The Golden Compass
His Dark Materials
Author: Philip Pullman
Lyra Belacqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jordan College with her daemon familiar, Pantalaimon. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, sets off a chain of events that draws young Lyra into a fierce struggle – a struggle that sends Lyra on a desperate quest to the Arctic north to rescue her best friend and hundreds of other children who have disappeared just like him.
Aided by the nomadic Gyptians, a wild witch clan, and the great armored bear, Iorek Byrnison, Lyra finds the missing children, only to discover the sinister reason for their kidnapping. Now, Lyra realizes that her success or failure may mean even more than simply life or death for her and her friends. The spellbinding first book in a brilliant and wholly original trilogy
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