The Subtle Knife…
Well… I finished Part II today! And I have to say, although book I started off with a bit of disappointment, it hasn’t slowed down since !
After a scary beginning, when I thought they were going to do to me in book II what they did in book I (100 pages that could have easily been only 50).. the story introduced a new character in the form of a young boy named Will.
From the moment they met, in a world that was not Lyra’s nor was it Will’s, they managed to get in and out of trouble constantly! When IN trouble it was a bit scary… and then the unexpected would happen to them and it was off to get into MORE trouble!
I like the character of Lyra (the star of the books) and they have brought in other interesting characters that make you like them despite who or what they are. (Witches for instance)
Eventually, Lyra and Will go in search for the Subtle Knife, not knowing why it’s so important. They soon find out.. and after having two fingers cut off in a fight Will becomes the “bearer” of the knife.
Pursued by Spectors, Evil children, Lyra’s evil mother and creatures never before heard of they adventure out to find Will’s father.
I have to say that I do enjoy the characters and the adventure that’s being told. As of the end of the Subtle Knife there are now Three “worlds” that are functioning in this story… and the Subtle Knife is able to “cut through” to any of them!
I’m glad I purchased this book.. and now I really want to see the movie!!!
Now, on to Part III:
The Amber Spyglass…