(Adventure and Fantasy. Second of a Trilogy)

Having been pulled along on the terrifying and break-neck speed adventures of 12 year old Lyra Belacqua in the first of Philip Pullman’s Dark Materials trilogy, The Subtle Knife takes over at just as fast a pace! This time the story is of Will who is on the run after killing a man. As he attempts to find his father, he discovers a different world with Lyra, her daemon and her quest to find the elusive Dark Matter. It’s a great story with lots of adventure, drama and peril. Lyra is one of my favourite characters in any book.