Philip Pullman has announced a new companion to his Golden Compass trilogy. To be released this spring, the companion book is entitled Once Upon a Time in the North. The book details the history of Lee Scoresby and Iorek Byrnison, the balloonist and the bear.
Pullman will also be releasing a full-length novel in 2009, called The Book of Dust.
Two things for Pullman fans to cheer about!