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The Secret Commonwealth

(2019)
(The second book in the Book of Dust series)
A novel by

 
 
It is 20 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 listeners 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, best-selling 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 20 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.

The Secret Commonwealth is truly a book for our times; a powerful adventure and a thought-provoking look at what it is to understand yourself, to grow up and make sense of the world around you. This is story-telling at its very best from one of our greatest writers.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

October 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust, Volume 2)
Author(s): Philip Pullman
ISBN: 0-553-51066-5 / 978-0-553-51066-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two
Author(s): Philip Pullman
ISBN: 0-241-37333-6 / 978-0-241-37333-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin and David Fickling Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


October 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust, Volume 2)
Author(s): Philip Pullman
ISBN: 0-553-51067-3 / 978-0-553-51067-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

October 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two
Author(s): Philip Pullman
ISBN: 0-241-37334-4 / 978-0-241-37334-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin and David Fickling Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust, Volume 2)
Author(s): Philip Pullman
ISBN: 0-593-10518-4 / 978-0-593-10518-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two
Author(s): Philip Pullman
ISBN: 0-241-37935-0 / 978-0-241-37935-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin and David Fickling Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two
Author(s): Philip Pullman
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


October 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two
Author(s): Philip Pullman
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two
Author(s): Philip Pullman
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust, Volume 2)
Author(s): Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two
Author(s): Philip Pullman
Publisher: Penguin and David Fickling Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU