Reviews

  • [Pullman] has created a fantasy world, made yet more satisfying in rigour and stylistic elegance. This is a book for getting older with

    Guardian, Book of the Week
  • The Secret Commonwealth is ablaze with light and life. The writing is exquisite; every sentence sings ... To read Pullman is to experience the world refreshed, aglow, in Technicolour

    Independent
  • Lyra is all grown up in a rich, vivid sequel

    Telegraph
  • Engrossing

    Financial Times
  • Pullman's story is still thought-provoking ... This book elegantly weaves in live issues, from Europe's refugee crisis to facts in the post-truth era. And Pullman's prose is rewarding as ever

    The Times
  • The novel gallops forward, full of danger, delight and surprise. Nearly miraculous, it seems, is Pullman's ability to sketch character, place and motive in just a few lines

    New Statesman
  • A long, taxing, complex journey, laced with beauty, terror and philosophy

    Metro
  • As ever, Pullman's story is complex and vast but home to some of the finest storytelling in the 21st century. Revel in whole new worlds and enjoy one of literature's most wonderful heroines before she comes to HBO and the BBC

    Stylist.co.uk
  • Pullman is confronting readers with the horrors of our own world reflected back at us. In The Secret Commonwealth he creates a fearful symmetry

    The Herald
  • Pullman has created a fantasy world, made yet more satisfying in this new volume. This is a book for getting older with

    Guardian