The Subtle Knife

by Phillip Pullman | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0590112899 Global Overview for this book
Registered by kinedi of Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on 6/20/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by kinedi from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Monday, June 20, 2005
At the end of The Northern Lights, Lyra Silvertongue watched in fear and fascination as her father, Lord Asriel, created a bridge between worlds. Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon, are now lost in an alternate universe where they meet Will Parry, a fugitive from a third universe. Will has found a small window between Cittagazze (a place where children roam unchecked but invisible Specters suck the spirit out of adults) and his Oxford, which, with its Burger Kings and cars, is frighteningly different from the Oxford Lyra knows.

Will's father, an explorer, disappeared years ago, but recently some odd characters have started asking questions about him, and now, having accidentally killed one of them, Will is wanted by the police. Armed with the Subtle Knife, a tool that cuts any material (including that which separates universes) and Lyra's alethiometer, the children set out to find John Parry, with adults of various stripes in desperate pursuit.

Lyra's finest qualities, her courage and quick mind, are stretched to the limit as she has to lie, cheat and steal to keep herself and Will out of danger. However, she must also learn when to tell the truth and when to trust, for, though she does not yet know it, she has a huge part to play in the upcoming battle between Good and Evil.

Part Two of the His Dark Materials Trilogy

Journal Entry 2 by kinedi from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Friday, August 19, 2005
Now going out as a mini bookring to

1. RoryG, Finland
2. cheriepie, US
3. still-legbamel, US
4. lilygirl, US

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On its way to Finland now. Enjoy the book !

Journal Entry 4 by RoryG from Palmdale, California USA on Monday, August 29, 2005
This was waiting for me today :) Can't wait to get to this.

Journal Entry 5 by RoryG from Palmdale, California USA on Monday, September 05, 2005
I guess I'm hooked on this. I really want to read the last part :) It's not my absolute favourite series, but I find this definitely worth reading. I like when there are so many familiar names that sound (or are) Finnish. I haven't read much of fantasy before joining to BookCrossing, so, I basically have found a new genre through BC :)

I'll send this to cheriepie as soon as I get the address.

Edit 08.09.2005: I sent the book to cheriepie today.

Journal Entry 6 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Friday, September 23, 2005
This one arrived today. I've a few other rings ahead of it to catch up on first, but will be getting to it shortly. Thanks kinedi! :)

UPDATE 09-OCT-2005: Starting this today.

Journal Entry 7 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Sunday, October 16, 2005
In many ways, I liked this book even better than the first one, Northern Lights (aka The Golden Compass). I liked how they moved between 3 different worlds, and how there were many different subplots going on. There was one thing I didn't like however...

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...and that's the cliffhanger ending. We're left wondering whether Lyra is alive or dead. I can only imagine that being a child, she escaped the wrath of the Spectres, but since Mrs. Coulter could also command the Spectres, she could've very likely swooped in while the Spectres were attacking the witches.

But then again, we know Lyra must be alive since there's still one more book in the trilogy and she figures so heavily into the story line. It's just that, after finishing this, I was left with the feeling that I had to read the 3rd book immediately to know what happened to Lyra.


So as I'll say again, I'm looking forward to the third and final book in this series, The Amber Spyglass.

I sent a PM off to still-legbamel on Friday night, and if I get a reply back before I leave for vacation on Tuesday the 18th, I'll get it out to her. Otherwise, it'll have to wait until after I get back sometime after the 25th of October.

UPDATE 17-Oct-2005:
Got still-legbamel's addy this morning so I put this in the mail to her today while I was out running errands.

Journal Entry 8 by legbamel from Fargo, North Dakota USA on Monday, October 24, 2005
Fantastic! I haven't quite finished this one yet, but I am going to have to hunt down a PC copy for myself. I was hooked from the first - while I like the first in the series this one is so much better. I actually let my kids play video games for two hours so that I could have uninterrupted reading time! Thank you, thank you for sending it on to me. If anyone else wants it, please let me know, otherwise I'll get an address and send it back from whence it came.

Journal Entry 9 by legbamel at USPS in Postal Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, November 28, 2005

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Yes, I finally managed to mail this one out! Unfortunately, it was a few days ago and I can't remember to whom I sent it, but suffice it to say it was a new person for the ring.

Journal Entry 10 by lilygirl from Salem, Oregon USA on Tuesday, December 13, 2005
I received this book on my way to work and devoured it at my desk (Shhh... don't tell my boss). One of my friends has long been warning me against this series and she says it tanks in the third book, but so far I am hooked.

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Journal Entry 12 by kinedi from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Book arrived back safely in the UK. Thanks everyone for participating in this bookring. Hope you all had a good Christmas and all the best wishes for 2006

Journal Entry 13 by kinedi at Queen Street Station in Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, June 08, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (6/11/2013 UTC) at Queen Street Station in Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom

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