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The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials #03)

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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.

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ketakata, January 7, 2010 (view all comments by ketakata)
As a middle schooler, I devoured Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. The Amber Spyglass was by far my favorite of the three. Now as a college kid, I still absolutely love this book!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440418566
Author:
Pullman, Philip
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
His Dark Materials
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
7.67x5.10x1.25 in. .76 lbs.
Age Level:
12-12

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Product details 560 pages Yearling Books - English 9780440418566 Reviews:
"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 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.

From the Hardcover edition.

"Synopsis" by , In Pullman's astonishing finale to the His Dark Materials trilogy, Lyra and Will must journey to a dark and gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone. Meanwhile, Dr. Mary Malone builds a magnificent Amber Spyglass--and is then hunted down by an assassin.
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