The Amber Spyglass
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Reserved for a bookbox.
From the Publisher
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 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 cliffhangers and mysteries of His Dark Materials to an earth-shattering conclusion and confirms his fantasy trilogy as an undoubted and enduring classic.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I'm sending this (in a box of books) to kiptrix for the Charleston Bookcrossers to release in the Resource Room at the 2007 Anniversary Convention.
Thanks for sending this down to the convention!!
Meanwhile, the doctor that Lyra and Will met also sets out in an attempt to help the children in this multi-world battle. She comes to a world of people that are 4 legged creates with a diamond-shaped body and trunks who communicate with movement and different sounds. Once Dr. Malone learns to communicate with these creatures, she finds that they are distressed by an essential tree not growing like it used to, 300 years ago. She creates an amber spyglass to see what is happening to dust and try to save this civilization.
While in most series, the first book is the best and the second and third books aren't as good, this isn't the case with this series. Each book is as strong as the previous and the story is kept moving along. You care about the characters and want to see good triumph over evil. Although, I was unsure how I felt about Mrs. Coulter by the end of the book.
I am very happy that this series made the BBC Top 100 list because I never would have read these books otherwise. They were fabulous! It was page turning, imaginative, and entertaining. Plus, they weren't predictable. I highly recommend these books!
Meanwhile, Dr. Malone goes in search of the children. On the way she visits a land where the creatures are diamond shaped and they live in tandem with big seed pods which they use as wheels. She learns to communicate with them and starts to learn how they can see Dust and see it disappearing from their lives. Dr. Malone wants to find a way to reverse the outward flow of Dust and save civilization.
There is a war between good and evil and the church is front row center.
I found this book even better than the other two. I don't think I have ever read a series where each book keeps getting better. You could see the two children growing in their personal development. A great book!!!