Saturday, June 12, 2010

Lyra, her Iorek and Kaisa

I started reading "The Golden Compass", the first novel in Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy in May and can't help continuing to read the second and the third.

"Lyra, her Iorek and Kaisa"
(Ink and watercolor on paper, 10x10cm)

(In case you don't know, who these three are:
  • Lyra, the protagonist, is a 12-year-old girl, who grew up without parents at Jordan College in Oxford, a fictional college created by Pullman for his trilogy "His Dark Materials". She travelled later to North Pole to rescue her best friend Roger, who was kidnapped for a cruel experience, and to meet her father, Lord Asriel.
  • Iorek, the polar bear king, was outcast by his bear society, before he met Lyra. Thanks to her clever idea, he won an important fight and became the King. Since then, he named her Lyra Silvertongue.
  • Kaisa, the gray goose, is a witch's Dæmon.)

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