His Dark Materials
His Dark Materials
This article is about the adult stuck in the holding area. You may be looking for the girl at Bolvangar.

Martha was the wife of Peter whom Lyra Silvertongue and Will Parry met in the holding area in the suburbs of the land of the dead. She cooked up some stew, putting it in chipped enamel plates and letting the deaths pass through them.[1]



  1. The Amber Spyglass, Chapter 19
World of the dead
Locations AbyssHolding areaLand of the deadSuburbs of the land of the dead
Natives BoatmanGracious WingsMarthaMagdaPeterMartha and Peter's sonMartha and Peter's childMartha and Peter's baby
Ghosts Castor's humanDirk JansenJohn ParryLee ScoresbyMatapan's humanRoger ParslowSandling's human
Important DeathsHarpiesGhostsThe Authority