Book of dust volume 2

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The Secret Commonwealth (The Book of Dust, #2) by Philip Pullman

It is twenty years since the events of La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One unfolded and saw the baby Lyra Belacqua begin her life-changing journey.

It is seven years since readers left Lyra and the love of her young life, Will Parry, on a park bench in Oxfords Botanic Gardens at the end of the ground-breaking, bestselling His Dark Materials sequence.

Now, in The Secret Commonwealth, we meet Lyra Silvertongue. And she is no longer a child . . .

The second volume of Sir Philip Pullmans The Book of Dust sees Lyra, now twenty years old, and her daemon Pantalaimon, forced to navigate their relationship in a way they could never have imagined, and drawn into the complex and dangerous factions of a world that they had no idea existed.

Pulled along on his own journey too is Malcolm; once a boy with a boat and a mission to save a baby from the flood, now a man with a strong sense of duty and a desire to do what is right.

Theirs is a world at once familiar and extraordinary, and they must travel far beyond the edges of Oxford, across Europe and into Asia, in search for what is lost - a city haunted by daemons, a secret at the heart of a desert, and the mystery of the elusive Dust.
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Published 12.02.2019

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The Secret Commonwealth

Lyra is no longer a child. She nodded. This is murder. By interfering with the investigation. You used to think that whatever we did would turn out well. Even after we came back from the north, you used to think that. Someone might be watching.

It is almost ten years since readers left Lyra and the love of her young life, Will Parry, on a park bench in Oxford's Botanic Gardens at the end of the ground-breaking, bestselling His Dark Materials sequence. And she is no longer a child. The second volume of Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust sees Lyra, now twenty years old, and her daemon Pantalaimon, forced to navigate their relationship in a way they could never have imagined, and drawn into the complex and dangerous factions of a world that they had no idea existed. Pulled along on his own journey too is Malcolm; once a boy with a boat and a mission to save a baby from the flood, now a man with a strong sense of duty and a desire to do what is right. Theirs is a world at once familiar and extraordinary, and they must travel far beyond the edges of Oxford, across Europe and into Asia, in search for what is lost - a city haunted by daemons, a secret at the heart of a desert, and the mystery of the elusive Dust. The Secret Commonwealth is truly a book for our times; a powerful adventure and a thought-provoking look at what it is to understand yourself, to grow up and make sense of the world around you. This is storytelling at its very best from one of our greatest writers.

A powerful story about the truths that underpin our world, the divisions that lie between love and responsibility and what it truly means to grow up. And she is no longer a child Pulled along on his own journey too is Malcolm; once a boy with a boat and a mission to save a baby from the flood, now a man with a strong sense of duty and a desire to do what is right. The Secret Commonwealth is truly a book for our times; a powerful adventure and a thought-provoking look at what it is to understand yourself, to grow up and make sense of the world around you. This is storytelling at its very best from one of our greatest writers. Aberystwyth Saturday 7th September - Saturday 28th September With Philip Pullman's new book 'The Secret Commonwealth' being released on the 3rd of October, we've put together a competition, where one lucky winner will receive a FREE copy of the book!

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The Secret Commonwealth is the second book in the long-awaited Book of Dust trilogy, written by Philip Pullman for children but in reality appealing to children and adults alike. It follows the spectacular success of His Dark Materials , the fantasy trilogy about Lyra Belacqua, a young girl from Oxford where Pullman himself lives and recommended multiple times on Five Books. The Book of Dust goes back in time to when Lyra is a baby. What will happen next? We eagerly await the next installment. But like Harry Potter, there is no real age limit to enjoying them. Five Books interviews are expensive to produce, please support us by donating a small amount.

The epic further chronicles the adventures of Lyra Belacqua and her battle against the theocratic organisation known as the Magisterium, as well as shedding more light on a mysterious substance called Dust. The first book, La Belle Sauvage , was published in October , and is set 12 years before Northern Lights , the first book of the original trilogy. It describes the year-old protagonist Malcolm Polstead 's efforts, with a girl named Alice, to protect the baby Lyra, the events which left Lyra in the care of Jordan College, the early research by academics and other free-thinkers into Dust , a mysterious subatomic particle related to consciousness, and the origins of Lyra's " alethiometer ". Pullman said the trilogy addresses consciousness : "Perhaps the oldest philosophical question of all: are we matter? Or are we spirit and matter?

The Secret Commonwealth is set 20 years after those events, and seven years after the end of The Amber Spyglass, the concluding volume in the His Dark Materials trilogy. Lyra is no longer a child and life, warned Pullman, is not easy for this grownup version of a character readers first met as an year-old running wild in Oxford with her daemon Pantalaimon. Now a student, she will travel across Europe and into Asia as she searches for a town said to be haunted by daemons. I found it intriguing and deeply exciting to discover how great events can turn on a little moment, and how revenge can be nurtured and fed and watered till it grows beyond control. An early extract shows conflict between Lyra and Pan, as the daemon criticises her for being pessimistic. You used to think that whatever we did would turn out well. Even after we came back from the north, you used to think that.

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