Book Review: Northern Lights (His Dark Materials #1) by Philip Pullman

“You cannot change what you are, only what you do.”

The first book in Philip Pullman‘s His Dark Materials series and originally published in 2011, Northern Lights (also known as The Golden Compass) follows Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon, Pantalaimon, who reside at Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where armoured bears fight to rule their own kingdoms, and clans of witches flying through the night’s sky.

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