The celebrated author of His Dark Materials has announced the publication of a new trilogy which will constitute an “equel” to the series of fantasy novels that sold more than 17.5 million copies worldwide.
Philip Pullman said the follow-up will be called The Book of Dust, and the first instalment will come out on 17 October.
Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, Pullman said: “People say, ‘Is it prequel? Is it a sequel?’ Well, it is neither.”
“It’s an ‘equel’. It’s a different story which begins roughly 10 years before His Dark Materials and ends roughly 10 years after.” Read more…