Pullman, Philip – The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials 1)
Description:..The search for a missing friend lead Lira and her Damon Panteleimon on the far North, where the ice expanses of the reign armored bears, and in the cold sky flying witches. And where scientists have conducted experiments, about which even say frightening. Lira are destined not only to fight a great evil, but to try and find the source of the dark designs. It is possible, for this purpose it will have to be on the other side of the Northern Lights…
The novel «the Northern lights» is in the list of the hundred best novels of all time, compiled in 2003 by the newspaper The Observer.
A great adventure story, brightness, wealth, and the novelty of being described by the author of the world, the combination of science, magic and philosophy, the unsurpassed skill of the author has made this book a bright event in the world of literature.