The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman – (Review)

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)

Rating
4 / 5 Stars

Goodreads Description
Some books improve with age–the age of the reader, that is. Such is certainly the case with Philip Pullman’s heroic, at times heart-wrenching novel, The Golden Compass, a story ostensibly for children but one perhaps even better appreciated by adults. The protagonist of this complex fantasy is young Lyra Belacqua, a precocious orphan growing up within the precincts of Oxford University. But it quickly becomes clear that Lyra’s Oxford is not precisely like our own–nor is her world. For one thing, people there each have a personal dæmon, the manifestation of their soul in animal form. For another, hers is a universe in which science, theology, and magic are closely allied:

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Short Stories from Hogwarts by J.K. Rowling (Review) 

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists (Pottermore Presents, #2)Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies (Pottermore Presents, #1)Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide (Pottermore Presents, #3)

I am proud to reveal my review of the three new releases from J.K. Rowling, Short Stories from Hogwarts.  I’ve broken down my reviews per book and be warned:

THERE ARE SPOILERS AHEAD.

Though these books are not stories and are actually the history of the characters/places/objects from the series we’ve all come to know and love, I don’t want anyone upset that I ruined these three new releases for them.  That said – brace yourself!

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