This is an amazing edition of the book. The three books that make up the trilogy are compiled into one big book with a beautifully illustrated cover. It is a hard back book and is brand new. I would recommend this to anyone who loves to read at home because it is rather big to carry around in your school bag all day
I'll not rehash over the story, it's fantastic and I strongly recommend any one who likes young adult fantasy books to leap on this. I can guarantee you won't be bored, and it's not one of those books we all know too well that is basically someone else's story retold. I first read this in those blurry days after Harry Potter when I was trying to find another series of young adult/magic books to get into. Whilst the 2 books are nothing similar, I still am glad I read this in the aftermath.
That aside, what I am writing this review for is to communicate how large this edition of the book is. I brought this for a friend for her birthday, and it heralded its arrival with a booming at the door and a postman bundling this large box into my arms. Opening it, I discovered a book of epic proportions, the cat's face on the front is practically life-sized! It wouldn't have put me off buying it per say, but it's a hell of book. If like me, you enjoy reading out and about then this is not the edition for you. Yet on the other hand, it does make me feel like the pagemaster pursing through this tome.... Decisions, decisions!
This is a great collection book. It's heavy and big, the font a bit too small and the pages very thin. I really love it. The stories are originals from a great writer. He is able to change a few details of our world and make it exquisite. I love books where the main characters are children coming of age through quests and complicate ordeals. I got this extra copy because it has the three books in just one volume.
I had watched the movie The Golden Compass which was apparently based on the 1st book in His Dark Materials "Northern Lights" & wanted to find out what happens to Lyra. The book is so much more detailed than the movie (obviously) & (some of the changes are appalling to be honest)