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His Dark Materials Returns!

Post by Sammy » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:40 pm

I am literally SO excited. Phillip Pullman has announced that the first book of a new trilogy, The Book of Dust, will be released in October. The series will return to the story of Lyra Belacqua, and will begin when the heroine is a baby, and move on to when she is 20 years old. It's not a 'prequel' or a 'sequel' but an 'equal'. It's a different story which begins roughly 10 years before His Dark Materials and ends roughly 10 years after.

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Re: His Dark Materials Returns!

Post by Forge » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:50 pm

Yessss!

I loved these books when I was younger. It's exciting to see a return to them.
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Re: His Dark Materials Returns!

Post by Sammy » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:54 pm

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Yessss!

I loved these books when I was younger. It's exciting to see a return to them.
I knew you would be! I am literally dancing around the office with excitement. :bounce: :squee:
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Re: His Dark Materials Returns!

Post by Forge » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:14 pm

If I were more the dancing type, there would have been dancing. Definitely managed a rhythmic shuffle, though.

I'm itching to know what direction he's taking it in. With the prequel-y bits, we could find out more about her mammy and pappy, which is awesome. And I'll confess, there's a part of me that really wants to see Lyra and the "ordinary boy" reunited in their twenties xD

Gonna have to re-read them at some point.
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Re: His Dark Materials Returns!

Post by Sammy » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:17 pm

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If I were more the dancing type, there would have been dancing. Definitely managed a rhythmic shuffle, though.

I'm itching to know what direction he's taking it in. With the prequel-y bits, we could find out more about her mammy and pappy, which is awesome. And I'll confess, there's a part of me that really wants to see Lyra and the "ordinary boy" reunited in their twenties xD

Gonna have to re-read them at some point.
Yup, I'm going to re-read the series in September I think. Been sooooo long.
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Re: His Dark Materials Returns!

Post by Forge » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:52 pm

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Yup, I'm going to re-read the series in September I think. Been sooooo long.
Likewise, I think. Maybe before, depending on how my reading list shapes up.
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Re: His Dark Materials Returns!

Post by Sammy » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:34 pm

Not too long now in case anyone else, like me, is planning on re-reading the original trilogy in preparation!
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Re: His Dark Materials Returns!

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Doing my reread on holiday, methinks.
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Re: His Dark Materials Returns!

Post by Sammy » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:01 am

Some additional Book of Dust information!
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Re: His Dark Materials Returns!

Post by Forge » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:22 am

Ah jesus. I'm so excited for this. Didn't manage my reread on holiday, so that's still to come.
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Re: His Dark Materials Returns!

Post by Sammy » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:48 am

Amazed how little of the last book I can remember. Didn't even know what The Amber Spyglass referred to until I got there!
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Re: His Dark Materials Returns!

Post by Fireynay » Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:00 am

OH. Em. Gee!!! I'd heard about this but had no idea it was so imminent! So excited right now, His Dark Materials is my second favourite series after Harry Potter.
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Re: His Dark Materials Returns!

Post by Forge » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:41 am

Just finished this tonight, and ah man. It's every bit as good as I remember. Cannot wait for Book of Dust, now.
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Re: His Dark Materials Returns!

Post by Sammy » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:17 am

Tomorrow! Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
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Re: His Dark Materials Returns!

Post by Fireynay » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:13 am

Ahhhh whaaaat? I completely forgot about this and not even reread His Dark Materials! I have a few star points from work, so hopefully I can use them to buy it and read in the car on the way up to Manchester. I'll have to check this out!
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Re: His Dark Materials Returns!

Post by Sammy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:38 am

Fireynay wrote:
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Ahhhh whaaaat? I completely forgot about this and not even reread His Dark Materials! I have a few star points from work, so hopefully I can use them to buy it and read in the car on the way up to Manchester. I'll have to check this out!
Did you ever get it finished, Nay?
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Re: His Dark Materials Returns!

Post by Fireynay » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:50 am

Not yet ☹, I'm struggling to find the time to sit and read. I'll definitely have some time over Christmas though, so fingers crossed I can get it finished!
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