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The Subtle Knife

by Phillip Pullma


Will is 12 years old and he's just killed a man. Determined to discover the truth about his father's disappearance, Will steps through a window into another world. There, he meets a girl called Lyra who, like himself, is on a mission which she intends to carry out at all costs.

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ISBN: 0375846727
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...Generated by ABC Amber LIT Converter, http://www.processtext.com/abclit.html Lyra came to look. "I didn't know this was here," she said. "Oh! It's cold." Her daemon had changed again, and become a huge, brightly colored butterfly, which fluttered into the fridge briefly and out again at once to settle on her shoulder. The butterfly raised and lowered his wings slowly. Will felt he shouldn't stare, though his head was ringing with the strangeness of it. "Haven't you seen a fridge before?" he said. He found a can of cola and handed it to her before taking out a tray of eggs. She pressed the can between her palms with pleasure. "Drink it, then," he said. She looked at it, frowning. She didn't know how to open it. He snapped the lid for her, and the drink frothed out. She licked it suspiciously, and then her eyes opened wide. "This is good?" she said, her voice half hoping and half fearful. "Yeah. They have Coke in this world, obviously. Look, I'll drink some to prove it...




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