The first volume in Philip Pullman's groundbreaking
HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, now a thrilling, critically
acclaimed BBC/HBO television series. First published
in 1995, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, this first
book in the series won the UK's top awards for children's literature.
"Without this child, we shall alldie."
Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live
half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford.
The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen
lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight.
Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences
far beyond her own world...