There are worlds beyond our own - the Compass will show the way. .. The first novel in Philip Pullman's epic His Dark Materials" trilogy is now the stunning motion picture - "The Golden Compass", made by New Line Cinema and Scholastic Media. When Lyra is given the strange and secret alethiometer, she begins an extraordinary journey that will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. The destiny that awaits her will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world. .. "Spellbinding writing, brilliant storytelling" - Scotsman". "