Denver Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club


Covers for 2001 Del Rey USA reissue paperbacks

Golden Compass book cover Subtle Knife book cover Amber Spyglass book cover

The Golden Compass
Book 1 (1995)

The Subtle Knife
Book 2 (1997)

The Amber Spyglass
Book 3 (2000)

His Dark Materials trilogy cover art (book one and book two) by Steven Rawlings
The Golden Compass - 351 pages | The Sutble Knife - 288 pages | The Amber Spyglass - 465 pages
First American paperback edition of The Amber Spyglass

From the back cover of The Golden Compass:
        It was no ordinary life for a young girl: living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College and tearing unsupervised through Oxford's motley streets on mad quests for adventure. But Lyra's greatest adventure would begin closer to home the day she heard the hushed talk of an extraordinary particle. Microscopic in size, the magical Dust -- found only in the vast Arctic expanse of the North -- was rumored to possess profound properties that could unite whole universes. But there were those who feared the particle and would stop at nothing to destroy it.
       Catapulted into the heart of a terrible struggle, Lyra was forced to seek aid from clans, gyptians, and formidable armored bears. And as she journeyed into unbelievable danger, she had not the faintest clue that she alone was destined to win, or to lose, this more than mortal battle....

From the back cover of The Subtle Knife:
       Having slipped through a newly formed astral portal, the intrepid Lyra finds herself in the beautiful, haunted world of Cittągazze -- a city where soul eating Specters stalk the streets and the wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies. For young Will Parry, in search of his father, has also stumbled into this strange new realm via a magic gateway.
       Together the enlightened pair forge ahead on a perilous journey between worlds teeming with witches, angels, and sorcery -- and uncover a deadly secret: an object of extraordinary and devastating power. But with every step, they move closer to an even greater threat -- and the shattering truth of their own destiny...

Amber Spyglass inside cover From inside cover of The Amber Spyglass:
(there's no book description on the back cover)

art by Steven Rawlings

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