• Send us your used books for 15% off future orders. Learn more
  • Free shipping on orders over $50
  • Join the Black & Barhe Rewards Program and start earning today. Join now
The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

(Book #2 in the His Dark Materials series)


Book Overview: The Subtle Knife


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

Read More
Publication DateArray
Dimensionsin x in x in
Weight lbs

"More than fulfilling the promise of The Golden Compass, this second volume starts off at a heart-thumping pace and never slows down....The grandly exuberant storytelling is sure to enthrall."-- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The intricacy of the plot is staggering...There is no doubt that the work is stunningly ambitious, original, and fascinating."-- The Horn Book (starred review)

"The character development as well as the relentless pace...make this a resoundingly successful sequel...it will leave readers desperate for the next installment."-- Booklist (starred review)

Philip Pullman is a renowned British author, globally acclaimed for his richly imaginative and thought-provoking fantasy novels. Born on October 19, 1946 in Norwich, England, Pullman is best known for the “His Dark Materials” trilogy which has since been translated into over 40 languages. This award-winning series, drawing inspiration from Milton's "Paradise Lost," uniquely interweaves elements of theology and science into his narrative, making his work both enchanting and intellectually stimulating. Prior to his writing career, Pullman served as a passionate educator, teaching at various middle schools and at the University of Oxford. It was his invaluable experience with teaching that polished his story-telling skills, helping him capture the hearts of children and adults alike with his tales. Pullman's skillful writing and vibrant imagination is also evident in other works such as “The Sally Lockhart Mysteries”, and "The Book of Dust" trilogy. Beyond being a best-selling author, Pullman exerts a significant influence on the literary world. His commitment towards endorsing the profound significance of narrative in our lives is evident in his role as the president of the Society of Authors. Pullman's stories, with their magical elements and profound exploration of fundamental human themes, continue to shape the fantasy genre, making him a true literary icon. His powerful and timeless storytelling abilities make him a beacon in children's literature, inspiring readers to ponder and envisage beyond the visible world.


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “The Subtle Knife”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *