Author(s): Pullman, Philip,
Date of Publication: 29/10/2020,
Pagination: 304 pages,
Imprint: Penguin and David Fickling Books
Published By: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Book Classification: Interest age: from c 12 years, Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
**Don't miss the second series of His Dark Materials on BBC One this November.**
From the author of the phenomenal His Dark Materials comes the next chapter in the story of Lyra Silvertongue...
Lyra is now studying at St Sophia's College, Oxford, with her daemon Pantalaimon. But, for the first time there are serious divisions between the two. Lyra is questioning everything she once held dear.
Pan misses the impulsiveness of their youth. When an act of terrible violence breaks the peace of the Oxford night, Lyra and Pan's relationship reaches a crisis and they are drawn, far from home, into the dangerous factions of a world they had no idea existed.
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 and to grow up and make sense of the world around you.
This is storytelling at its very best from one of our greatest writers. *Exclusive to the paperback edition, Chris Wormell's new original illustrations bring Lyra's world vividly to life.*