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The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

His Dark Materials 2: The Subtle Knife


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Date Read Feb 10, 2023


ISBN 9781407186115

Pages 369

Alright so I actually enjoyed this a little but more than the first! Don’t get me wrong I loved the first, getting to know Lyra, Mrs Coulter, the Gyptians, the witches, Iorek, Lee Scoresby and Asriel.

But this one has more world building and more interesting “worlds” to get to know. We also have new characters like Will, the scholar, Sir Charles, Jonpari, and more.

I loved the multiple worlds aspect, I still hate Asriel even though he isn’t present in this one and I still have mixed feelings about Mrs Coulter.

As fantastical as ever, I can’t wait to read the last book in this trilogy. And yes I am aware how anti-religion it is, but I don’t care, it’s a beautifully imagined fantastical world and I want to know more.