SUBTLE KNIFE

posted Mar 5, 2011, 5:33 AM by Site Administrator
By PHILIP PULLMAN

Synopsis: Will's father, an explorer, disappeared years ago, but recently some odd characters have started asking questions about him, and now, having accidentally killed one of them, Will is wanted by the police. In his efforts to escape the police, he discovers an invisible window that leads to Cittàgazze, a city in another world. The city looks recently deserted, and Will chooses a shop to find food. It is here that he meets 12-year-old Lyra Belacqua and her daemon Pantalaimon, who came here after entering the hole in the sky that her father, Lord Asriel, created at the end of Northern Lights.Armed with the Subtle Knife, a tool that cuts any material (including that which separates universes) and Lyra's alethiometer, the children set out to find John Parry, with adults of various stripes in desperate pursuit. Lyra's finest qualities, her courage and quick mind, are stretched to the limit as she has to lie, cheat and steal to keep herself and Will out of danger. However, she must also learn when to tell the truth and when to trust, for, though she does not yet know it, she has a huge part to play in the upcoming battle between Good and Evil.
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