Fans of young adult fantasy novels will be familiar with the work of Philip Pullman. As author of Its dark materials trilogy, which includes Northern Lights (also known as The golden compass to readers in the United States), his books have been adapted into stage productions, films, and television shows. Now the prolific writer brings a new complementary story to the Its dark materials universe to your shelves.
Pullman’s Gothic Novel collectors begins with a conversation between two art collectors, Horley and Grinstead, on a cold winter’s night in 1970, as they huddle by a fire in a seniors’ common room at Oxford College. Horley recently added two pieces to his collection, a portrait of a beautiful young woman and a bronze sculpture of a creepy monkey. The two men do not realize that the works have an interconnected and mysterious past in which they are also involved.
One of the most interesting characters in the Its dark materials The Trilogy is the manipulative and misunderstood Mrs. Coulter, whose dæmon (someone’s inner self manifesting as an animal) is a golden monkey. collectors delves deeper into Mrs. Coulter’s past and explores how she came to be who she is.
This short story was previously only available as an audiobook narrated by British actor Bill Nighy or on Kindle. However, on September 20, you’ll be able to get a gift hardback edition, though the cover art won’t be revealed until the summer.
Head over to Amazon, where you can pre-order your copy of collectors for $13.
This post contains affiliate links, where we may receive a percentage of any sales made from links on this page. Pricing and availability correct at time of publication.