Discover what comes next for Lyra--"one of fantasy's most indelible heroines" (The New York Times Magazine)--after the events of HIS DARK MATERIALS,now an HBO Original Series starring Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, and Lin-Manual Miranda!
Lyra Silvertongue thought that the adventures of her youth were long over, but when her daemon, Pantalaimon, witnesses a brutal murder, they are suddenly caught up in crimes that carry unsettling echoes from their past.
But Lyra at twenty is very different from Lyra at thirteen. The lies she used to spin with ease no longer come, she and Pan are at odds, and her ability to trust--most of all in herself--has been shattered.
On the run, Lyra finds a surprising new ally in Malcolm Polstead. Lyra and Malcolm will travel far beyond the confines of Oxford, across Europe and into the Levant, searching for a city haunted by daemons, and a desert said to hold the mystery of Dust.
To find the truth, Lyra will have to reconnect with the girl she once was and face dangers that will challenge everything she knows about her world.
"A big novel full of big ideas, big characters and big sorrows. . . . This book feels like a response to the darkness in our time."--NPR
"It's a stunning achievement, this universe Pullman has created and continues to build on." --The New York Times