The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman

The Secret Commonwealth

The Book of Dust #2

Philip Pullman with Christopher Wormell (Illustrator)

687 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous dark fast-paced

Description

It's a stunning achievement, this universe Pullman has created and continues to build on. --The New York TimesReturn to the parallel world of His Dark Materials in the second volume of Philip Pullman's new bestselling masterwork The Book of Dust, ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 5,745 reviews

Moods

adventurous 92%
mysterious 67%
dark 57%
emotional 39%
tense 38%
challenging 22%
reflective 19%
sad 18%
hopeful 5%
inspiring 3%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 52%
slow 31%
fast 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 59% | Plot: 22% | Character: 16% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 15% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 13%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 48% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 7%

Average rating

3.86

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