• La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
  • La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
  • La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
  • La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
  • La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
  • La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
  • La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
  • La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One: From the world of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

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Paperback Published on: 06/09/2018
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La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
Baby Lyra
I’ve had the special edition of La Belle Sauvage with the Lynx daemon sat on my shelves since it was released but never got around to reading it. Set twel... READ MORE
Big Bearded Bookseller
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
Neither Prequel nor Sequel
Philip Pullman is adamant that The Book of Dust is neither a prequel nor a sequel to His Dark Materials but an ‘equel’. La Belle Sauvage is the first of wh... READ MORE
Jane Mac

Synopsis

Think what is at stake. The right we have to speak and think freely… all that would be destroyed. That is worth fighting for, don’t you agree? Set in the world so masterfully established by Philip Pullman in his trilogy His Dark Materials, La Belle Sauvage is a story of survival, where two children, with everything at stake, find themselves pursued by a terrifying evil. In their care is a tiny child, and in that child lies the fate of the future. Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford, on the banks of the River Thames which Malcolm navigates using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage. Across the River is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live in quiet seclusion. But Oxford’s peace is about to be shattered. When Malcolm learns the nuns have an unusual guest with them, a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua, he finds himself drawn into a dangerous world of secrets, intrigue and vengeance. A world where powerful agents compete for mastery of the elements that shape Malcolm’s world; above all, Dust - salvation to some, the source of infinite evil to others.  And all the while an ancient, slumbering world is awakening. Slowly but surely, the waters are rising…  Seventeen years after Philip Pullman’s third volume of His Dark Materials trilogy sealed the door on Dust, daemons, witches and armoured bears, a tantalising new beginning now lies open.  A brand new chapter, as enthralling for fledgling Pullman readers as for ardent fans.  The Lord of Dust, creator of daemons and spinner of the finest fairy tales, Philip Pullman is one of the world’s greatest and most influential storytellers. His wide-ranging body of work encompasses books for both adults and children. Find out more about Philip Pullman, The Book of Dust and His Dark Materials on our Philip Pullman page.

  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
  • ISBN: 9780241365854
  • Number of pages: 592
  • Weight: 467g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 35 mm

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La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
A perfect adventure
I didn't get around to reading this when it came out in 2017 and to catch up, I've done something I'm increasingly turning to - bought it again as an audio... READ MORE
Blue Book Balloon
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
Disappointed
I loved His Dark Materials as both a child and an adult, so I was excited to read this one. However, I couldn't have been more disappointed. The story and ... READ MORE
Katie Kelly
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
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Ben Parish
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
I waited for this with bated breath and...
I was not disappointed. His Dark Materials trilogy was the work that really cemented my love of books. I read the series aged 11 and I was so excited to re... READ MORE
Helen Naylor
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
Wonderfully Exciting.
After reading the 1st three books several times over the years, I wasn't convinced that starting from the beginning again would work with me but as always,... READ MORE
Kim Parker
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
I think this book is great. It is so detailed in describing this parallel world and is a brilliant prequel to ‘his dark materials’. I like how the adventur... READ MORE
Ben Hales
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
Enjoyable for fans of the world with dust
Having read the original trilogy 10 years ago, I enjoyed revisting the world of zepllins and Daemons. It's an excellent mix of bravery, deception and desti... READ MORE
Sasha Jackson
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
Brilliant book, would recommend.
I finished this book not more than 5 minutes ago and can safely say it's one of the best books I have read. Although it has a slow start, the book is fille... READ MORE
Andreew Seymour
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
Addictive reading!
I bought this title to see if my 12 year old son would be interested in the series. I decided to read it first and I'm glad I did as although I have thorou... READ MORE
Ruth Woods
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
A welcome return to Lyra’s world
I was sceptical a prequel could manage the excitement and drama of the original trilogy - after all, we know where Lyra grows up - but my concerns were ill... READ MORE
Jay Williams
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
Absolute Must Read!
Where can I even start with this wonderful, masterfully written book? La Belle Sauvage is a book created by a children's author (Philip Pullman) who manag... READ MORE
Caldo