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"In a valley shaded with rhododendrons, close to the snow line, where a stream milky with meltwater splashed and where doves and linnets flew among the immense pines, lay a cave, half-hidden by the crag above and the stiff heavy leaves that clustered below."

Phillip Pullman the First Line of The Amber Spyglass

Originally Published Jan. 1, 2000

Paperback edition:

465 pages - Sept. 1, 2003