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The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, Bk 3)
The Amber Spyglass - His Dark Materials, Bk 3
Author: Philip Pullman
The Amber Spyglass brings the intrigue of The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife to a heart-stopping end, marking the final volume of His Dark Materials as the most powerful of the trilogy. — Along with the return of Lyra, Will, Mrs. Coulter, Lord Asriel, Dr. Mary Malone, and Iorek Byrnison the armored bear, come a host of new characters: the Mu...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780965096737
ISBN-10: 0965096734
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 518
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3.6 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, Bk 3) on
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A great ending to the trilogy. This story is magical and not all happiness and sunshine- great drama. I loved it.
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Helpful Score: 4
When I bought these books at the bookstore I bought the entire trilogy because I knew they would be that good, and I was right! Book three has everything you could ask for as a fantasy reader-a war upon which the outcome will determine the fate of the world and the key to winning it might just depend upon two children! Great!
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Helpful Score: 4
I HIGHLY recommend this entire series (His Dark Materials), although I like the first and third more than the second. They are set in such well-thought-out, intriguing worlds, and I love Pullman's writing style. His plot lines and characters are as phenomenal and well-thought-out as his settings. Lyra is quite possibly my FAVORITE fictional character, which is saying a lot.
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The Amber Spyglass brings the intrigue of The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife to a heart-stopping end, marking the final volume of His Dark Materials as the most powerful of the trilogy.
Along with the return of Lyra and other familiar characters from the first two books come a host of new characters: the Mulefa, mysterious wheeled creatures with the power to see Dust; Gallivespian Lord Roke, a hand-high spymaster to Lord Asriel; and Metatron, a fierce and mighty angel. So too come startling revelations: the painful price Lyra must pay to walk through the land of the dead, the haunting power of Dr. Malone's amber spyglass, and the names of who will liveand who will diefor love. And all the while, war rages with the Kingdom of Heaven, a brutal battle thatin its shocking outcomewill uncover the secret of Dust.

Philip Pullman deftly brings the cliffhangers and mysteries of His Dark Materials to an earth-shattering conclusion and confirms his fantasy trilogy as an undoubted and enduring classic.
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This brings the His Dark Materials trilogy to a grand and emotional conclusion. I loved it, and couldn't get it out of my head!
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reviewed The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, Bk 3) on + 14 more book reviews
This book is not for the faint of heart. It actually had me tempted to flip ahead to make sure...you know so and so were going to make it past the well...read the story!

It is thoroughly engrossing, and will keep you turning the pages. But it is Dark, just as the title describes, but it is of course being the climax to the series the darkest by far.

Lyra and Wills adventures take them on journeys that will break your heart right along with the childrens. It again is brilliant writing and you feel, hear and see everything. It is J.K. Rowling's magic meets Stephen King gripping scares, in a child's (preteen/teenager's) story. Yes, it will ruffle a few Christian feathers but the entire story is wonderful!! You could even say it might make some people think.

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Lyra Belacqua / Silvertongue (Primary Character)
Mrs. Coulter (Major Character)
Pantalaimon (Major Character)
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