I loved the book titled in North America The Golden Compass. And enjoyed the movie too.
Just this morning, sadly, I finished the next 2 books in the Trilogy and found them equally strong.
Highly recommended. Especially as audio books. The narrators on the versions from Audible.com are superb.
When will author Philip Pullman, an outspoken atheist, by the way, publish the next installment? I can hardly wait for the war between God and the fallen angels.
Pullman has written two companion pieces to the trilogy entitled, Lyra’s Oxford, and the newly released Once Upon a Time in the North. A third companion piece Pullman refers to as the “green book” will expand upon his character Will. He has plans for one more, the as-yet-unwritten The Book of Dust, which is tentatively set for release in 2009. This book is not a continuation of the trilogy but will include characters and events from His Dark Materials. …