The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
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The Amber Spyglass

by Philip Pullman
Release date: 2000
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, young adult

World Fantasy Award nominee 2001.

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.

(updated 2010-09-07)

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I was very disappointed with The Amber Spyglass. I really enjoyed the series until I read this book. Without giving too much away, major characters completely turn away from their true nature. The plot falls apart in certain aspects. The series had a lot of potential, but the last installment did not live up to my expectations.
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