No, not an early review (I wish!), just a heads up that there is finally a publication date for this, and that it will be 3 books, not just one. I’m not a huge fiction reader, and usually steer well clear of fantasy, but the His Dark Materials trilogy is my favourite book (particularly volumes 1 & 3). Often classified as children’s books, but I read them in my thirties – magical, one-of-a-kind tales by a master storyteller (his Sally Lockheart books are great too). Worth checking out the audiobooks – Pullman has a great speaking voice. This is being announced as an “equel”, not a sequel or a prequel, but with some of the characters from the original trilogy making an appearance. On top of this, a BBC adaptation of HDM is in the works, and will hopefully eradicate memories of the, at best mediocre, film. So time to batten down the hatches and try to avoid spoilers for the next 9 months. Any other fans out there, or will this one go the way of my recent, hugely popular, Jamiroquai thread?