Northern Lights: His Dark Materials 1 - Philip Pullman

Northern Lights: His Dark Materials 1

By Philip Pullman

  • Release Date: 2015-03-05
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 182 Ratings


Now a major BBC series

‘Without this child, we shall all die.’

Lyra Belacqua lives half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon, Pantalaimon, always by her side.

But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle – a struggle born of stolen children, witch clans and armoured bears.

As she hurtles towards danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win, or to lose, the biggest battle imaginable.


  • Amazing.

    By blue-j
    The differences between our world’s version of history and this world are subtly different. A great read and the other novels in the series simply get better. An enjoyable read. Extremely thought provoking and questioning. A gem.
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    By AnimalLover0842
  • Spellbinding!

    By Benweimy
    My first foray into Pullman's books. What an amazing adventure! Completely hooked from the start, nearly caused a couple of arguments due to staying up late. Utterly recommended.