His Dank Materials; Part I (Philip Pullman)

Lyra is a girl quite normal for her 11 years of age. She wants to learn, she is assiduous and she likes to play tricks on people. One day, shotly before the visit of her uncle, Lyra hides in the wardrope of the great chamber. Her intention was to secretly listen to what her uncle has to report. She sees, that the wine of her uncle is being poisoned right before dinner. What shall Lyra do? She is not allowed to be here, but all of a sudden, she has become the only person to safe her uncle. The girl reveals herself and her uncle tells her about a mysterious dust and hand over a golden compass to Lyra. Lyra has to keep everything secret. That is the beginning of Lyras greatest adventure of all. Read full review (in German) here.

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