17 Works in The Book of Dust - Philip Pullman

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    “Give me one reason I shouldn’t throw you out of here.” His voice was a rough wheeze now; he was choking.

    “You won’t.” She leaned into her arm, bracing the wrist with her other hand, making him gasp for breath. He stared up at her defiantly with watering eyes, and remembered her lack of self-control, her destructive nature, her propensity for tearing things apart just to see whether they would die. She would not stop unless he stopped her, and he would not give her the satisfaction of struggling. He had done murder and gladly borne the world’s disapprobation—let her bring the same upon herself, if she dared.

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    A worldbuilding story set pre- and during Phillip Pullman's The Secret Commonwealth explores the efforts of an Oakley Street spy, one Kat Miller, to help uncover a plot against her Office, the government, and--potentially--freedom itself.

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    Lyra begins an important day with an unplanned visit to the Botanic Garden.

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    “Hey, there was a story today about the North," says Miriam. "You’ve been there, right?”

    Pan, on Lyra’s shoulder, freezes. He’s always been the worse liar.

    “Yes,” says Lyra, and smiles. “My mother took me when I was a child. She had some Magisterium work up there, and I’d always been interested.”

    (or, lyra finally thinks through the events of her childhood - and who she is)

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    What was inherited, what was not, and how to deal with it.

    Post-HDM, Pre-TBOD

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    Bernie Wolfe is used to travelling the world for her work - both as a surgeon and an operative for the Oakley Street underground. Injured in the line of duty, she’s forced to return home, her body broken and her daemon forever changed by her experiences. Assigned to work in St Luke's hospital in Bristol, she is at first disgruntled to have been retired, although happy to reconnect with an old university acquaintance, Serena Campbell.

    But there are whispers growing of a secret faction of the Church bent upon looking into one of the world's great mysteries. Deep in the basement labs of St Luke's hospital, John Gaskell works with his small group of volunteers to unravel this unanswered question. His research soon comes to horrifying fruition and threatens Bernie's life - or is it her soul?

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    Drabbles exploring the relationship between Malcolm and Lyra, with prompts from trope_bingo

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    “I didn’t miss you,” she hisses, not looking at him as his thumb brushes her cheek, but her voice is shaking like a trapped animal; she reaches for him with a trembling hand. “Not for one moment. Not at all.”

    It’s a relief just to be near her, a breath taken just in time. He cups her face in his hand and kisses it, not even kissing, really, just smearing his muzzle desperately over her cheeks, her forehead, her eyes. “You awful woman,” he mutters. “What in God’s name did you do to me?” But he knows the answer well enough already. She stole something precious from him, something minute but essential, a pituitary gland, a thyroid, and now that she has it she can touch him whenever she wants. If he’s ever to be whole he must force their bodies together, and borrow himself back from her.

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    Marisa Coulter was a growing influential figure within the magisterium still building her reputation back up from ruin. She gets an unexpected surprise. When a familiar five-year-old little girl appears at her flat in London, with only a backpack and a letter. After five years since she had seen her last, things get chaotic as she now is stuck having to watch and take care of her five-year-old daughter suddenly for two months. Marisa needs to figure things out and face her past, as she gets to know the daughter she left behind. Experiencing what she never thought she would, being a mother.

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    “It’s extraordinary.” Her beautiful eyes are round and gleaming, and she’s breathing rapidly, which might be from fear or desire. She comes close to him, lifting her chin so she can look into his face. She smells of hot solder and summertime. “I want to kiss you so badly,” she whispers.

    Asriel folds his palms around her jaw and presses his mouth to hers, incandescent with pride and inspiration and utterly ravenous. Forgetting to be gentle, he crushes her body against his, wanting to subsume her, to be subsumed, to combine their two essences into some creature never before imagined, because no two minds such as theirs have met before to imagine it: something eight-limbed, two-headed, winged and terrible, radiant and absolutely new. Then he hears her joints pop from the pressure of his arms; he quickly releases her and the angelic vision dissipates like smoke. Without his embrace to steady her, she shudders.

    “They’ll destroy you for this, Asriel.”

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    Hiding away in the Andean Nations is supposed to be a simple task: wait for things to settle after the Magisterium’s near collapse and power vacuum threw Europe into controlled chaos. Despite Delamare’s ousting, Lyra’s pillars of support in Oxford remain crippled and the bounty on her head active. Lyra is instructed to keep quiet, stay home, and lie low. It’s almost as if Dame Hannah Relf and Dr. Malcolm Polstead don’t know her or her dæmon at all. Lyra’s never been one to sit idle, waiting for her happily ever after to land in her lap.

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    The news of Lyra’s death had devastated him. He didn’t know her as Lyra, of course—the whimsical name, like the telltale beetle-browed face, had Asriel written all over it—so instead he called his daughter “Elizabeth” after the great aunt who raised him, or sometimes, straying into reveries of the patriarch he’d almost been, “little Eddie,” “Ted the Third.” Legally, Lyra was Edward’s daughter. The death certificate read “Baby Girl Coulter, stillborn.” Any child a man’s wife bears belongs to him by default.

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    Before she was Lyra's mother, Asriel's lover, Edward's wife, Marisa Delamare was a girl growing up in Geneva and falling in love for the first time.

    How the events of her childhood shaped Marisa into the woman she would grow to be.

    (Contains spoilers for The Secret Commonwealth)

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    The door opens and Marisa is there, tousled hair and rosy cheeks, wearing her own shoes and Asriel’s gold Turkic dressing gown as if it were fashionable streetwear. The monkey launches himself away from Asriel’s body with enough force that his claws draw blood.

    “Why, what’s the matter? You all look as if you’d seen a ghost! I wanted something from my bag downstairs, that’s all. Oh, Thorold thought we might want tea, so I told him to bring some up.” She throws the monkey a look of icy condescension as she hangs up the robe, her bare skin as elegant as any dress. “Don’t be so dramatic,” she reproaches him. “See, you’ve frightened them.”

    If she ever thinks I need her, Asriel realizes, disturbed, she will look at me that way, too.

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    Marisa survives the abyss and seeks out Lyra in Oxford.

    (Post- Amber Spyglass, so if you've only watched the show, here be spoilers)

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    Lyra was left a strange bottle of pills told to contain some of her Lord Asriel's memories. After making an impulsive decision, Lyra winds up experiencing moments of her father's life through his eyes. Some even including her.

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    Lyra Silvertongue and Serafina Pekkala visit with each other and, far away, Mary Malone receives a mysterious envelope. Takes place soon before or sometime a little while after the events of The Secret Commonwealth.

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