Lyra's character just plain annoys me! She's bossy, obnoxious and just plain annoying. Pan, Serafina Pekkala and Iorik are cool. I liked how Dr. Mary got her own adventure with strange creatures for friends. Will was interesting and had some good character development, dealing with challenges on his adventure whilst being concerned about the people he's killed, including his own father, and worrying about his mother all while being a teenager boy.