Reviews

  • "Pullman is an easeful storyteller and an intricate and inventive world-builder, and everything he has to write is worth reading."

    Telegraph
  • "Fans of <i>His Dark Materials</i> will find themselves joyfully immersed in a familiar world of daemons, alethiometers, the evil Magisterium, friendly witches and foul night-ghasts, yet also delighted by Pullman's new material; meanwhile, awaiting first-time readers is all the pleasure of commencing their own journey into this most captivating of universes at the very beginning of Lyra's story."

    Independent
  • "No one else writes like Pullman . . . terrifying, transporting, exhilarating - and entirely worth the 17-year wait."

    Metro
  • "He is a master storyteller . . . Pullman creates a setting so evocative that I actually dreamed I was in it (my dog was my daemon)."

    Evening Standard
  • "I am confident in pronouncing that people will love the first volume of Philip Pullman’s trilogy, <i>The Book of Dust</i>, with the same helpless vehemence that stole over them when <i>The Golden Compas</i>s came out in the mid-’90s, or even when they first met their partners or held their newborn children . . . Reading this novel is like standing in a room in which suddenly all of the windows have blown open at once."

    Slate