“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
Philip Pullman’s La Belle Sauvage will be released on 19th October, the first in his new trilogy The Book of Dust. Set 10 years before Northern Lights, Pullman describes it as an ‘equel’, a new story that stands beside his first trilogy, featuring characters old and new. In anticipation we have decided to share some of our favourites from His Dark Materials.
Alice, Emily and Olivia xxx
Favourite Book: The Amber Spyglass
Childhood Memory: Searching for ‘Cloud Pine’ trees so that I could be like Serafina and fly…still looking to this day #nevergoingtogivethisdreamup
Favourite Character: Serafina Pekkala
Favourite Place: Cittàgazze
Terrified of: Mrs Coulter
Favourite Quote:“Argue with anything else, but don’t argue with your own nature” – The Amber Spyglass
Favourite Book: The Subtle Knife
Childhood Memory: Hoping I would find a door into another magical world.
Favourite Character: Lady Salmakia
Favourite Place: The Mulefa World
Terrified of: Spectres
Favourite Quote: “We shouldn’t live as if [other worlds] mattered more than this life in this world, because where we are is always the most important place.” – The Amber Spyglass
Favourite Book: Northern Lights
Childhood Memory: Imagining what daemon I would have (ideally a pig).
Favourite Character: Iorek Byrnison
Terrified of: Intercision
Favourite Quote: “You cannot change what you are, only what you do” – The Golden Compass
Illustrations by Olivia Dueser