Lost in a new world, Lyra finds Will—a boy on the run, a murderer—a worthy and welcome ally. For this is a world where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and witches share the skies with troops of angels. Each is searching—Lyra for the meaning of Dark Matter, Will for his missing father—but what they find instead is a deadly secret, a knife of untold power. And neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives, their loves, their destinies are bound together...until they are split apart. A #1 New York Times Bestseller Published in 40 Countries “Just as quick-moving and unputdownable as The Golden Compass. . . . The mysteries deepen and the wonders grow even more extravagant.” —The Washington Post “Pullman’s imagination soars . . . A literary rollercoaster ride you won’t want to miss.”—The Boston Globe “The story gallops with ferocious momentum . . . Devilishly inventive.” —The New York Times Book Review Don't miss Philip Pullman's epic new trilogy set in the world of His Dark Materials! ** THE BOOK OF DUST ** La Belle Sauvage The Secret Commonwealth

His Dark Materials: Serpentine

By Philip Pullman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0593377699
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 370
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A bewitching tale with a fascinating new glimpse of young Lyra and her dæmon, Pantalaimon. This companion to the New York Times bestselling His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust series follows Pullman's beloved characters on a brand new adventure. After the world-altering events of The Amber Spyglass, Lyra and Pan find themselves irrevocably changed. In this new companion story, set after the stunning conclusion to the original His Dark Materials trilogy, Lyra and Pan will journey to the far North once more, hoping to ask the Consul of Witches a most urgent question. This brand-new story, a beguiling must-read for Pullman fans old and new, is a perfect companion to His Dark Materials and a fascinating bridge to The Book of Dust. Watch the HBO adaptation of His Dark Materials, an original series starring Lin Manuel Miranda, Dafne Keen, Andrew Scott and Ruth Wilson!

The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Volume 1

By Philip Pullman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0553523872
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 612
  • Pdf File: the-golden-compass-graphic-novel-volume-1.pdf

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HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA! The world of Philip Pullman’s internationally bestselling His Dark Materials saga is brought to visual life in book 1 of a three-volume graphic adaptation of The Golden Compass. Lyra Belacqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jordan College, with her dæmon familiar 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, and a mysterious substance known as Dust. As she hurtles toward danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win—or to lose—this more-than-mortal battle. The stunning full-color art offers both new and returning readers a chance to experience the story of Lyra, an ordinary girl with an extraordinary role to play in the fates of multiple worlds, in an entirely new way. “Superb . . . all-stops-out thrilling.” —The Washington Post Don't miss Philip Pullman's epic new trilogy set in the world of His Dark Materials! ** THE BOOK OF DUST ** La Belle Sauvage The Secret Commonwealth

The Subtle Knife Graphic Novel

By Philip Pullman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0593176952
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 581
  • Pdf File: the-subtle-knife-graphic-novel.pdf

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This graphic novel adaptation of The Subtle Knife is a great entry for readers new to His Dark Materials and an exciting new look at the classic for existing Pullman fans. Philip Pullman's world is brought to visual life in The Subtle Knife Graphic Novel, a companion to the successful The Golden Compass Graphic Novel. The stunning full-color art will offer both new and returning readers a chance to experience the story of Lyra, an ordinary girl with an extraordinary role to play in the fates of multiple worlds, in an entirely new way. In The Subtle Knife, Lyra meets Will--a boy on the run, a murderer--a worthy and welcome ally. For this is a world where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and witches share the skies with troops of angels. Each is searching--Lyra for the meaning of Dark Matter, Will for his missing father--but what they find instead is a deadly secret, a knife of untold power. And neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives, their loves, their destinies are bound together...until they are split apart.

The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Complete Edition

By Philip Pullman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0553535196
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 318
  • Pdf File: the-golden-compass-graphic-novel-complete-edition.pdf

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HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA! The graphic novel adaptation of The Golden Compass, one of the most celebrated books of all time! Published in 50 countries with over 22 million copies sold, The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass are renowned for their engrossing storytelling and epic scope. These modern classics are must-reads for every book lover. Now, in this graphic novel adaptation of The Golden Compass, the world of His Dark Materials is brought to visual life. The stunning full-color art will offer both new and returning readers a chance to experience the story of Lyra, an ordinary girl with an extraordinary role to play in the fates of multiple worlds, in an entirely fresh way. This volume collects the full journey of Lyra to the far north, her rescue of the kidnapped children at Bolvangar, her escape via hot-air balloon, and her crucial role in Lord Asriel’s ambitions to build a bridge to another world. Praise for The Golden Compass Graphic Novel: “The story’s signature fantasies—the dæmons, the armored mercenary polar bears, and the alethiometer—are realized with compelling force. [This] retelling will bring Pullman’s work new fans and give previous readers new pleasure.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “Belongs in all libraries that include Pullman’s works.” —School Library Journal “Pullman’s original magnum opus is heady and dense, and it may prove challenging for some; this adaptation, with its visual accessibility, can help those struggling with the novel’s complexity achieve an understanding without watering down the intricacies.” —Kirkus Reviews Don't miss Philip Pullman's epic new trilogy set in the world of His Dark Materials! ** THE BOOK OF DUST ** La Belle Sauvage The Secret Commonwealth

A comunidade secreta

By Philip Pullman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Suma
  • Book Code : 855451677X
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 155
  • Pdf File: a-comunidade-secreta.pdf

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Retorne ao mundo de Fronteiras do Universo — agora uma superprodução da HBO. Vinte anos se passaram desde os eventos de La Belle Sauvage, a primeira parte da trilogia O Livro das Sombras, quando Lyra Belacqua era apenas um bebê em grave perigo. E faz sete anos desde que os leitores deixaram Lyra e o amor de sua vida, Will Parry, sentados em um banco nos jardins de Oxford, ao fim do extraordinário último volume da trilogia Fronteiras do Universo. Agora, em A comunidade secreta, conhecemos Lyra da Língua Mágica, e ela não é mais uma criança... Nesse segundo volume, Lyra tem vinte anos, lembranças dolorosas, nenhuma certeza e uma relação cada vez mais difícil com seu daemon, Pantalaimon. Mais uma vez, os dois são obrigados a deixar o santuário de Oxford e se aventurar em um mundo cheio de perigos e criaturas estranhas. Acompanhando-os nessa jornada está Malcolm, agora um homem com um forte senso de dever e justiça. A comunidade secreta não poderia ser um livro mais atual; uma aventura incrível com visões críticas sobre o que é compreender a si mesmo, crescer e enxergar o mundo ao redor. Uma história emocionante de um dos maiores escritores dos nossos tempos.

Delphi Dickensiana Volume I (Illustrated)

By Dickensiana Volume I
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1909496324
  • Total of Pages : 3491
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 345
  • Pdf File: delphi-dickensiana-volume-i.pdf

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In tribute to the bicentennial of the birth of Charles Dickens, Delphi Classics is pleased to introduce Dickensiana, a first of its kind e-compilation of period accounts of Dickens’s life and works, rare 19th and early 20th century books and articles about Dickens and Dickensian locales, reminiscences by family, friends and colleagues, tribute poems, parodies, satires and sequels based on his works and much more, spiced with an abundance of vintage images. Delphi looks forward to publishing further volumes and welcomes suggestions for additional texts and images. Features: * 14 Dickensian books - immerse yourself in the world of literature's greatest novelist! * a detailed short prose works section, with rare articles and extracts * a range of Dickensian poems inspired by the writings of the great man * a SPECIAL Dickensiana image section, featuring rare vintage postcards in beautiful colour * a Dickensian's treasure trove of scholarly texts * IMPROVED texts and formatting Contents The Books CHARLES DICKENS AND HIS FRIENDS BY W. TEIGNMOUTH SHORE THE PUZZLE OF DICKENS’S LAST PLOT BY ANDREW LANG IN JAIL WITH CHARLES DICKENS BY ALFRED TRUMBLE MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM BY MAMIE DICKENS DICKENS-LAND BY J.A. NICKLIN PICKWICKIAN MANNERS AND CUSTOMS BY PERCY FITZGERALD CHRISTMAS EVE WITH THE SPIRITS THE PROBLEM OF EDWIN DROOD BY W. ROBERTSON NICOLL MICAWBER REDIVIVUS BY JONATHAN COALFIELD PICKWICKIAN STUDIES BY PERCY FITZGERALD PHIZ AND DICKENS, AS THEY APPEARED TO EDGAR BROWNE A WEEK’S TRAMP IN DICKENS-LAND BY WILLIAM R. HUGHES CHARLES DICKENS AS A READER BY CHARLES KENT THE INNS AND TAVERNS OF “PICKWICK” BY B.W. MATZ The Shorter Prose A LITERARY HIGHWAY EXTRACT FROM “A BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE” A CHILD’S JOURNEY WITH DICKENS CHARLES DICKENS AND ROCHESTER A WALK WITH AN IMMORTAL NEW CHAPTERS FROM ‘THE LIFE OF DICKENS’ NEW FACTS ABOUT THE REAL CHARLES DICKENS MEN AND MEMORIES: PERSONAL REMINISCENCES CHARLES DICKENS AS I KNEW HIM DICKENS IN AMERICA EXTRACT FROM “PEN PHOTOGRAPHS OF CHARLES DICKENS’S READINGS, TAKEN FROM LIFE” PORTRAITS AND MEMOIRS HARD TIMES (REFINISHED) UNDER THE SHADOW OF BLEAK HOUSE THE WOODEN MIDSHIPMAN MISS BETSEY TROTWOOD’S DISAPPEARING DICKENSLAND ROUND ABOUT DOTHEBOY’S HALL THACKERAY AND DICKENS MEMORIES OF CHARLES DICKENS DICKENS’S CHARACTERS AND THEIR PROTOTYPES THE FRIENDSHIP OF CHARLES DICKENS AND WASHINGTON IRVING CHARLES DICKENS’S RELIGION CHARLES DICKENS IN ILLINOIS PICKWICKIAN BATH NICHOLAS NICKLEBY AT HIND HEAD LITERARY GEOGRAPHY: THE COUNTRY OF DICKENS A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE FINAL STAVE OF “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” "PHIZ" A MEMOIR THE CITY OF EDWIN DROOD “BOZ” AND BOULOGNE DICKENS AND GRAVESEND DICKENS IN SWITZERLAND CHARLES DICKENS’ MANUSCRIPTS DICKENS THE SHADOW ON DICKENS’S LIFE EXTRACT FROM “CROWDING MEMORIES” EXTRACT FROM “OLD FRIENDS. BEING LITERARY RECOLLECTIONS OF OTHER DAYS” The Poetry LIST OF POEMS Dickensiana Images DICKENS'S CHILDREN DICKENS POSTCARDS

Re-Enchanted

By Maria Sachiko Cecire
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Book Code : 1452959439
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 737
  • Pdf File: re-enchanted.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From The Hobbit to Harry Potter, how fantasy harnesses the cultural power of magic, medievalism, and childhood to re-enchant the modern world Why are so many people drawn to fantasy set in medieval, British-looking lands? This question has immediate significance for millions around the world: from fans of Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones to those who avoid fantasy because of the racist, sexist, and escapist tendencies they have found there. Drawing on the history and power of children’s fantasy literature, Re-Enchanted argues that magic, medievalism, and childhood hold the paradoxical ability to re-enchant modern life. Focusing on works by authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Susan Cooper, Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, and Nnedi Okorafor, Re-Enchanted uncovers a new genealogy for medievalist fantasy—one that reveals the genre to be as important to the history of English studies and literary modernism as it is to shaping beliefs across geographies and generations. Maria Sachiko Cecire follows children’s fantasy as it transforms over the twentieth and twenty-first centuries—including the rise of diverse counternarratives and fantasy’s move into “high-brow” literary fiction. Grounded in a combination of archival scholarship and literary and cultural analysis, Re-Enchanted argues that medievalist fantasy has become a psychologized landscape for contemporary explorations of what it means to grow up, live well, and belong. The influential “Oxford School” of children’s fantasy connects to key issues throughout this book, from the legacies of empire and racial exclusion in children’s literature to what Christmas magic tells us about the roles of childhood and enchantment in Anglo-American culture. Re-Enchanted engages with critical debates around what constitutes high and low culture during moments of crisis in the humanities, political and affective uses of childhood and the mythological past, the anxieties of modernity, and the social impact of racially charged origin stories.

Forestillinger om Støv 2 - Det Hemmelige Samfund

By Philip Pullman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gyldendal A/S
  • Book Code : 8702254778
  • Total of Pages : 791
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 265
  • Pdf File: forestillinger-om-støv-2-det-hemmelige-samfund.pdf

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I 'Forestillinger om Støv 2 - Det Hemmelige Samfund' - får vi den dramatiske historie om, hvordan det gik Lyra efter de eventyrlige begivenheder i 'Det Gyldne Kompas'-trilogien. Lyra har stadig Det Gyldne Kompas og er nu blevet handlekraftig ung kvinde. Hun tager endnu en gang kampen op mod de magtfulde, religiøse kræfter, der truer hende og den verden, hun kender. Vi følger hende på en farefuld rejse, der bringer hende langt væk fra Oxford, til fremmede lande fulde af ukendte farer, men også gode mennesker, der hjælper hende i kampen mod Kirken. Undervejs kommer hun i kontakt med Det Hemmelige Samfund, der både udfordrer hendes verdenssyn og hjælper hende med den farlige mission, hun har taget på sig. Malcolm Polstead, der som dreng (i bind 1) bragte den spæde Lyra til Jordan-kollegiet i Oxford i sin kano, 'La Belle Sauvage', dukker også op i denne historie. Hans mod og beslutsomhed fornægter sig ikke i den voksne udgave af ham, og Lyras og Malcolms skæbner væves endnu en gang ind i hinanden. Her er et fantasydrama, der rummer aspekter af politik, religion og kærlighed og trækker tråde til den verden, vi kender. I et interview har Philip Pullman selv sagt om denne nye trilogi, at han gerne vil udforske vigtigheden af den menneskelige forestillingsevne, farerne ved snæversynethed, dogmatisme og en skråsikkerhed, der udelukker alle andre synsvinkler end ens egen. Disse destruktive tendenser kommer i særlig grad til udtryk i relation til politik, religion og videnskab, og det er nogle af de elementer, der indgår i historien om Lyras rejse i 'Forestillinger om Støv 2 - Det Hemmelige Samfund'.