❴Ebook❵ ➧ His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife (Book 2): His Dark Materials, Book 2: Philip Pullman, full cast, Philip Pullman, Listening Library: Amazon.fr: Livres Author Philip Pullman – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Coming soon A new HBO series His Dark Materials based on Pullman s books The spellbinding seuel to The Golden Compass the modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an All Time Greatest No Coming soon A new Materials: The MOBI ☆ HBO series His Dark Materials based on Pullman s books The spellbinding seuel to The Golden Compass the modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an All Time Greatest Novel and Newsweek hailed as a Top Book of All Time continues the epic adventure catapulting listeners between worlds and toward a devastating discovery Lost in a new world Lyra finds Will a boy on His Dark Kindle - 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 angels Each is searching Lyra for the meaning of Dark Matter Will for his missing father but what they find instead is a deadly secret a knife of untold power And neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives Dark Materials: The PDF ☆ their loves their destinies are bound togetheruntil they are split apart A number one New York Times best seller Published in countries Just as uick moving and unputdownable as The Golden Compass The mysteries deepen and the wonders grow even extravagant The Washington Post Pullman s imagination soars A literary rollercoaster ride you won t want to miss The Boston Globe The story gallops with ferocious momentum Devilishly inventive The New York Times Book Review. Gripping story telling and just a brilliant read. Tr s bien RAS Well deserves the highest mark as once on the journey, the only way is ahead, just like one s own life.I just loved it from A to Z. un livre a absolument mettre entre les mains des enfants disons partir du CM et coll ge, sans limitations Fantastique, effrayante, haletante, tragique, cette histoire est superbe. The Subtle Knife was one of my favourite books as a teen although I haven t read it in well over a decade and it still largely stands the test of time For a children s novel, it is hugely ambitious It raises some deep theological concepts, ranging from the nature of innocence to the problems of organised religion to the perception of reality It should possibly be noted that, despite the accessible way in which this novel is written, a lot of the subtext is likely to go whizzing over the head of younger readers.The story has escalated rapidly from Northern Lights, as Lyra unknowingly finds herself sandwiched between two factions the Magisterium in their crusade against Dust, and Lord Asriel who has now set his sights on destroying the being that they worship known as the Authority The result is deeply original, yet still felt as though it was lacking something fundamental I think the main problem is that Pullman s ideas are far too grand for this novel The Subtle Knife is a bit of a smorgasbord it contains a bit of everything but its scope is so broad that it lacks finer detail We see glimpses of the bigger picture of Lord Asriel s fortress and Mrs Coulter s ever growing greed but there isn t enough room in the novel to really focus on any aspect.In this, The Subtle Knife is a bit of a middle novel It really exists to move the key characters into the places that they need to be for The Amber Spyglass It s not a bad novel by any means in fact, I think it s better paced than Northern Lights however, the perspective does jump around a lot between important parties It s not just Lyra s story any Will, Mary Malone, Lee Scoresby and Serafina Pekkala also are the focus of chapters and so the 3rd person narrative flits between them and the various worlds that they travel to The novel also ends on a very sudden cliffhanger, leaving it feeling incomplete as a whole.Yet where The Subtle Knife really grabbed me was its characters I cared about all of them deeply and never wanted any of them to come to any harm which is unfortunate, as Pullman has no trouble tearing out my heart and crushing it Although Will and Lyra often seem older than pre teens, they are still both really likeable protagonists and showed noticeable growth and maturity throughout the story The twists and turns in their destiny are also compelling, drawing the reader in and leaving you wondering how things can possibly turn out okay in The Amber Spyglass.All in all, this is not a perfect read but is a strong sequel to Northern Lights I really look forward to seeing how it all wraps up in the final book. Here then we have the second volume of His Dark Materials trilogy, where the action and adventure continue This opens with a new character, Will Parry, who lives very much in our own world, but with certain events happening, so he finds himself on the run and discovering a portal to a different world Whilst exploring this other world he comes across Lyra Belacqua, who now calls herself Lyra SIlvertongue, and thus both their destinies become entwined.Whereas the first book gave us only one world, so here we actually have three, as we carry on following the adventures of Lyra, and now Will as well Taking us back to Lyra s world, so we see what is happening there and how others have crossed over to seek Lyra, some to assist her, and others to try and bring about her downfall Inspired partly by Milton s epic poem Paradise Lost, so there are many other elements here, including influences from William Blake s poetry, and even Keats, along with religion, physics especially quantum physics , metaphysics and philosophy.As we see, what is the organised religion in Lyra s world do not want the young girl to succeed in her quest, but can she be stopped Will is also on a quest of his own, to find his father, but with a knife, called the subtle knife coming into his possession, so he finds that his destiny is far greater than he thought Making us ponder many things, this of course does raise the question of free will, and whether it really exists Also this takes in loyalty, duty, friendship and respect, things that we should all know about.With a number of thrills and spills this is a great read for young and old alike, obviously with us mature readers taking in all the nuances that this tale has As with the first novel this does have a lot to offer any reader, and will make you think about many things, including your own place in the world Also, this has a great ending, which leaves things up in the air for the third volume. I had already read the first book in the trilogy so naturally bought this one too Both are brilliant, beautifully written with a captivating story I couldn t put the first book down and this is no different Every sentence leaves you needing to read the next without a pause I m having to limit my reading, savouring it to make it last longer, like a delicious chocolate cake Sadly I will soon be at the end with nothing else to do but buy his next book Pullman s ability to blend reality with fantasy is astonishing and his imaginings are equally plausible, not beyond the realms of reality at all.