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The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass : 4.7 (14)
Serie: His Dark Materials
Genre: heroic
In a landmark epic of fantasy and storytelling, Philip Pullman invites readers into a world as convincing and thoroughly realized as Narnia, Earthsea, or Redwall. Here lives an orphaned ward named Lyra Belacqua, whose carefree life among the scholars at Oxford's Jordan College is shattered by the arrival of two powerful visitors. First, her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, appears with evidence of mystery and danger in the far North, including photographs of a mysterious celestial phenomenon called Dust and the dim outline of a city suspended in the Aurora Borealis that he suspects is part of an alternate universe. He leaves Lyra in the care of Mrs. Coulter, an enigmatic scholar and explorer who offers to give Lyra the attention her uncle has long refused her. In this multilayered narrative, however, nothing is as it seems. Lyra sets out for the top of the world in search of her kidnapped playmate, Roger, bearing a rare truth-telling instrument, the compass of the title. All around her children are disappearingvictims of so-called 'Gobblers'and being used as subjects in terrible experiments that separate humans from their daemons, creatures that reflect each person's inner being. And somehow, both Lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter are involved. The Golden Compass forms the first part of a story in three volumes. The first volume is set in a universe like ours, but different in many ways. The second volume is set partly in the universe we know. The third volume will move between the universes.

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  1. Philip Pullman The Golden Compass
  2. Part One Oxford
  3. One The Decanter of Tokay
  4. Two The Idea Of North
  5. Three Lyra s Jordan
  6. Four The Alethiometer
  7. Five The Cocktail Party
  8. Six The Throwing Nets
  9. Seven John Faa
  10. Eight Frustration
  11. Nine The Spies
  12. Part Two Bolvangar
  13. Ten The Consul And The Bear
  14. Eleven Armor
  15. Twelve The Lost Boy
  16. Thirteen Fencing
  17. Fourteen Bolvangar Lights
  18. Fifteen The Daemon Cages
  19. Sixteen The Silver Guillotine
  20. Seventeen The Witches
  21. Part Three Svalbard
  22. Eighteen Fog And Ice
  23. Nineteen Captivity
  24. Twenty Mortal Combat
  25. Twenty-One Lord Asriels Welcome
  26. Twenty-Two Betrayal
  27. Twenty-Three The Bridge To The Stars
  28. Notes

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