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An examination of innocence, faith, morality, and sin, THE GOLDEN COMPASS is the first book in the well-respected His Dark Materials trilogy. When she saves her mysterious uncle, Lord Asriel, from an assassination attempt, 11-year-old Lyra Belacqua uncovers a dangerous secret and, ultimately, takes the first steps in a journey that will take her not only to the frozen north, but also to a parallel universe. In short, Lyra is about to discover that she plays a very important part in shaping the destiny of the entire universe. Inspired by John Milton's PARADISE LOST, the His Dark Materials trilogy continues in THE SUBTLE KNIFE and concludes with THE AMBER SPYGLASS.
Living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College, Lyra hears rumors of a magical dust that supposedly possesses powers that can unite whole universes, and begins a dangerous journey to find it.
Number of Pages: 399
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: General, Action + Adventure / General, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic
Series Title: His Darak Materials
Publisher: Yearling Books
Age Range: Teen
Author: Philip Pullman
Street Date: May 1, 2001
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0229