His Dark Materials
Part 2 - The Subtle Knife (Abridged)

Author: Philip Pullman
Starring: Ray Fearon, Emma Fielding, Peter Marinker and Jack Klaff
BBC Audio
RRP: £12.99
ISBN: 978 0 563 52903 3
Available 05 November 2007

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the second book in Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials. The Subtle Knife begins in Oxford, where Will Parry is desperate to discover the truth about his disappeared father. Climbing through an extraordinary window in the air, Will meets Lyra and her personal daemon - who we first met in Northern Lights. Together they embark on a fantastical quest which mixes science, theology and magic to stirring and exciting effect...

The award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy spans a multitude of worlds: The second instalment, The Subtle Knife, introduces Will Parry - a young boy in search of his long-lost explorer father. Will's discovery of an extraordinary 'window in the air' near the Oxford ring road leads him out of our world into the strange and unsettling Cittągazze. There he meets Lyra, a girl who is herself searching for something: the secret of the mystical substance Dust. Moving back and forth through the portal, Will and Lyra join forces in their quest.

As they make allies and enemies along the way, they also learn of the subtle knife. An object which many would kill to possess, the knife has incredible powers, and Will finds himself reluctantly in a fight for its possession. The subtle knife is a tool that was forged hundred of years previously by scientists. The knife has two purposes. It can create portals between worlds, and can also cut through any known material. Will is hoping that it will come in useful in his quest to track down his missing father.

Northern Lights has an all-star cast including Ray Fearon, Emma Fielding, Peter Marinker and Jack Klaff.

Fans of Pullman's original book will love this audio drama which helps to bring the characters vividly to life.

Pete Boomer

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