The Golden Compass.
Young Lyra Belacqua Lyra Belacqua (also known as Lyra Silvertongue) is the heroine of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. Lyra is a young girl who inhabits a parallel universe to our own. lives in an alternate world much like our own except everyone is accompanied by a daemon, a physical representation of a person's soul in animal form. A whispered whis·per
1. Soft speech produced without full voice.
2. Something uttered very softly.
3. A secretly or surreptitiously expressed belief, rumor, or hint: whispers of scandal. conversation about a strange substance known as "dust," disappearing children and a beautiful woman set Lyra Lyra (lī`rə) [Lat.,=the lyre], northern constellation lying S of Draco, E of Hercules, and W of Cygnus. Although many civilizations represented it as a bird, it was also depicted as a tortoise. on the path to adventure. Along the way, she will encounter shape-shifting creatures, witches and talking bears. Lyra has a golden compass (the Alethiometer) to help her find her way. Instead of seeking out true north, the compass seeks out Truth--but will Lyra learn how to use the compass in time?
The Golden Compass is based on Philip Pullman's bestselling His Dark Materials His Dark Materials is a trilogy of novels by the fantasy fiction author Philip Pullman, comprising Northern Lights (released as The Golden Compass in North America and published in 1995), The Subtle Knife (1997) and The Amber Spyglass novels: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.