Note! Publishing date: Fall 2019.
The Secret Commonwealth is the second book in The Book of Dust trilogy by Philip Pullman, which is set in the world of the His Dark Materials trilogy.
It will be set twenty years after the events of La Belle Sauvage, and ten years after the events of the His Dark Materials trilogy. It will feature Lyra Silvertongue as a twenty-year-old undergraduate, travelling to Central Asia via the Levant.
Philip Pullman (born 1946) is an English writer. He is the best-selling author of His Dark Materials, a trilogy of fantasy novels, and a number of other books.
Pullman was born in Norwich. The family travelled with his RAF pilot father's job, including to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), where he spent time at school. His father was killed in a plane crash in 1953 when Pullman was seven. His mother remarried and with a move to Australia came Pullman's discovery of comic books including Superman and Batman. From 1957 he was educated at Ysgol Ardudwy school in Wales and spent time in Norfolk with his grandfather, a clergyman. Around this time Pullman discovered John Milton's Paradise Lost, which would ... (more)