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
  • 8,511

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[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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[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 * 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 * Foreshadowing the events of The Secret Commonwealth, this gorgeously illustrated volume is a treat for fans of the fantasy. * Sunday Mirror *
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About Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman was born in Norwich and educated in England, Zimbabwe, Australia and Wales. He studied English at Exeter College, Oxford.

His first children's book, Count Karlstein, was published in 1982. To date, he has published thirty-three books, read by children and adults alike. His most famous work is the His Dark Materials trilogy. These books have been honoured by several prizes including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Book Prize, and (for The Amber Spyglass) the Whitbread Book of the Year Award - the first time that prize had been given to a children's book. Pullman has received numerous other awards, including the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Astrid Lindgren Award. He was knighted in the 2019 New Year's Honours List for Services to Literature.
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Rating details

4,707 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 23% (1,065)
4 44% (2,054)
3 29% (1,375)
2 4% (174)
1 1% (39)
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