La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, #1) Read Online Free - Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them, a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua . . .
|Title||:||La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||451 pages|
October 23, 2017
Malcolm tried to remember the fairy tales he knew. Could you bargain with fairies? Did they keep their promises?
It's hard to believe, but I was ten years old when I first read Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. Along with Harry Potter, it is one of the standout reads of my childhood and, per...
October 21, 2017
Phillip Pullman is clearly capable of great things. He achieves an absolute mastery of tone, style and plot in The Golden Compass. However, I found none of that mastery in this book.
Admittedly, I had major reservations going into it; yet, for all that, I did approach it with an open mind. I tried...
January 06, 2018
A wonderful way to start off the new year, especially with the cold and the wet everywhere. I loved the slow pace of the first half, all of the details that brought life to sweet, curious Malcolm's world. I loved the thrill of the second half: its many surreal and threatening episodes, the rise o...
November 29, 2017
I was excited to read more from that world. I have to say the book left me a bit... unsatisfied? I wanted more and I will continue reading this series but it mostly felt like an intro, not a full book.
However, it made me want to reread His Dark Materials ASAP!
February 10, 2018
We delve back in to alternate-world Oxford, miles from armoured bears but surrounded yet again by daemons and the mysterious alethiometers, following a young boy named Malcolm who is stuck in a world where young working-class boys are mostly discouraged from learning beyond their schooling and ar...
October 27, 2017
*Possible spoilers ahead. Proceed with caution.*
I cannot believe that I am rating this book 2 stars.
This was my most anticipated read of 2017. After reading His Dark Materials last year and falling in love with the world and having the story shatter me and embed itself deeply into my soul, I was...
February 17, 2018
This was really good! I liked it better than His Dark Materials. The characters were better drawn, the story was more interesting and it really seemed not to be aimed at the same market. There were references to sexual activity and rape and some of the scenes were quite brutal. Not really appropr...
November 14, 2017
The flood changed everything.
... extreme weather had its own state of mind ...
I'm usually weary of prequels of any kind. It often sounds like a movie company, author or whoever wants to cash in on past successes. In case of Philip Pullman, I was a bit more optimistic - especially after reading...
December 01, 2017
I'm not sure how much is nostalgia for His Dark Materials, but I really liked this book.
I wish that I could remember more of The Faerie Queene
November 03, 2017
Description: Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godsto...