Serpentine

Serpentine : A short story from the world of His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust

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**Don't miss the second series of His Dark Materials on BBC One this November.**

A brand new short story set in the world of His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust by master storyteller, Philip Pullman.

Serpentine is a perfect gift for every Pullman fan, new and old.

'Lyra Silvertongue, you're very welcome . . . Yes, I know your new name. Serafina Pekkala told me everything about your exploits'

Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon have left the events of His Dark Materials far behind.

In this snapshot of their forever-changed lives they return to the North to visit an old friend, where we will learn that things are not exactly as they seem . . .

Illustrated throughout by Tom Duxbury, the perfect re-entry for fans of His Dark Materials and a wonderful companion to The Book of Dust.

'It's a stunning achievement, the universe Pullman has created and continues to build on'
New York Times

'Pullman is an easeful storyteller and an intricate and inventive world-builder, and everything he has to write is worth reading' Telegraph
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Product details

  • Hardback | 80 pages
  • 119 x 184 x 14mm | 141g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Black and white throughout
  • 0241475244
  • 9780241475249
  • 2,140

Review Text

[Serpentine] brings with it all the familiar delights of Pullman's work: its effortless clarity, its intelligence, its ineffable mix of coziness and darkness, innocence and experience.

Lev Grossman - New York Times
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Foreshadowing the events of The Secret Commonwealth, this gorgeously illustrated volume is a treat for fans of the fantasy. * Sunday Mirror * Tom Duxbury's linocut-inspired illustrations give Serpentine a handsome look and accessible feel . . . Serpentine offers aficionados a poignant return to Lyra and Pan. * Wall Street Journal * [Serpentine] brings with it all the familiar delights of Pullman's work: its effortless clarity, its intelligence, its ineffable mix of coziness and darkness, innocence and experience. * Lev Grossman - New York Times *
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About Philip Pullman

Tom Duxbury is an illustrator from the moors of West Yorkshire. His work is influenced by lino-printing, which he uses to depict feeling, movement and nostalgia. He is inspired by the spirit of nature and the narrative of a landscape. His work is represented by Artists Partners Ltd.
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Rating details

4,102 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 23% (955)
4 44% (1,796)
3 28% (1,166)
2 4% (152)
1 1% (33)
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