We’ve started a new book! That’s right, after finishing The Golden Compass, our fantasy experts here at The Painted Lines are onto the second part of Phillip Pullman’s trilogy. We get introduced to a new character called Will, and even start to enter new worlds in these early chapters of The Subtle Knife. Listen to us react to the first four chapters of the book, as well as discuss:

  • the strong start to the book
  • character analysis on Will
  • the differences between Lyra’s world and “our” world
  • seeing old faces again! 
  • where we think the story will go from here

As always, please feel free to submit questions, theories, and general aspects of the story you think we should discuss! Thanks for listening, and be ready for next week’s episode covering chapters five, six, and seven. 

For All episodes of The Subtle Knife

Chapters 1 – 8 | 5 – 7 | 8 – 11 | 12 – 15