The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

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is he? A friend, or an enemy?" "He is a murderer."

Will has just killed a man. He's on the run. His escape
will take him far beyond his own world, to the eerie disquiet
of a deserted city, and to a girl, Lyra. Her fate is strangely linked
to his own, and together they must find the most powerful weapon
in all the worlds...

The second volume in Philip Pullman's
groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, acclaimed as
a modern masterpiece.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 141 x 203 x 23mm | 260g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • ill.
  • 9781407130231
  • 15,197

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THE STUNNING SEQUEL TO THE GOLDEN COMPASSHaving slipped through a newly formed astral portal, the intrepid Lyra finds herself in the beautiful, haunted world of Citt?gazze--a city where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and the wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies. For young Will Parry, in search of his father, has also stumbled into this strange new realm via a magic gateway.Together the enlightened pair forge ahead on a perilous journey between worlds teeming with witches, angels, and sorcery--and uncover a deadly secret: an object of extraordinary and devastating power. But with every step, they move closer to an even greater threat--and the shattering truth of their own destiny . . .
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About Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman, geboren 1946 in Norwich/England, aufgewachsen in Rhodesien, Australien, London und Wales. Nach der Schule Englisch-Studium am Exeter College/Oxford, danach Lehrer an verschiedenen Middle Schools. Er ist heute auch tätig als Literaturdozent und veröffentlicht Bilder-, Kinder- und Jugendbücher, schreibt Theaterstücke und Thriller. 2005 erhielt er den Astrid-Lindgren-Preis für Literatur.
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3 16% (68,579)
2 4% (15,343)
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