Philip Pullman returns to His Dark Materials with the stunning follow-up La Belle Sauvage

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A decade before Lyra hides in the Retirement Room to spy on Lord Asriel, her birth coincides with dark forces sweeping through Brytain. Rain falls ceaselessly, a prophecy is made of a child who will destroy destiny, and the sinister Magisterium consolidates political power. Philip Pullman’s The Book Of Dust, a new…

Author Philip Pullman announces new His Dark Materials companion trilogy

It’s been 17 years since the conclusion of author Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy (and ten years since the forgettable big-screen adaptation of the first book), but today Pullman has announced that he’s returning to that series’ many universes for a new companion trilogy called The Book Of Dust. According…

Not Catching Fire: 21 YA adaptations that failed to launch franchises

It’s no great mystery why Hollywood keeps looking for material in the young-adult section of Barnes & Noble. When a YA series hits, it hits big. But for every Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, or Bella Swan, there are five Alex Riders; not every kid- or teen-lit character makes a profitable leap from page to screen.…