La Belle Sauvage The Book of Dust #1 by Philip Pullman
Absolutely Divine Read…La Belle Sauvage The Book of Dust #1
by Philip Pullman
(Suitable ages 12-Adult)
This beautifully evocative novel spins delicate tendrils of magic around you as delve into the Dickenson world of Philip Pullman’s London.
Newly released, it is the prequel to ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy or ‘The Golden Compass’, as it is also known.
Here we meet young Malcolm, a publican’s son and Alice a serving girl, who with their daemons- animal like creatures who are a reflection of both your conscience and your soul- are two very unlikely but hugely likeable heroes.
This book has something for everyone, it’s a wondrously strange quest, a search for morality and with its references to political and religious oppression it is truly a book for our times. Easily read as an introduction to Philip Pullman or a stand-alone book, I adored this novel.
Review by Nicole @ Great Escape Books