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The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, Book 2)
The Subtle Knife - His Dark Materials, Book 2
Author: Philip Pullman
The universe has broken wide, and Lyra's friend lies dead. Desperate for answers and set on revenge, Lyra bursts into a new world in pursuit of his killer. Instead, she finds Will, just twelve years old and already a murderer himself. He's on a quest as fierce as Lyra's, and together they strike out into this sunlit otherworld. — On this journey ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780375823466
ISBN-10: 0375823468
Publication Date: 9/10/2002
Pages: 352
Reading Level: Young Adult
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3.8 stars, based on 78 ratings
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, Book 2) on + 183 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
"The Subtle Knife" is the second book in "The Dark Materials" trilogy. This book introduces a whole new story line to the story: that of young Will Parry, a boy from "our world" in Oxford. Will decides to undertake a mission to discover the fate of his father, the Arctic explorer John Parry. Will meets the young girl Lyra Silvertongue, protagonist of "The Golden Compass" and together they undertake the search for Will's father.

This book is even more magical than the first book in the trilogy.
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Helpful Score: 3
The story in this book is the second of the Dark Materials trilogy and should not be read before reading the first book. That being said, I loved this trilogy and feel that it surpasses even Harry Potter (another series that I love). The book is written for young adults, but I've known several older adults who've read the book and enjoyed it tremendously.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is listed as a young adult but I have read the trilogy twice now as an adult and throughly enjoyed it. The Subtle Knife is the best of the trilogy. Read it the first time when my daughter was in elementary school and reread the series after seeing the Golden Compass. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and reading just one more chapter before you go to bed.
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This is the British edition. Great series!!!!
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This is the sequel to the Golden Compass. My son who is 12 years old, and a strong reader, thoroughly enjoyed and recommends it to other tweeners.
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The follow-up to The Golden Compass, this book starts what seems like a new story. The dots get connected later, but I felt like some of the good things from the first book got drowned out in a miasma of weird occurrences that all have some heavy, implied importance. It is still worth reading, but not as good as the first book.

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