Monday, November 12, 2007

His Dark Materials series by Phillip Pullman

This well-known fantasy series by Phillip Pullman starts with the book The Golden Compass. In this book Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon eavesdrops on a secret meeting with her uncle and various scholars from the university that she calls home. Lyra learns about the controversy surrounding dust and the experiments being carried out in the north. Shortly after the secret meeting, children from the area start going missing, including Lyra's friend Roger. Lyra takes it upon herself to find the missing children and uncover the secrets and lies that surround the people known as the Gobblers.

With the help of the Gyptians, an armored bear named Iorek Byrnison, a witch named Serafina Pekkala and a truth-telling device called an atheliometer, Lyra makes her way to the north to take on Mrs. Coulter and the other members of the General Oblation Board.

Keep your eyes open. The Golden Compass is coming to the theaters in early December. Read The Golden Compass and rest of the series before you see the movie!


Kelly said...

This is such a good book series! Now that the movie is coming out, I need to re-read it.

Has anyone else noticed that the previews for the new movie at first showed the little girl a lot, and were very much trying to look like a kids fantasy and now they have Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig and are trying to look like an action adventure flick?


But since the book is both, hopefully this bodes well for the book.

liteon said...

U r so right, it looks like an adventure film now - lets see how the movie is different.

Liteon, money maker