You may have seen this week that the second instalment in Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust series has had a cover reveal! Volume Two, named The Secret Commonwealth, takes place after the events of His Dark Materials and follows 20-year-old Lyra across the world as she hunts for a town haunted by daemons. The novel is set to be released on October 3rd, 2019, and the publishers have just revealed the stunning cover art, illustrated by Chris Wormell.
La Belle Sauvage is the first book in Philip Pullman’s second trilogy to take place in the world of His Dark Materials. Pullman describes the trilogy, named The Book of Dust, as an “equel” rather than a prequel or a sequel to the events of His Dark Materials. La Belle Sauvage takes place prior to the events of the first trilogy and follows a young innkeeper’s son, Malcolm Polstead, as he tries to protect baby Lyra from the forces that seek to do her harm. This is the story of how little Lyra ended up in the care of the scholars of Jordan College.
It’s been a great week for ‘His Dark Materials’ fans!