The Book of Dust ★★★☆☆

The Book of Dust (La Belle Sauvage: Volume 1) ★★★☆☆
Philip Pullman

Genre(s) | Fantasy, Young Adult
Goodreads Rating | 4.34
Humpo Show Rating | 3.4
Published: 2017
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them, a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua. He is thrust into the position of protector for Lyra following a biblical flood. Accompanied by headstrong Alice, they both do their best to protect her from the all-powerful Magesterium- who see her as dangerous and important- to navigate the flood and deliver Lyra to her father in London. Continue reading