Philip Pullman Has Written a New His Dark Materials Short Story

By Maryann Yin 

Author Philip Pullman has written a new His Dark Materials short story. “The Collectors” explores the past of the antagonist, Mrs. Coulter.

The Guardian reports that this project marks “Pullman’s first return to the universe of Lyra Belacqua, the heroine of his acclaimed trilogy, since he published the prequel novella Once Upon a Time in the North six years ago.” Pullman created this piece exclusively for Audible as a ‘thank you’ gift to the company’s members.

The video embedded above features an excerpt—what do you think? This audiobook, narrated by English actor Bill Nighy, will be released in the United States on January 12, 2015.