[PDF/EBOOK] The Subtle Knife BY Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman æ 9 REVIEW

The Subtle Knife

REVIEW » The Subtle Knife In this stunning seuel to The Golden Compass the intrepid Lyra finds herself in a shimmering haunted otherworld Cittagazze where soul eating Specters stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky But she is not without allies twelve ye. A 81% Very Good Notes Changes direction from the last book expanding the mythology and affirming religion as the key theme of the series

CHARACTERS The Subtle Knife

REVIEW » The Subtle Knife Move closer to an even greater threat and the shattering truth of their own destinyThis Yearling paperback edition contains 17 pages of bonus material the secret letters and notes of Dr Stanislaus Grumman It also features chapter opening artwork by Philip Pullm. 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

FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Philip Pullman

REVIEW » The Subtle Knife Ar old Will Parry fleeing for his life after taking another's has also stumbled into this strange new realmOn a perilous journey from world to world Lyra and Will uncover a deadly secret an object of extraordinary and devastating power And with every step they. Every little increase in human freedom has been fought over ferociously between those who want us to know and be wiser and stronger and those who want us to obey and be humble and submit