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“The most magnificent fantasy series since The Lord of the Rings.” --The Oregonian

Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal--including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world.
Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want.
But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other. . . .

A New York Times Bestseller
A Newsweek Top 100 Book of All Time
An Entertainment Weekly All-Time Greatest Novel
Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction
"Very grand indeed." --The New York Times
"Superb . . . all-stops-out thrilling." --The Washington Post
"A shattering tale that begins with a promise and delivers an entire universe." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred
"The Golden Compass is one of the best fantasy / adventure stories that I have read. This is a book no one should miss."--Terry Brooks

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The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials
Average rating
4.3 / 5
Loved it!
June 26th, 2015
This was a geat book I am so glad I read it!!!! My favorite character is Pan. He and Lyra always make me laugh!
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1 review
A good book, but just that, not great.
November 5th, 2014
This was definitely a page turner. However, I would not call this a series for kids. The subject material is kind of dark. I also couldn't really empathize with the main character.
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1 review
What a bold move
April 8th, 2013
Started as a child like adventure, finished as philosofical challenge
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