I always find it funny when books like Harry Potter and Percy Jackson get crap for being ‘witchcraft’ and ‘anti-christian’ but you know who no one ever talks about? Phillip Pullman and his masterpiece His Dark Materials trilogy. Some of you may recognize the first book’s title, The Golden Compass from the awful movie adaption, but seriously those books are so so good and full of badass witches rebelling against the vadican for mutilating children, gay ass angels who join the rebellion so they can be free to love each other, an ex nun who escapes the oppression of the church to pursue a life of science, a little girl who is so good at manipulating she overthrows an entire empire in one day, and a 12 year old boy who murders god with a knife

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“What did he call it?” she whispered.
“An alethiometer.”
There was no point in asking what that meant. It lay heavily in her hands, the crystal face gleaming, the golden body exquisitely machined. It was very like a clock, or a compass, for there were hands pointing to places around the dial, but instead of the hours or the points of the compass there were several little pictures, each of them painted with extraordinary precision, as if on ivory with the finest and slenderest sable brush. She turned the dial around to look at them all. There was an anchor; an hourglass surmounted by a skull; a chameleon, a bull, a beehive…Thirty-six altogether, and she couldn’t even guess what they meant.

uh my hand slipped while I was yelling about this

theguardian.com
Philip Pullman unveils epic fantasy trilogy The Book of Dust
Author’s new novel series is set in London and Oxford and overlaps with hugely popular His Dark Materials
By Danuta Kean

Philip Pullman has ended years of speculation by announcing that The Book of Dust, his epic fantasy trilogy, which will stand alongside his bestselling series, His Dark Materials, will be published in October around the world.

I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR SIXTEEN YEARS OMG IM CRY

CS Lewis: God is real and God is super great.

Philip Pullman: God is NOT real and if He were He’d be evil.

George R.R. Martin: if there is a deity it doesn’t involve itself with human affairs that’s just human scheming.

J.R.R. Tolkien: YES there is a God but he’s a JERK and NEVER THERE WHEN YOU NEED HIM smh.