It’s so hard to write about these characters. I was so excited for some of the old ones came back, like Malcolm. There was the introduction of new characters as well, which some I did enjoy. I loved Lyra in the first books. Her wit and smartness really made me root for her. And I loved her and Pan’s relationship. I know this book was supposed to be different but Lyra and Pan were not the same characters I fell I love with. However, Pullman caught my attention with this. Such a difference between them but at the same time they were both so stubborn to try to work it out. Then the adventure begins. I’m so curious and invested on how it’ll turn out and I can only hope for the best.
Overall, The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman was such a different experience. While all of the other books did have a lot to make you think, this book had a darker tone to it. I really enjoyed it but the pacing really suffered. There was many times in the middle that I just found myself struggling to concentrate. Lyra and the other characters had majorly developed as well. Due to the past events, Lyra and Pan are completely different. They definitely kept me interested in the events of their adventure and I will follow them through to the end.