Philip Pullman - The Book of Dust (Vol 1 La Belle Sauvage) (2nd Hand Hardback)
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Good
- Category : Fiction - Fantasy
- Published : 2017 (David Fickling Books / Penguin - 1st Edition)
- ISBN : 9780385604413
- SKU : B000643
- PPC : SP1100gm
- RRP : £20 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
Think what is at stake. The right we have to speak and think freely . . . all that would be destroyed. That is worth fighting for, don’t you agree?
Set in the world so masterfully established by Philip Pullman in his trilogy His Dark Materials, La Belle Sauvage is a story of survival, where two children, with everything at stake, find themselves pursued by a terrifying evil. In their care is a tiny child, and in that child lies the fate of the future.
Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford, on the banks of the River Thames which Malcolm navigates using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage. Across the River is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live in quiet seclusion. But Oxford’s peace is about to be shattered.
When Malcolm learns the nuns have an unusual guest with them, a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua, he finds himself drawn into a dangerous world of secrets, intrigue and vengeance. A world where powerful agents compete for mastery of the elements that shape Malcolm’s world; above all, Dust - salvation to some, the source of infinite evil to others.
'I am confident in pronouncing that people will love the first volume of Philip Pullman's trilogy, The Book of Dust, with the same helpless vehemence that stole over them when The Golden Compass came out in the mid-'90's, or even when they first met their partners or held their newborn children . . . Reading this novel is like standing in a room in which suddenly all of the windows have blown open at once.' - Slate.