The Secret Commonwealth

The Secret Commonwealth Review

It is twenty years since the events of La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One unfolded and saw the baby Lyra Belacqua begin her life-changing journey.

It is seven years since readers left Lyra and the love of her young life, Will Parry, on a park bench in Oxford's Botanic Gardens at the end of the ground-breaking, bestselling His Dark Materials sequence.

Now, in The Secret Commonwealth, we meet Lyra Silvertongue. And she is no longer a child . . .

The second volume of Sir Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust sees Lyra, now twenty years old, and her daemon Pantalaimon, forced to navigate their relationship in a way they could never have imagined, and drawn into the complex and dangerous factions of a world that they had no idea existed.

Pulled along on his own journey too is Malcolm; once a boy with a boat and a mission to save a baby from the flood, now a man with a strong sense of duty and a desire to do what is right.

Theirs is a world at once familiar and extraordinary, and they must travel far beyond the edges of Oxford, across Europe and into Asia, in search for what is lost - a city haunted by daemons, a secret at the heart of a desert, and the mystery of the elusive Dust.

Title:The Secret Commonwealth
Edition Language:English

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  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    His Dark Materials shattered my heart as a kid...I've been dreaming of a book about adult Lyra ever since!!...

  • Hannah

    Why the hell are people rating this book one star when it's not even out yet and there's no way they could possibly have read it?? It makes me so mad ¬¬...

  • ? percy ?

    "lyra silvertongue as a twenty year old" "lyra silvertongue as a twenty year old" "lyra silvertongue as a twenty year old" "LYRA SILVERTONGUE AS A TWENTY YEAR OLD"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a...

  • Rachel

    Hey this review has spoilers so.I was really wanting to love this book, and His Dark Materials is basically still my favourite series ever. I don't really know where to begin, so I'm just going to mak...

  • Sara

    The Secret Commonwealth continues Lyra's story, many years after the conclusion of His Dark Materials, with a young woman adrift from her deamon and starting to understand who she really is in the wor...

  • Eleanor Slater

    I count myself very lucky to have been able to read an advance copy of this book - thank you Penguin Random House for making that happen!Think back to when you were little and a new book in a series y...

  • Kristen

    3/5/19 - Ayo, after 35 years of waiting, it has a tentative release date!La Belle Sauvage was my biggest disappointment of 2017, and yet I keep obsessively checking for the release date for this book....

  • Meg

    Northern Lights is quite possibly my favourite book of all time, and I actually really liked La Belle Sauvage despite the mixed reviews it got, so I was pretty confident that I'd love The Secret Commo...

  • Celeste

    Pullman has created something so special with Lyra’s world and the mythos of other worlds he set up in the original His Dark Materials trilogy. La Belle Sauvage, the first installment of this spin-o...

  • Daniela

    To review this book is an arduous task. I definitely had a few moments where I was just about to set it down and tell myself, no, no, I can’t. I did muddle through and was greatly rewarded. This sec...