The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2) by Philip Pullman

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The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2) Read Online Free - “The most magnificent fantasy series since The Lord of the Rings.” --The Oregonian

Lost in a new world, Lyra finds Will--a boy on the run, a murderer--a worthy and welcome ally. For this is a world where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and witches share the skies with troops of angels.
Each is searching--Lyra for the meaning of Dark Matter, Will for his missing father—but what they find instead is a deadly secret, a knife of untold power. And neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives, their loves, their destinies are bound together . . . until they are split apart.
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A Newsweek Top 100 Book of All Time
An Entertainment Weekly All-Time Greatest Novel
“The story gallops with ferocious momentum.” --The New York Times Book Review
“Pullman’s imagination soars. . . . A literary rollercoaster ride you won’t want to miss.” --The Boston Globe
“Destined to become a classic.” --Detroit Free Press
The Subtle Knife is as absorbing and irresistible as The Golden Compass--and even more so, as powerful forces are set in motion. A brilliantly conceived work.” --Lloyd Alexander, author of the Prydain Chronicles, and Newbery Medalist for The High King

Title : The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
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ISBN : 0679879250
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 326 pages


Bookdragon Sean rated it ★★★☆☆

November 28, 2016

When I read this the first time I completely overlooked a main component of the book. I approached it as if was the second book in the series, a massive mistake. I wrote a review criticising the fact that the novel felt awkward; it had no beginning or end: it just felt like the typical content yo...

Dan rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 07, 2008

The second entry in a trilogy is often, in my opinion, the best. The author doesn't have to introduce the universe or the characters, as they did in the first installment, but they don't need to worry about wrapping up all the plot points either. Instead, the focus can be on 'the good stuff': ela...

Antonio rated it ★★★★★

June 15, 2016

¡Ese FINAL!!! te deja con la NECESIDAD de saber que sigue. Estos no son libros infantiles, no se que se le metió al editor o a quien se lo ocurrió la brillante idea de clasificarlos de esa forma, pero a mi parecer que tengamos por protagonistas a niños no hace que el libro ipso facto sea infantil....

Cait • A Page with a View rated it ★★★☆☆

October 18, 2017

I love the world(s), but this is where the series starts getting too weird for me. I'm just not huge on the anti-religion theme... like at times it takes away from the actual story with its intensity. I absolutely love when books can mess around with theoretical physics or philosophy, so there we...

David rated it ★★★★★

October 29, 2017

I share this review again in the fall of 2017 as a fourth volume (though Pullman later wrote two companion pieces to the trilogy, entitled Lyra's Oxford, and Once Upon a Time in the North), The Book of Dust, has been released, to encourage all ages to read. As with most great "children's" books,...

Lucy rated it ★☆☆☆☆

January 02, 2008

I am not a fan of forwarded emails. They frustrate me, because they usually come from the same group of people, people I like a great deal but who never send me a normal "hey, how's it going?" message. Just "Support our Troops" or "Tell every woman you know she's special" or "Microsoft is running...

Ahmad rated it ★★★★☆

January 20, 2018

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Candace Wynell rated it ★★★★☆

May 29, 2008

Way back at the end of November/beginning of December of good ol' 2007, I read Phillip Pullman's The Golden Compass. Why? Well, because there was all that talk about how it got made into a movie. I read the book, and found it very thought provoking. As for the movie it's a watered down version of...

Fabian rated it ★★★★☆

June 21, 2017

Weird like the Wizard of Oz, magical like Harry Potter, and interesting, unlike "Chronicles of Narnia." The symbolism is so agog, so strange... Obviously, it makes for a great young adult novel!!

Shayantani rated it ★★★★★

March 18, 2012

Two very strange things happened last week. I gave I Am Half Sick Of Shadows: A Flavia De Luce Novel two stars and am now giving this book five star. It is strange because the former book’s protagonist, my dear Flavia De Luce is my favorite obstinate pre teen. On the contrary, Lyra, another stubb...

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