The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman

The first in Pullman’s Dark Materials trilogy, The Golden Compass is the best fantasy novel i’ve read for some time. Finally an author adventurous enough to not use stereotypical characters like elves, dwarves, trolls, dragons etc on “an epic quest to save life the universe and everything”. Now to read the 2nd and 3rd books in the trilogy The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass respectively.

Postscript: the The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass were just as good, I recommend reading the whole series.

One Reply to “The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman”

  1. Try Steven Erikson. The man is incredible. Admittedly, I haven’t read Pullman yet, but for my money, Erikson is the most original, powerful and intense fantasy author out there

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