Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, then I will illustrate such news with a photograph of Daniel Craig in character in the movie version because Daniel Craig in tweed with a beard just gives me energy to go on. And boy is there ever new news about Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials! The author has just announced he is writing an entire new trilogy!
Okay. Have you woken up on the floor? I will give you a minute to situate yourself. Take deep breaths. It it true. The Guardian wouldn't lie to us!
"The Book of Dust, an epic fantasy trilogy that will stand alongside his bestselling series, His Dark Materials, will be published in October around the world. The as-yet-untitled first volume of The Book of Dust, due out on 19 October, will be set in London and Oxford, with the action running parallel to the His Dark Materials trilogy.
... Pullman’s brave and outspoken heroine, Lyra Belacqua, will return in the first two volumes. Featuring two periods of her life – as a baby and 10 years after His Dark Materials ended – the series will include other characters familiar to existing readers, as well as creations such as alethiometers (a clock-like truth-telling device), daemons (animals that are physical manifestations of the human spirit) and the Magisterium, the church-like totalitarian authority that rules Lyra’s world."
Pullman has already finished the first two books and is at work on the third, so it doesn't seem like we have to worry about any kind of George RR Martin situation here. Anyway I was just looking at my copies of the original HDM books on my shelf the other day and considering a re-read and obviously, the time is perfect. Y'all have read the books right? I'm not surprised that the big-screen Hollywood version failed - they were never going to have the balls to make the movies about what the books are about. The BBC was supposedly working on a new TV miniseries based off of them but I haven't seen an update on that in awhile and it's not mentioned here.