A novella. Illustrated by Tom Duxbury.
A story in the Arctic from the world of His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust by master storyteller, Philip Pullman.
'Lyra Silvertongue, you're very welcome... Yes, I know your new name. Serafina Pekkala told me everything about your exploits'
Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon have left the events of His Dark Materials far behind.
In this snapshot of their forever-changed lives they return to the North to visit an old friend,
where we will learn that things are not exactly as they seem...
Illustrated throughout by Tom Duxbury, the perfect re-entry for fans of His Dark Materials
and a wonderful companion to The Book of Dust, Serpentine is a brand-new special read for Pullman fans old and new.
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)