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A stunning graphic novel adaptation of part one of Northern Lights, the first book in the His Dark Materials trilogy.

‘Without this child, we shall all die.’

Lyra Belacqua lives half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle – a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armoured bears.

As she hurtles towards danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win, or to lose, the biggest battle imaginable.

The first book in a stunning three-volume graphic novel adaptation of Northern Lights.



Daily Telegraph

The story’s signature fantasies are realized with compelling force. Skillfully translated back into English, Melchior-Durand and Oubrerie’s retelling will bring Pullman’s work new fans and give previous readers new pleasure.

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Superb . . . all-stops-out thrilling.

The Washington Post

A stunning, dense and deep novel . . . funny and unquenchably imaginative.


Pullman's writing is spellbinding, his storytelling brilliant.


His Dark Materials wasn't just the best children's book – it was also the most interesting fictional experiment of our times.

Reader's Digest

An eye-widening fantasy, a scorching thriller and a thought-provoking reflection on the human condition, this is a book that can be enjoyed at many levels.


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Formats & editions

  • EBook


    September 24, 2015

    RHCP Digital

    80 pages

    Online retailers

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    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    September 24, 2015

    RHCP Digital

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

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