Lyra’s Oxford: His Dark Materials

Lyras Oxford


Publisher: Yearling
Released: September 5th 2017
Received: Own
Rating: 3 kitty rating


Lyra’s Oxford takes place after the events at the end of the His Dark Materials Trilogy (AKA The Golden Compass series). I’ll admit I felt a little heartsick when I realized where this fit in the timeline (I found the ending to be more bitter than sweet, personally).

This short story reads a bit more like a child’s book than I remember the series being (though admittedly it has been awhile), and didn’t quite suck me in like The Collectors did. On the bright side it comes with a wonderful map that can be pulled out. I’m sure this is something that collectors would like (my reference to the other short story being completely unintentional here).

I think the most quotable line in the story will give any potential readers a good feel for what they’re in for: “Everything means something,” Lyra said severely, “We just have to find out how to read it.”


About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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