Alright, so I actually enjoyed this a little bit 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 much more action and world-building and 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 of how anti-religion it is, but I don’t care, it’s a beautifully imagined fantastical world and I want to know more.