The Subtle Knife, by Phillip Pullman

70948Book #2 in the His Dark Materials series.   

Will is twelve years old and he’s just killed a man. Now he’s on his own, on the run, determined to discover the truth about his father disappearance.

Then Will steps through a window in the air into another world, and finds himself with a companion – a strange, savage little girl called Lyra. Like Will, she has a mission which she intends to carry out at all costs.





I loved this one! It gives different perspectives all around, but it’s coherent, not confusing like Game of Thrones.  The world(s) that Pullman creates is a complicated one, filled with threats and foes, creatures and allies. You follow Lyra, Will, Serafina Pekkala, and Lee Scorseby in this fantastic adventure, a search for answers.

It’s fast paced, yet careful to describe everything in detail. The characters, even the new ones added in, are solid and well-rounded. After every chapter you are left wanting – no, needing – more.

I really have nothing else to say about this one, since it’s the second book in a trilogy. I cannot wait to finish the series and rave about it here in my blog!  🙂


Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars!


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  1. Pingback: My Thoughts on the His Dark Materials series | Bierbaum Bookworm

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