By Philip Pullman
“Without this child, we shall all die.” Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world…Tweet
Very long and and slightly confusing.
I like the king polar bear the best in the book. I like the demons in this book. My favourite part of the book is when the polar bears fight in the arena.
I would recommend this book.
Very good. The plot was fantastical but believable.
a deep story full of mystery
I really enjoyed this book because it has a really clever and mysterious plot.
I absolutely loved this book and I think you will too!
A Fantastic adventure. This was gripping and scary. I couldn't put it down. I wish I could have a daemon like Lyra.
This is a very hard book with a complercating storyline. But overall this is a very enjoying book.
This is an amazing book but is very slow to start. After about the first 60 page then the real action starts to kick in! The first 60 pages are mostly give you the main background and idea of the characters/settings. Overall it is an good but just a bit too slow to start.
It's a hard read at a really hard level. Perfect for very good and confident readers. I love the way this book is cleverly written I particularly liked that the fantasy in it seems so lifelike. I would recommend this for 12-13 year olds or ambitious readers. This is a must read!
Fantastic book, love it
Such a fantastic trilogy of books - I sobbed at the end but in a really good way!
I found it very different from the books I normally read but this book was suprisingly good! I liked the story and will be borrowing the next book in the series soon.
This book has been brilliantly written. It has lots of adventure, mystery and a little bit of cool science! :o
Great characters, story line and cliff hanger.
Fantasy, science fiction and adventure all rolled into one! This book is the first in the series and you'll definitely want to read them all!
Amazing book, wouldn't recommend for under 7yrs old :)
Entertaining, fantasy, good read.
There were many themes in this book: magical, funny, frightening and most of all original. My favourite character is Iorek Byrnison because he protected Lyra in many stages. He is extremely brave and fearless A great book to read!
I was hooked to this and loving the next book in the series Subtle Knife. The first word grabs your attention and you can't put the book down afterwards.
Turned into a film called the Golden Compass this book was exceedingly intriguing.
A parralel world which has deamons and advencher best book ever
Its a good book for older readers who enjoy fiction.
fully of adventure with demons around every corner. really enjoyed this book
You should read it because it is mystery, fantasy and excitement!!! (0:
This is amazing. It truly is. Just read it, because it is my second favourite book.
This is a great book! If you like a good adventure then read this! If you like a mystery then read this! If you like fantasy confusing things and much more read this book! I have read it and want to read it again. Once you start reading it you want to find out what happens next! It gets better and better through out the story. There are really happy parts and really sad parts which will make you want to cry or even want to rub it out and wright down what you want it to say!
This book is an amazing adventure, I love books with girls my age in the lead role, I found them easy to read and often find myself imagining running through the streets of Oxford as Lyra.
It is so magical!