The Subtle Knife ePub Ì Paperback ´ Philip Pullman

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The Subtle Knife ePub Ì Paperback ´ Philip Pullman ´ The seuel to the internationally best selling Northern Lights brings Lyra to an eerie city where she meets a mysterious boy a murderer Will is on the run having stepped out of his own world through a window in the air In dangerous Cittàgazze Will and Lyra's fates arEr Will is on the run having stepped out of his own world through a window in the air In dangerous Cittàgazze Will and Lyra's fates 45 ”What is he? A friend or an enemy?”“He is a murderer”This book has the introduction of Will; a young manboy who is compassionate caring brave and a warrior After a frightening account Will has to go on the run where he escapes to a different world to the deserted city of Cittagaze and meets an interesting girl called Lyra Belacua her Daemon; Pantalaimon and her ability to read a strange instrument called the alethiometer This strange world runs parallel to his own They learn to begin to trust each other and their fates become intertwined each relying on their developing friendship courage and bravery They discover strange mishaps in this strange city and learn of a powerful weapon the subtle knife that is so powerful it can cut through worlds A knife that will only respond to the hand intended to wield itLike the first book this was a wonderful literary adventure This book takes off where the first book ended and Lyra has travelled to another world staying in the deserted city alone for a few days before the surprise meeting with Will I loved the developing dynamics of Will and Lyra’s friendshipThis hold multiple points of view than in the first book with storylines from Lee Scoresby and Serafina Pekkala especially This again contained heartbreak deaths and dark creaturesstory lines However there is the brightness of a developing friendship strong bravery and many connections between the plot lines are made and fit into place

Philip Pullman ✓ The Subtle Knife reader

Are strangely linked and together they must find a powerful and secret object that people from many universes would kill to protect Weird like The Wizard of Oz magical like Harry Potter and interesting totally unlike Chronicles of Narnia The symbolism is so agog so strange Obviously it makes for a great young adult novel

doc ☆ The Subtle Knife ✓ Philip Pullman

The Subtle KnifeThe seuel to the internationally best selling Northern Lights brings Lyra to an eerie city where she meets a mysterious boy a murder When I read this the first time I completely overlooked a main component of the book I approached it as if was the second book in the series a massive mistake I wrote a review criticising the fact that the novel felt awkward; it had no beginning or end it just felt like the typical content you’d find in the middle of the story The ironic point of this is that most critics take the trilogy as one whole book rather than three separate works And this really is the best way to approach the story The Golden Compass is the beginning of it all the setting of the stage This then is the middling part of the work The second protagonist of the series the Adam to Pullman’s Eve takes the lead here Initially I was very resistant to this idea I had grown to respect Lyra; she’s a really strong heroine but after a while it started to make sense Pullman has expanded his story considerably Lyra has three chapters told from her perspective The same amount roughly speaking is told from the perspective of Will The rest of the chapters are from side characters of the previous book So there’s a strong move away from a Lyra centred story I have mixed feeling about this It felt like an odd authorial decision At times this felt like an entirely different series altogether again something I eventually got over There is no sense of closure at the end of this The first book had a strong ending but this has very little This book seemed to be a mere set up for the next instalment which makes it rather difficult to review; it’s like picking out the middle bit of a story and trying to criticise it as a separate entity from the rest of it it’s not easy to do Any criticism you make are negated by the fact that this is not a separate book it’s a chunk of a greater work So I’m going to read the third book before I speak any about this I need to see where these elements Pullman added go to Perhaps a review of all three works together would be the best option At this moment though I find the witches one of the most interesting aspects of the work I’m not entirely sure what to make of them as of yet Hopefully the third book will give me all the answers I need All through that day the witches came like flakes of black snow on the wings of a storm filling the skies with the darting flutter of their silk and the swish of air through the needles of their cloud pine branches Men who hunted in the dripping forests or fished among melting ice floes heard the sky wide whisper through the fog and if the sky was clear they would look up to see the witches flying like scraps of darkness drifting on a secret tide