His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman: 99p each on Amazon Kindle store (today only)
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His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman: 99p each on Amazon Kindle store (today only)

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Found 15th Sep 2017
These books are incredible stuff. So rich in detail, adventure and suspense, they reminded me why I fell in love with reading in the first place. Originally published between 1995 and 2000, this epic trilogy has been turned into a brilliant stage adaptation at the National Theatre, a radio drama and an eight-part BBC adaptation will follow soon. (And the least said about the film, the better).

After seventeen years, we'll finally get to read La Belle Sauvage (the first book of a follow-up trilogy, The Book of Dust) when it's published in October - but in the meantime, I can't recommend these highly enough.

Northern Lights
Lyra Belacqua lives half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle – a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armoured bears.

The Subtle Knife
Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld – Cittàgazze, where soul-eating Spectres stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: twelve-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another's, has also stumbled into this strange new realm.

On a perilous journey from world to world, Lyra and Will uncover a deadly secret: an object of extraordinary and devastating power. And with every step, they move closer to an even greater threat – and the shattering truth of their own destiny.

The Amber Spyglass
Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been – and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned . . .
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chezybezy4 h, 39 m ago

Are these the ones that the movie,, the golden compass is loosely based on?



The movie had amazing casting (aside from the lead who's constantly slipping accent really annoyed me) but just... wasn't good.

It was like someone had given them the bullet points of the first book and that's it. The movie was just a series of events lookely linked together, it failed to provide a cohesive narrative. Also fairly criminal was the changes to the ending, and ending which in the book completely turns the story on its head.

There's a BBC series coming soon that will hopefully be better.
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Amazing trilogy
Great deal. The audible audiobooks can be had for £3.49 each too!
Thank you 😊
pommybear11 m ago

Thank you 😊

You're very welcome!
Excellent deal and fantastic read!
Best books ever!
pedd1 h, 29 m ago

Great deal. The audible audiobooks can be had for £3.49 each too!

Did you manage to get The Subtle Knife audiobook?
Hot!! Gonna read book 3 before La Belle Sauvage comes out in October.

Thanks OP
sebrichter52 m ago

Did you manage to get The Subtle Knife audiobook?

I was surprised could not get the second and third book reduced after buying. I just wish listed as expect will come up reduced at some point.
alexus1 m ago

I was surprised could not get the second and third book reduced after …I was surprised could not get the second and third book reduced after buying. I just wish listed as expect will come up reduced at some point.

I’ve contacted audible about it. So might be resolved sooner rather than later.
sebrichter19 m ago

I’ve contacted audible about it. So might be resolved sooner rather than l …I’ve contacted audible about it. So might be resolved sooner rather than later.

I use my non rush credit cuts the cost of my audio books so fingers crossed.
Are these the ones that the movie,, the golden compass is loosely based on?
chezybezy39 m ago

Are these the ones that the movie,, the golden compass is loosely based on?


Yes but much better than the film
Book 2 is awesome, book 3*is terrible especially the ending
chezybezy3 h, 13 m ago

Are these the ones that the movie,, the golden compass is loosely based on?


Don't mention that terrible movie , we need to forget that exsisted .
great books , although they do get worse as the trilogy goe
Sorry accidentally voted cold super hot deal. I have just discovered these books (no idea where I was when they came out, I'm mid 20's) just finished reading the second one, need to get my hands on the 3rd prior to release of new one
chezybezy4 h, 39 m ago

Are these the ones that the movie,, the golden compass is loosely based on?



The movie had amazing casting (aside from the lead who's constantly slipping accent really annoyed me) but just... wasn't good.

It was like someone had given them the bullet points of the first book and that's it. The movie was just a series of events lookely linked together, it failed to provide a cohesive narrative. Also fairly criminal was the changes to the ending, and ending which in the book completely turns the story on its head.

There's a BBC series coming soon that will hopefully be better.
Hdhdh4 h, 26 m ago

Book 2 is awesome, book 3*is terrible especially the ending

The books are all amazing, with an very satisfying ending! Thanks 🙏 OP, can't wait to re read them all on kindle!
Good chance you'll find these books at a charity shop for about the same price
Amazing books!! Still have them refuse to take them to charity shop
I loved the stories but hated the film. Great reads for teens too.
Thank you
alexus9 h, 19 m ago

I use my non rush credit cuts the cost of my audio books so fingers …I use my non rush credit cuts the cost of my audio books so fingers crossed.

I got a reply. Doesn’t look promising.

I didn’t read it all, because wow

“Thank you for contacting Audible! We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you.

We understand you would like to purchase the audio narration “The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials 2” on discounted price.

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My favourite books ever. Also the first book from The Book of Dust is finally out next month!!
...and if you can't wait for La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust Volume 1), Pullman published an extract (I think it may be Chapter 1 in its entirety) on <em>The Guardian</em>. All very exciting!

Thanks everybody for voting. I don't post often and this is the hottest one yet!

C.//
Xxx.

PS: I do agree that The Amber Spyglass isn't as strong as the others. I felt that keenly before and I'm rereading it now and feel it again. BUT - I think patches of it are some of the best in the trilogy. No spoilers, now, but when Lyra, Will, Tialys and Salmakia visit that place - just heart rending!
Hdhdh7 h, 40 m ago

Book 2 is awesome, book 3*is terrible especially the ending



^This. Though I don't agree that Book 3 is terrible, the ending certainly is. I thought it was too rushed and a massive let-down.
I quite liked the film and was disappointed the financial crash came and they didn't make the rest. Hopefully one day they will reboot them and try again
I got the first two when I was at primary school in the late 90s. I still pinpoint me falling out of love with reading to when the Amber Spyglass was repeatedly delayed. Bought it to complete the set but never got around to completing it.

Eventually got round to reading all three again, in sequence, in my early 20s and I couldn't put them down. I still think the Northern Lights is the strongest but the Amber Spyglass is still a good read.
Ooh, can I buy this as a gift?

I loved the series, didn't know there was a TV series coming!! 😁 (hope it's better than the film)

Looking forward to the new book too... I think that's next month, and it's set in the same 'world'. My local water stones had a half price preorder offer for it, Idk if it's a good deal though.
Edited by: "gemniz" 15th Sep 2017
Excellent books. Bought the audio books version as well a few years back. Superb.
Expired. Sad.
Excellent trilogy. Read them all on a chill-out holiday in Menorca back in 2004. 'The Subtle Knife' is my personal favourite.
Brilliant trilogy!!
Nice! Thanks for posting!
OttovonPrimark13 h, 2 m ago

^This. Though I don't agree that Book 3 is terrible, the ending certainly …^This. Though I don't agree that Book 3 is terrible, the ending certainly is. I thought it was too rushed and a massive let-down.

Great username
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