His Dark Materials Quiz – Which Character Are You?

<span class="author-by">by</span> Samantha <span class="author-surname">Stratton</span>

by Samantha Stratton

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Take this His Dark Materials Quiz to find out which character you are. We update the quiz regularly and it’s the most accurate among the other quizzes.

When you ask anyone who likes young adult fantasy to name their favorite books of all time, you’ll find a few essential titles appear repeatedly. Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Earthsea Cycle, The Chronicles of Prydain… and Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy are among the typical suspects.

Those who have read The Golden Compass and the other volumes in the His Dark Materials series understand why it has remained a perennial favorite. The series is enormous, dramatic, deep (in all the best ways), innovative, and just stunning. If you haven’t read Pullman’s seminal series, trust us: this is a fantastic moment to become a new His Dark Materials lover.

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Pullman released The Book of Dust, a novel trilogy set in the same world as His Dark Materials, in 2017. The first volume in the series, La Belle Sauvage, was recently followed by The Secret Commonwealth, the author’s most current novel and the second volume in The Book of Dust trilogy. Also, you must try to play this His Dark Materials Quiz.

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As if that weren’t enough, on November 4th, HBO and the BBC will premiere a new television adaptation of the His Dark Materials books. The early reviews have been excellent, with a cast that includes James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Just wait until you hear about Lyra Belacqua, demons, and altimeters. They’ll be the topic of your library, Twitter feed, and Monday morning watercooler talks in no time.

It can be intimidating to begin a new series of books, especially when you know they already have a devoted following. (Ask any Game of Thrones fan who began reading the books after watching the show.) If you have a young reader at home who is interested in the series, or if you’re just looking for your next young adult fantasy passion, we’ve put together this brief guide to everything you need to get started in the His Dark Materials universe.

Lyra Belacqua is a major character, an 11-year-old girl fostered by Jordan College’s scholars and professors. (Her amusing demon’s name is Pantalaimon.) When her buddy Roger is kidnapped by the Magisterium, Lyra is lured into a global mystery, and she sets out to recover him, traveling to the Arctic North. To assist Lyra on her trip, the Master of the college bestows upon her rare equipment called the alethiometer, which, when read correctly, can reveal hidden realities.

Along the way, Lyra comes into contact with two powerful adults: Lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter.

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Lord Asriel is Lyra’s uncle, a strong, severe adventurer who rejects the Magisterium’s doctrines. Asriel is obsessed with researching “Dust,” the odd fundamental particles that appear to make up the universe.

Mrs. Coulter, a Magisterium agent, is a suave, cunning socialite with a fearsome golden monkey for a demon. She is obsessed with Lyra, shares Asriel’s preoccupation with “Dust,” and may have played a hand in Roger’s kidnapping.

Lyra meets a number of odd allies on her journey north, including Lee Scoresby, an American aeronaut from Texas who tours the world in a hot-air balloon; Iorek Byrnison, a disgraced armored bear; and Serafina Pekkala, the queen of a Northern witch tribe.

Lyra’s search for her companion leads her into a truly epic battle between science and religion that threatens to tear down the barriers between universes and alter the very essence of life, death, and everything in between.

(We’re trying not to reveal too much because it’s so fantastic.) Have faith in us. You’ll also meet a boy named Will Parry and a scientist named Mary Malone, but we’d have to delve into the spoiler zone to tell you anything else about them.)

Another interesting fact is that Pullman’s trilogy is highly influenced by William Blake’s poetry and John Milton’s Paradise Lost, which is where the phrase “his dark elements” originates from.

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