Serpentine: A short story from the world of His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust

Children's, New & Recommended, Teenage & Young Adult
Hardback Published on: 15/10/2020
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Lyra Silvertongue and her daemon Pantalaimon have left the events of His Dark Materials behind. Here in this snapshot of their forever-changed lives they return to the North to revisit an old friend where we will learn that things are not exactly as they seem.

The perfect re-entry for fans of His Dark Materials and a wonderful companion to The Book of Dust. Serpentine is a brand-new treat for Pullman fans old and new.

  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
  • ISBN: 9780241475249
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Weight: 141g
  • Dimensions: 184 x 119 x 14 mm

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Another satisfying return
Yes it is short but so very worth it. Another welcome return to the infamous world, of His Dark Materials. Will take these “snap shots” anytime.
Samantha Burns
Absolute rip off
The story itself was ok nothing special like the other Lyra books. Luckily this was an ARC copy so there was no cost to myself had I had to pay for this I ... READ MORE
Alison Vicary
Short and sweet
A very quick visit to Lyra and Pan briefly back in the Arctic in the time following the Amber Spyglass. This short story is worth the investment for the b... READ MORE
T Edwards
Serpentine by Philip Pullman
I really enjoyed this short story of Lyra and Pantalaimon where they visit an old friend in the North. They were able to enjoy this visit without having t... READ MORE
Gill Symons
Expensive and disappointing
Read this book within 20 minutes. It’s exceptionally short and not worth the money! However, that’s not the only reason I have given 1 star. I expected the... READ MORE
andrea smith
The perfect quick read
Bought as a present during lockdown and read by my daughter in one toddler-nap sitting! She described it as ‘a little joy to read’. Philip Pullman writes... READ MORE
John Pearson
Final Chapter?
This short story just pulls all the bits and pieces of Lyra's complicated relationship with Pan together. All the unsaid feelings, wondering what really ha... READ MORE
karen-lesley dunmore
Lovely little story
Serpentine is a very lovely look into the relationship between Lyra and Pan, after the events in The Amber Spyglass and their separation. It’s barely more ... READ MORE
The Bookish Historian
Beautiful insight
This novella would make a wonderful Christmas present for devotees of His Dark Materials trilogy. The artwork is amazing and really complements the writin... READ MORE
Waterstones, why?
Why would you have a book - any book - in the January sale that's 'only available to collect in store' during COVID-19 lockdown? Your stores are closed.
I don’t think I was ready for just how short this book was going to be. I read it while sitting in the car while my daughter was at swimming club (with ple... READ MORE
Phil Evans
Good but short
Received this book as a gift (I requested it) and the story is lovely...but it's very short!