2 sound discs (ca. 68 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Prequel to: The golden compass.
In a time before Lyra Silvertongue was born, the tough American balloonist Lee Scoresby and the great armoured bear Iorek Byrnison meet when Lee and his hare daemon Hester crash-land their trading balloon onto a port in the far Arctic North and find themselves right in the middle of a political powder keg.