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A lot of the new additions to season 3 have been announced, but not the casting for either the Authority or Metatron. Who do you think will be playing the the big bad of the Amber Spyglass, along with the God of this series?
I’m new to the fandom, I’m almost done with Northern Lights and have seen the first episode of the show. I really like it so far!
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Check out what I just found.... A real life prototype of the Alethiometer in the form of an android application.
Just like the Alethiometer, you choose 3 symbols to pose a question, this application returns back a series of images from which you interpret an answer. It is a little different, but you get the idea.
Hi, I have a question.
In the series' season 2 episode 5, Lyra & Will realize the worlds are aligned so that X meters in 1 direction in 1 world equals the same in other worlds.
But in the first episode of the season, we see that Lyra walks from Azriel's window to Cittàgazze. But Azriel opened his window in the far north, while Cittàgazze is located in Oxford.
That means Lyra walked alone on foot from the far north to Oxford?
(I've read the books years ago and don't remember much.)
I started reading the series :D
Hi everyone! I just joined. I've been looking EVERYWHERE for the third part of the book of dust triology, but I can't seem to find it. Has it even been released yet?
Hi everyone, I'm new to this fansite, it's such a good thing to find an online forum where i can discuss about the book with people.
So I am writing an essay on the narrative techniques and style of HDM, and I want to link that with the moral messages that Pullman wants to convey to his readers. But what I have noticed is very little clue, for example, in the Golden Compass he uses an omniscent narrator voice + Lyra's point of view for the most part, so that Lyra's moral choices are easily accessible to readers and the morality internalized.
And I summarized one of the central theme of HDM as quest, quest for self, freedom and truth, quest for answering what it means to be human, etc.
Another theme is growing up, like you have to accept the part of you as adult.
My question for now is how to link the theme with the language use/narrative devices in the novel, which is bugging me for many many days.....
Can anyone help me a bit with any (salient) narrative techniques in HDM that help construct the characters or the books' themes, many thanks!
Okay okay, so I know I've been on this Fandom a lot, and at first, I really liked the books. But then, I started thinking (like one does when they have too much free time), and I realized how stupid these books actually are.
Here are all my issues w/ HDM (spoilers warning):
The whole heresy thing
So, I'm not a super religious person, but an author saying that God and his prophets (or angels, in this case) are evil and lazy shocked me. Even Patrick Ness said that it was a bad premise!
2. Lyra becoming a witch???
That was so unnecessary and confusing. Now, I haven't read the Book of Dust, and I bet it explains Lyra becoming a witch, but it makes no sense. Lyra should have died when she left Pan on the shore of the Waiting Place. Patrick Ness broke the rules of his own book!
3. The Ending of TAS
Now, Lyra and Will being ripped away from each other after just figuring out that they were in love was depressing and unfixable and unnecessary.
4. Lord Asriel's death (and the fact that Lyra never found out (I think))
So I know Lord Asriel's death was supposed to be "a sacrifice for Lyra" or whatever, but I feel like Lord Asriel should have lived to be a parent to Lyra, while Ms. Coulter dies killing Metatron to redeem herself for all the bad things she did. And that fact that no one told Lyra? That was just awful! (Someone might have told her at the end of TAS, but I don't remember)
5. Balthamos' being a total freaking coward
Do I even need to explain?
These were all my problems with the series. Thanks for listening, and please understand that these are my opinions alone. Don't take anything personally, I just don't like this series at all.
Does anyone know where this map comes from? I've recently referenced it as the one from the appendix of The Subtle Knife, but it is a slightly expanded version (includes Nippon and the Peaceable/Pacific Ocean).
I've extracted it from the defunct website Bridge to the Stars, but I saved the link a long time ago and I'm not sure exactly where the map actually comes from.
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We also have created a HDM Fan Discord Server if you are interested!
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