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The Subtle Knife doc ¿ Hardcover Read ä Lost in a new world Lyra finds Will—a boy on the run a murderer—a worthy and welcome ally For this is a world where soul eating Specters stalk the streets and witches share the skies with troops of angelsEach is searching—Lyra for the meaning of Dark Matter Will for his missing father—but what Lost in a new world Lyra finds Will a boy on the run a murderer a worthy and welcome ally For this is a world where soul eating Specters stalk the streets and witch When I read this the first time I completely overlooked a main component of the book I approached it as if was the second book in the series a massive mistake I wrote a review criticising the fact that the novel felt awkward; it had no beginning or end it just felt like the typical content you’d find in the middle of the story The ironic point of this is that most critics take the trilogy as one whole book rather than three separate works And this really is the best way to approach the story The Golden Compass is the beginning of it all the setting of the stage This then is the middling part of the work The second protagonist of the series the Adam to Pullman’s Eve takes the lead here Initially I was very resistant to this idea I had grown to respect Lyra; she’s a really strong heroine but after a while it started to make sense Pullman has expanded his story considerably Lyra has three chapters told from her perspective The same amount roughly speaking is told from the perspective of Will The rest of the chapters are from side characters of the previous book So there’s a strong move away from a Lyra centred story I have mixed feeling about this It felt like an odd authorial decision At times this felt like an entirely different series altogether again something I eventually got over There is no sense of closure at the end of this The first book had a strong ending but this has very little This book seemed to be a mere set up for the next instalment which makes it rather difficult to review; it’s like picking out the middle bit of a story and trying to criticise it as a separate entity from the rest of it it’s not easy to do Any criticism you make are negated by the fact that this is not a separate book it’s a chunk of a greater work So I’m going to read the third book before I speak any about this I need to see where these elements Pullman added go to Perhaps a review of all three works together would be the best option At this moment though I find the witches one of the most interesting aspects of the work I’m not entirely sure what to make of them as of yet Hopefully the third book will give me all the answers I need All through that day the witches came like flakes of black snow on the wings of a storm filling the skies with the darting flutter of their silk and the swish of air through the needles of their cloud pine branches Men who hunted in the dripping forests or fished among melting ice floes heard the sky wide whisper through the fog and if the sky was clear they would look up to see the witches flying like scraps of darkness drifting on a secret tide

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Es share the skies with troops of angelsEach is searching Lyra for the meaning of Dark Matter Will for his missing father but what they find instead is a deadly sec 45 ”What is he? A friend or an enemy?”“He is a murderer”This book has the introduction of Will; a young manboy who is compassionate caring brave and a warrior After a frightening account Will has to go on the run where he escapes to a different world to the deserted city of Cittagaze and meets an interesting girl called Lyra Belacua her Daemon; Pantalaimon and her ability to read a strange instrument called the alethiometer This strange world runs parallel to his own They learn to begin to trust each other and their fates become intertwined each relying on their developing friendship courage and bravery They discover strange mishaps in this strange city and learn of a powerful weapon the subtle knife that is so powerful it can cut through worlds A knife that will only respond to the hand intended to wield itLike the first book this was a wonderful literary adventure This book takes off where the first book ended and Lyra has travelled to another world staying in the deserted city alone for a few days before the surprise meeting with Will I loved the developing dynamics of Will and Lyra’s friendshipThis hold multiple points of view than in the first book with storylines from Lee Scoresby and Serafina Pekkala especially This again contained heartbreak deaths and dark creaturesstory lines However there is the brightness of a developing friendship strong bravery and many connections between the plot lines are made and fit into place

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The Subtle KnifeRet a knife of untold power And neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives their loves and their destinies are bound together until they are split apart I share this review again in the fall of 2017 as a fourth volume though Pullman later wrote two companion pieces to the trilogy entitled Lyra's Oxford and Once Upon a Time in the North The Book of Dust has been released to encourage all ages to read As with most great children's books there are a range of levels on which Pullman is working He's taking on the Roman Catholic view of reality CS Lewis in The Chronicles of Narnia and is in conversation with John Milton whose Paradise Lost he both loves and contends with in places But you don't need to know any of that to love this seriesThis is the middle book in the trilogy and I like the first and third volumes big surprise More exposition less action trudging to final destinations but you know the writing is still exuisite and it has surprises One key surprise is that after focusing on Lyra in the first series this second book opens with a focus on yet another central character Will When I first read this I was confused and than a little disappointed as I saw a wonderful strong girl character shoved aside as usually happens in all books for a BOY main character That isn't uite how things work really though as they share the stage and they open up new vistas and back stories and new worlds together This is seen as a sixth grade children's series but in truth the older you are the you will get out of it as in all of the greatest children's stories of all time including The Wrinkle in Time and so on Pullman is taking on our limited view of reality he's engaging in physics theology anthropology with a laser beam on the Holy Roman Church in particular It's not so much an attack on The Church as an exploration of the nature of true religion and a wider generous less sin obsessed view of the world It's a wonderful series which I listened to while traveling around the country with the family a wonderfully produced cd series It's the second volume of a trilogy so you obviously don't begin here but you won't regret the time you spend on the adventure It's awesome And whether you have read it or not I recommend this audio version with Philip Pullman Himself narrating joined by a wonderful cast of characters