As all paths converge on Cittàgazze, the mission to find Will's father becomes more pressing. Having survived the balloon crash, Jopari and Lee try to locate the knife bearer, but the Magisterium are in close pursuit. Ruta updates Serafina on Asriel's plans, but Serafina insists her duty is to Lyra. Mary consults the I Ching on her task after bidding goodbye to Angelica and Paola.
In an alternative world all humans have animal companions called daemons, which are the manifestation of the human soul. Young Lyra is an orphan living with the tutors at Jordan College, Oxford. Lyra discovers a dangerous secret that involves Lord Asriel and Marisa Coulter. In her search for her missing friend, Lyra also uncovers a slew of kidnappings and its link to the mysterious substance called Dust.
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