Fans of the Golden Compass/ His Dark Materials books will not have to wait too long for another story. Mr. Pullman has written a prequel; the companion book is due to be released this spring.
Mr Pullman said: “It’s a separate story that takes place some time before Lyra was born involving the two characters Lee Scoresby, the balloonist, and Iorek Byrnison, the armoured bear.
You will be able to read about their history and how they first met. You see when we meet them in Northern Lights they have known each other for years and fought in various campaigns together.”
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