This title tells the tale of Philip Pullman’s second novel about Lyra in the form of a graphic novel. Not having read The Golden Compass, although I want/need to, I was at a bit of a disadvantage here. That is clearly not the fault of those involved with this book.
Here is the further story of Lyra and her quest to understand the role of “dust.” She will meet Will who has his own issues and quests. Each is searching and they draw strength from one another.
I think that this title will be enjoyed by those who have read the novels and are looking for a different way of telling the story. It can also be enjoyed by those who have not read the original but who enjoy well produced manga.
Some of the illustrations appear rather dark but I believe that they reflect the nature of the story. They definitely portray the world that is experienced by the characters.
I recommend this title for slightly older children, possibly those age 9 or 10 and up. Adults who enjoy Philip Pullman’s books may also want to give this one a look.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.