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The Secret Commonwealth

(The Book of Dust #2)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  97 ratings  ·  18 reviews
"It's a stunning achievement, this universe Pullman has created and continues to build on." --The New York Times

Return to the parallel world of His Dark Materials in the second volume of Philip Pullman's new bestselling masterwork The Book of Dust, and discover what comes next for Lyra, "one of fantasy's most indelible characters." (The New York Times Magazine)

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Hardcover, 544 pages
Expected publication: October 3rd 2019 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Cassandra I'm pretty sure they won't. Although devastatingly sad, it was the right ending that the worlds be closed - they can meet in the world of the dead I…moreI'm pretty sure they won't. Although devastatingly sad, it was the right ending that the worlds be closed - they can meet in the world of the dead I guess, but they'd have to die for that. We'll see!(less)
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Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
His Dark Materials shattered my heart as a kid...

I've been dreaming of a book about adult Lyra ever since!!
☙ percy ❧
Nov 13, 2017 marked it as tbr-unreleased  ·  review of another edition
"lyra silvertongue as a twenty year old"

"lyra silvertongue as a twenty year old"

"lyra silvertongue as a twenty year old"

"LYRA SILVERTONGUE AS A TWENTY YEAR OLD"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

am actually losin me shit, one of the reasons why la belle sauvage wasn't as good as hdm was because lyra wasn't in it (well i mean she was, but she was 8 months old) but this.... BUT THIS
Hannah
Apr 09, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Why the hell are people rating this book one star when it's not even out yet and there's no way they could possibly have read it?? It makes me so mad ¬¬
Kristen
May 31, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
3/5/19 - Ayo, after 35 years of waiting, it has a tentative release date!

La Belle Sauvage was my biggest disappointment of 2017, and yet I keep obsessively checking for the release date for this book. I really hope it comes out this year. I wants it, Precious. And I wants it to be good.
Shima
I was excited about La Bella Sauvage AND its sequel, which I imagined would follow Malcum's adventures.
But a book with (relatively) grown-up Lyra, set AFTER the original trilogy?
It's not the stuff dreams are made of, but the stuff I never even dared dream of.
Alyson Kent
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
EEEEK! THE SHORT DESCRIPTION!!!
Madisson ✨
05/11/2017: it already has a title??
Michelle (Crazy Cat Lady)
Oct 03, 2018 marked it as finish-the-series_to-acquire  ·  review of another edition
This is the book I've wanted since I finished the original HDM trilogy, and it's going to be longer than a year's wait since La Belle Sauvage. Not fair!!!!
Benji
Mar 01, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I don't think I've ever been more excited for a book in my entire life. 19 years since that Oxford Botanical Gardens scene. Good grief.
Olga
Jan 04, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
UPD Wow! It's here!
Published October 3rd
Hm... Right on my birthday. Fate?))))

Mr Pullman, please! do not become J. Martin !!! Give us a date of release! I want to see adult Lyra too much...
Cassandra
May 12, 2019 marked it as to-read-sequels
WE HAVE A BLURB!!!!!!!
Bibliyowhan Blackthorn ➰
Blurb: Seven years after the events of The Amber Spyglass...

Me:
description
JohnMountfort
Mar 06, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I recently attended the course entitled "This is the Plot of My Book." First of all, I thought the title was deceptive. The lectures were actually delivered by an interdisciplinary team of experts on the author's work, each person offering an identical perspective on the plot while in fact hewing so closely to the facts of the novel that the lecture actually served as a lengthy, drawn out synopsis. Often they would interleave their comments in a strange way. Usually it was like this: the lecture ...more
Jennifer Oliveira
28/02/19: I really liked La Belle Sauvage, so I'm excited for this. It's sounding really Lyra centric though and I really didn't want that, we already have His Dark Materials about Lyra. I was expecting it to be more about Malcolm, and hoping for it too because I really liked the character. We'll see I guess!
Ellen
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great prequel to the Golden Compass (His Dark Materials) series, I liked it as much if not better than the original - can't wait for the sequels.
Drew Johnson
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy Shit!!
Bettie
Jun 07, 2019 marked it as wish-list  ·  review of another edition
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Noah
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Guys, guys, guys!!!

It's gonna be 704 pages long!!!

Oh, I am so excited.
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In 1946, acclaimed author Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England, into a Protestant family. Although his beloved grandfather was an Anglican priest, Pullman became an atheist in his teenage years. He graduated from Exeter College in Oxford with a degree in English, and spent 23 years as a teacher while working on publishing 13 books and numerous short stories. Pullman has received many awards ...more

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