Once Upon a Time in The North

By Philip Pullman

Whats it about?

The book is a prequel to the book His Dark Materials Universe. The book is about a man named Lee who recently won a hot air balloon in a poker game. He and his hare Daemon travel out to the North and end up at the island of Novy Odense. Later Lee and Daemon meet some old friends and make new ones along the way including Lee's arch nemesis McConville.