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The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials

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I read Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy back-to-back-to-back. By the time I'd reached the middle of the first book, The Golden Compass, I was content to exist half in my own world and half in Philip Pullman's. It seemed appropriate, if somewhat perplexing to casual acquaintances. Extending my arm in front of my body, holding an imaginary sharp instrument in my hand, I would show whomever would tolerate me how Will used the subtle knife to cut into other worlds.

"Will says it feels like stitches he's cutting," I explained again and again. "He says he can tell from the feel of each stitch against the blade which world he's about to enter."

Even as I started The Amber Spyglass, I knew I was living on borrowed time. Each sitting with the manuscript pushed my bookmark closer to its final pages and I began to recognize the bittersweet sadness of a wonder passing. Volume Three is the most ambitious installment of the series, shifting from one world to another as storylines converge. Oxford and Cittagazze, the world of the dead...soon enough, these worlds would close to me – it felt that way, as if they were slipping away. I hoarded the last chapters of Pullman's magical creation like a sleeper stirring, grasping at the hems of a dream. I hadn't been so gloriously consumed by children's fantasy since the Saturday morning cartoons of my youth. Dave, Powells.com

Publisher Comments:

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 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 live--and who will die--for love. And all the while, war rages with the Kingdom of Heaven, a brutal battle that--in its shocking outcome--will uncover the secret of Dust. Philip Pullman deftly brings the cliff-hangers and mysteries of His Dark Materials to an earthshattering conclusion--and confirms his fantasy trilogy as an undoubted and enduring classic.

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Lyra and Will find themselves at the center of a battle between the forces of the Authority and those gathered by Lyra's father, Lord Asriel. The final book in the Dark Materials trilogy is now available in trade paperback. Lyra and Will are in danger, but with help from Iorek Byrnison, the armored bear, and two Gallivespian spies, they must journey to a dark world where no living soul has gone. Meanwhile, Dr. Mary Malone builds an amber spyglass as an assassin hunts her down.

Synopsis:

The final volume in the award-winning His Dark Materials fantasy series joins returning characters with new ones and reveals startling revelations while the battle for the Kingdom of Heaven rages on and ultimately unlocks the secret of Dust. Reprint. Teacher's Guide available.

Synopsis:

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 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

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375890031
Subtitle:
His Dark Materials
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Author:
Pullman, Philip
Author:
Philip Pullman
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction-Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction-Action & Adventure
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction-Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Edition Description:
American
Publication Date:
20020910
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
544

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Product details 544 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780375890031 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Lyra and Will find themselves at the center of a battle between the forces of the Authority and those gathered by Lyra's father, Lord Asriel. The final book in the Dark Materials trilogy is now available in trade paperback. Lyra and Will are in danger, but with help from Iorek Byrnison, the armored bear, and two Gallivespian spies, they must journey to a dark world where no living soul has gone. Meanwhile, Dr. Mary Malone builds an amber spyglass as an assassin hunts her down.
"Synopsis" by , The final volume in the award-winning His Dark Materials fantasy series joins returning characters with new ones and reveals startling revelations while the battle for the Kingdom of Heaven rages on and ultimately unlocks the secret of Dust. Reprint. Teacher's Guide available.
"Synopsis" by , 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 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

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