The Republic of Heaven

“But what does Lord Asriel intend? What is this world, and why has he come here?”

“He led us here because this world is empty. Empty of conscious life, that is. We are not colonialists, Mrs. Coulter. We haven’t come to conquer, but to build.”

“And is he going to attack the Kingdom of Heaven?”

Ogunwe looked at her levelly.

“We’re not going to invade the Kingdom,” he said, “but if the Kingdom invades us, they had better be ready for war, because we are prepared. Mrs. Coulter, I am a king, but it’s my proudest task to join Lord Asriel in setting up a world where there are no kingdoms at all. No kings, no bishops, no priests. The Kingdom of Heaven has been known by that name since the Authority first set himself above the rest of the angels. And we want no part of it. This world is different. We intend to he free citizens of the Republic of Heaven.”


The rebels in Pullman's book intend to overthrow the Kingdom of Heaven and replace it with a Republic.

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 The Amber Spyglass
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Pullman , Philip (2002-09-30), The Amber Spyglass, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Retrieved on 2011-08-10
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