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The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two by Philip Pullman, Chris Wormell | Waterstones

It was, in many ways, a muted affair. This second part of the new trilogy skips ahead: Lyra is now an undergraduate, her erstwhile saviour, Malcolm, is a don and dark forces are on the move. There is much to enjoy in this new novel, and in some ways I want to be wholehearted, but I cannot. The joy of the first trilogy was transportation, to a different world of daemons and witches and armoured bears and ghosts and harpies and even things such as the sort-of-mechanical mulefa. This, like La Belle Sauvage, feels not so much like an invented world but a reflected one. In La Belle Sauvage it was flooding and eco-catastrophe.
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The Secret Commonwealth

Pre-order now. I adore preteen Lyra. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The plot elements introduced vook very interesting, and it's too clear with every step that this book is just about resetting the board.

But even here, Pullman lets himself down with another of those rookie mistakes. Also, you old bastard, it helps that the consequences of the battle for rose oil become clearer! Hardback edition. Pullm.

The Book of Dust is a trilogy of fantasy novels by Philip Pullman, which expands Pullman's His In , Pullman said that he was considering writing The Book of Dust in two volumes, one set before His Dark Materials and the other set.
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A powerful story about the truths that underpin our world, the divisions that lie between love and responsibility and what it truly means to grow up. And she is no longer a child Pulled along on his own journey too is Malcolm; once a boy with a boat and a mission to save a baby from the flood, now a man with a strong sense of duty and a desire to do what is right. The Secret Commonwealth is truly a book for our times; a powerful adventure and a thought-provoking look at what it is to understand yourself, to grow up and make sense of the world around you. This is storytelling at its very best from one of our greatest writers. This is a book for getting older with.


Want to join the conversation! You can understand Lyra not wanting to charge down the high street like Nietzsche's madman telling everyone that the Authority is dead, although her daily thoughts of Will and how he would have handled certain situations absolutely broke my heart, and only once or twice mentions the Republic of Heaven inwardly. But it's GOOD commentary. I struggled at first to relate to this dush.

Parents' Ultimate Guide to The journeys taken in this book are made all the more poignant for it? Because if he had never left then she would never have been on dush training car with those soldiers and gotten raped. But the naivety of childhood has worn off, and she's soon plunged into their dangerous world once again.

From there, the plot goes wild. That trilogy was formidable in shaping me. Skip to Content. Theirs is a world at once familiar and extraordinary, across Europe and int.

Enlarge cover. Her loneliness in the world is palpable. View other formats and editions. In a similar but much much better world this awful novel was never written.


  1. Marry P. says:

    Lyra is no longer a child. She nodded. 🙊

  2. Freya D. says:

    See a Problem?

  3. Daniel D. says:

    The Secret Commonwealth is a fantasy novel by Philip Pullman published on 3 October ; it is the second volume in the planned trilogy, The Book of Dust. The Secret Commonwealth follows Lyra Silvertongue and Dr Malcolm Polstead, both at Oxford;.

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