One of the classics when it comes to middle-grade fantasy, Philip Pullman is one of the best authors for introspective philosophy presented in entertaining, literary form. This is the His Dark Materials reading order.
What’s on the His Dark Materials Reading Order?
His Dark Materials only consists of a few books, by Philip Pullman. This His Dark Materials reading takes all of those books and places them in chronological order, since not all of these books were released in chronological order. However, if you so desire, you can sort by release year to get the original release order.
This timeline also assembles the film adaptation and television series. Either are great ways to enter the universe of Philip Pullman.
As with our other timelines, be sure to let us know if there is something out of place, or if there’s that needs fixing or adding. We welcome any and all input you can give us to make this a better timeline. And if you liked this timeline, be sure to check out some of our others, such as the Chronicles of Narnia timeline.
Where to Start?
The best place to begin is with the first, original book: The Golden Compass (or Northern Lights in some countries). However, if you’re looking for an easier entry-way into the universe, consider checking out the television show.
|1||Once Upon a Time in the North||Novella||Philip Pullman||2008-04-03||His Dark Materials|
|2||The Collectors||Short Story||Philip Pullman||2014-12-01||His Dark Materials|
|3||La Belle Sauvage||Novel||Philip Pullman||2017-10-19||His Dark Materials|
|4||The Golden Compass||Novel||Philip Pullman||1995-07-01||His Dark Materials||Also known as Northern Lights.|
|5||The Golden Compass||Film||Chris Weitz||2007-12-05||His Dark Materials|
|6||The Subtle Knife||Novel||Philip Pullman||1997-01-01||His Dark Materials|
|7||The Amber Spyglass||Novel||Philip Pullman||2000-01-01||His Dark Materials|
|8||Lyra's Oxford||Novel||Philip Pullman||2003-10-28||His Dark Materials|
|9||The Secret Commonwealth||Novel||Philip Pullman||2019-10-03||His Dark Materials|