If you liked Eragon… you might also like the Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman — The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass.

It’s the time-honoured battle of Good vs Evil, all wrapped up in a ripping good adventure story — with a strong female main character.

After reading these books myself and loving the fast-paced fantasy story, I immediately went and scored the box set. It’s a gift for a particular lovely, intelligent, hard-to-buy-for 14-year-old girl (who shall remain nameless, because she hasn’t unwrapped it yet, obviously!)…

In an epic trilogy, Philip Pullman unlocks the door to a world parallel to our own, but with a mysterious slant all its own. Dæmons and winged creatures live side by side with humans, and a mysterious entity called Dust just might have the power to unite the universes–if it isn’t destroyed first…

Join Lyra, Pantalaimon, Will, and the rest as they embark on the most breathtaking, heartbreaking adventures of their lives. The fate of the universe is in their hands.

So, if you’re stumped for a gift for a teen reader who’s into fantasy novels, especially if they’re a fan of Eragon or Narnia or Harry Potter, there’s a hint for you!

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