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The Amber Spyglass brings the intrigue of The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife to a heart-stopping conclusion, marking the final volume as the most powerful of the trilogy.

Along with the return of Lyra, Will, Mrs. Coulter, Lord Asriel, Dr. Mary Malone, and the armored bear Iorek Byrnison, The Amber Spyglass introduces 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.

And with rich characters and mounting suspense come startling revelations, too: 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 in the Kingdom of Heaven - the shocking outcome of this brutal battle will uncover the secret of Dust.

In The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman deftly weaves the cliffhangers and mysteries of The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife into an earth- shattering conclusion - and confirms his fantasy trilogy as an undoubted and enduring classic. The questions, discussion topics, and author information that follow are intended to enhance your group's reading of each of the books in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679879268
Author:
Pullman, Philip
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Young adult fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Witches
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
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Subject:
fantasy;fiction;young adult;religion;his dark materials;ya;children s;adventure;science fiction;novel;children;magic;trilogy;steampunk;children s literature;alternate universe;british;angels;children s fiction;coming of age;england;parallel worlds;alterna
Subject:
fantasy;fiction;young adult;religion;his dark materials;ya;children s;adventure;science fiction;novel;children;magic;trilogy;steampunk;children s literature;alternate universe;british;angels;children s fiction;coming of age;england;parallel worlds;alterna
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
American Hardcover
Series:
His Dark Materials Hardcover
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 4.1 in 4.0875 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 544 pages Alfred A. Knopf - English 9780679879268 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The final volume of Pullman's critically acclaimed fantasy trilogy brings the heart stopping intrigue of "The Golden Compass" and "The Subtle Knife" to a harrowing conclusion. Pullman deftly weaves the cliffhangers and mysteries of the first two books and provides some 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.
"Synopsis" by , “The most magnificent fantasy series since The Lord of the Rings.” —The Oregonian

 

Throughout the worlds, the forces of both heaven and hell are mustering to take part in Lord Asriel’s audacious rebellion. Each player in this epic drama has a role to play--and a sacrifice to make. Witches, angels, spies, assassins, tempters, and pretenders, no one will remain unscathed.

Lyra and Will have the most dangerous task of all. They must journey to a gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone and from which there is no escape.

As war rages and Dust drains from the sky, the fate of the living--and the dead--to depend on Lyra and Will.

 

A New York Times Bestseller

A Newsweek Top 100 Book of All Time

An Entertainment Weekly All-Time Greatest Novel

Winner of the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year Award.

Winner of the British Book Award (Children's)

 

"Pullman has created the last great fantasy masterpiece of the twentieth century. An astounding achievement." --The Cincinnati Enquirer

"Breathtaking adventure . . . a terrific story, eloquently told." --The Boston Globe

"War, politics, magic, science, individual lives and cosmic destinies are all here . . . shaped and assembled into a narrative of tremendous pace by a man with a generous, precise intelligence. I am completely enchanted." --The New York Times Book Review

"Masterful. . . . This title confirms Pullman's inclusion in the company of C. S. Lewis and Tolkien." --Smithsonian Magazine

"Synopsis" by , FOR THE FIRST time, the hardcover editions of Philip Pullman's awardwinning His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass) with the original, classic covers by Eric Rohmann, will be available in a boxed set.
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