Author: Philip Pullman

The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman

The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman

The Ruby in the Smoke called out to me not because of any merit of its own, but because it was written by Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials.  Usually, when I enjoy an author’s work as much as I enjoyed The Golden Compass, it only makes sense to try some of his other series, yeah? I have some mixed feelings about The Ruby in the Smoke. On the one hand, I really liked the characters as a general rule.  Each had his or her own quirks.  They were a little bit stereotyped to what would have been common to their class, […]

Posted November 11, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

Malcolm has heard strange rumors about the baby with the nuns. It’s said she’s the daughter of a powerful man and the woman who started the League of St. Alexander.  It’s said the CCD is looking for her.  It’s said she’s the answer to a prophecy.  When Malcolm sees the little girl, he doesn’t see what the big deal is.  She’s cute, but she’s just a baby – how could she be so dangerous. Malcolm is certainly about to find out as he is whisked away into a world of secrets and spies.  When the biggest flood London has ever […]

Posted November 26, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Once Upon A Time in the North by Philip Pullman

Once Upon A Time in the North by Philip Pullman

Welcome back to Lyra’s world. Once Upon a Time in the North is a fun little novella that gives fans of His Dark Materials a little peek into the life of aeronaut Lee Scorseby, his daemon Hester, and the armored bear Iorek Byrnison.  This story is definitely more of a snapshot than a complete story, and frankly, it just left me with more questions about Lee’s history!  But it was still loads of fun to read a little about these characters outside of their roles in His Dark Materials. While this book is short, it’s bloody. Even in his youth, Lee […]

Posted September 27, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //