I thought it would be interesting to actually have live discussions about the book. There is a lot of Philosophical texts that were alluded to within the series, like Socrates, Dante and especially Milton. Would you all be interested in Discussing this?
A good starter question would be:
From The Golden Compass:
On pages 89-90, the General Oblation Board is explained in reference to the historical sacrifice of children to cloistered life. "Oblation" refers to the act of making a religious offering. What offering does the General Oblation Board make and to whom?