The Golden Compass (bk 1): Lyra Belacqua is an orphan who lives her life at Oxford’s Jordan College. Then everything changes… Her uncle, Lord Asriel, finds proof of a strange material – Dust. A hidden city in the Northern Lights suggest an entirely different universe. Asriel leaves Lyra to study the Lights and keeps her with another scholar and explorer, Mrs. Coulter, that seems to treat her better than Lord Asriel ever did. Lyra travels all the way to the North in search of her friend, Roger, with a rare device that she must keep safe. Who can she trust? There are children are vanishing everywhere. With the help of some strange companions, she goes on an adventure to save her friends, and stop the evil conspiracies of others.
The Subtle Knife (bk 2): Lost again in another world, Lyra finds Will. This is a new world where soul-eating monsters roam the streets and witches fly with angels. Lyra is looking for the meaning of Dark Matter, and Will for his missing father. Neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives and their destinies are bound together . . . until they are split apart.
The Amber Spyglass (bk 3): In the last book of the trilogy, Lyra and Will are in huge danger. With help from a strange bear and two spies, they need to go to a world where no living soul has ever gone. At the same time, Dr. Mary Malone builds an Amber Spyglass. Lord Asriel, with angels, journey to a battle of strange allies. As war continues and Dust drains from the sky, the fate of the living—and the dead—finally comes to depend on two children and the simple truth of one simple story.
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