'If I vanished he wouldn't notice, if I died he wouldn't care. I think of him all the time, and he thinks of me not at all. I love him, and my love torments me. There are times when I feel like a ghost beside him; as if he alone is real, and I'm just a daydream.'
This is the story of two brothers.
One is impassioned and one reserved.
One is destined to go down in history and the other to be forgotten.
In Pullman's hands, this sacred tale is reborn as one of the most enchanting, thrilling and visionary stories of recent years.
Philip Pullman was born in Norwich in 1946 and grew up in Zimbabwe and Wales. As one of the most highly respected children's authors writing today, he has won many prestigious awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Book Award and the Whitbread Award. His acclaimed fantasy trilogy, His Dark Materials, has been published into 40 languages and sold 17.5 million copies worldwide. He lives in Oxford with his wife, and has two sons.
* A supreme storyteller ... Pullman has done the story a service by reminding us of its extraordinary power to provoke and disturb. -- Salley Vickers Telegraph * Striking and suggestive. -- Boyd Tonkin Independent * Beautifully written, humane, memorable and resonant. -- Philip Hensher * The Gospel according to Pullman, precisely because it is so skilfully constructed, will prompt many readers to turn once more to consider whether or not they should accept the apparently bizarre testimony of the early Christian witnesses. -- A.N Wilson Literary Review