Philip Pullman's New His Dark Material Book, La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One, is Out Now!

The long-awaited follow-up to the groundbreaking His Dark Materials begins today!

Philip Pullman's long-awaited "equel" to His Dark Materials begins today!

The Book Of Dust
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The Book Of Dust is a 3 part series that takes place both before and after the original trilogy

Book one, La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One, is out now, and is a dark, political, creepy, upsetting, but excellent read. 

It's set when Lyra is a baby, and follows Malcolm Polstead, a boy who becomes her servant for life upon setting eyes on her. It's not a barrel of laughs – it's chilling, bleak, tragic and disturbing – but it's great to return to the world of daemons and alethiometers.

The US edition
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Not a keen reader? There's an audiobook.

It's read by Michael Sheen, from the Twilight movies! That means he got to read it before anyone else, doesn't it? Not fair!

Michael Sheen recording the audiobook
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Part 2 is already finished

It'll be called The Secret Commonwealth, set a decade after the end of The Amber Spyglass, but no release date has been announced yet. Philip Pullman is still working on part 3. Can't wait!

Philip Pullman not writing fast enough
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