‘His Dark Materials’ author tweets back at fans who can’t wait for his new books


The celebrated author of His Dark Materials has announced the publication of a new trilogy which will constitute an “equel” to the series of fantasy novels that sold more than 17.5 million copies worldwide. 

Philip Pullman said the follow-up will be called The Book of Dust, and the first instalment will come out on 17 October. 

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, Pullman said: “People say, ‘Is it prequel? Is it a sequel?’ Well, it is neither.”

“It’s an ‘equel’. It’s a different story which begins roughly 10 years before His Dark Materials and ends roughly 10 years after.” Read more…

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