Title: The Subtle Knife ***RARE -- SIGNED -- ...
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, NY
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket As Issued
Edition: 1st American Edition, 1st Printing.
Book Type: Advanced Reading Copy (ARC)
ADVANCE READING COPY (ARC). First American Edition (True First Edition, precedes UK edition) of the Uncorrected Proof. Unread Fine copy, very slight curl to the tip of the front cover lower corner, small section (less than 1/2" X 1/4") of the top blue cover layer has been removed (leaving the lower blue layer) from front cover upper corner (similar effect happens when you remove a piece of tape - it takes the top layer it was stuck to, but leaves the lower layers). NO creases, NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. Bookseller Inventory # 000990
Synopsis: ? The most magnificent fantasy series since The Lord of the Rings.? --The Oregonian
Lost in a new world, Lyra finds Will--a boy on the run, a murderer--a worthy and welcome ally. For this is a world where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and witches share the skies with troops of angels.
Each is searching--Lyra for the meaning of Dark Matter, Will for his missing father?but what they find instead is a deadly secret, a knife of untold power. And neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives, their loves, their destinies are bound together . . . until they are split apart.
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A Newsweek Top 100 Book of All Time
An Entertainment Weekly All-Time Greatest Novel
?The story gallops with ferocious momentum.? -- The New York Times Book Review
?Pullman?s imagination soars. . . . A literary rollercoaster ride you won?t want to miss.? -- The Boston Globe
?Destined to become a classic.? --Detroit Free Press
? The Subtle Knife is as absorbing and irresistible as The Golden Compass--and even more so, as powerful forces are set in motion. A brilliantly conceived work.? --Lloyd Alexander, author of the Prydain Chronicles, and Newbery Medalist for The High King
Product Description: Here is the highly anticipated second installment of Philip Pullman's epic fantasy trilogy, begun with the critically acclaimed The Golden Compass. Lyra and Will, her newfound friend, tumble separately into the strange tropical otherworld of Cittàgazze, "the city of magpies," where adults are curiously absent and children run wild. Here their lives become inextricably entwined when Lyra's alethiometer gives her a simple command: find Will's father. Their search is plagued with obstacles--some familiar and some horribly new and unfathomable--but it eventually brings them closer to Will's father and to the Subtle Knife, a deadly, magical, ancient tool that cuts windows between worlds. Through it all, Will and Lyra find themselves hurtling toward the center of a fierce battle against a force so awesome that leagues of mortals, witches, beasts, and spirits from every world are uniting in fear and anger against it. This breathtaking sequel will leave readers eager for the third and final volume of His Dark Materials.
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