The Amber Spyglass

by Phillip Pullman | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0679879269 Global Overview for this book
Registered by emtmeghan of on 3/11/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by emtmeghan from not specified, not specified not specified on Sunday, March 11, 2007
The final book in an excellent series.

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.

Released 12 yrs ago (3/14/2007 UTC) at Book Donations in US Postal Service, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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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.

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Journal Entry 3 by CharlestonBCers from Charleston, South Carolina USA on Monday, March 19, 2007
Sent for the Charleston convention, all the way from Massachusetts. Thank you very much!

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, April 22, 2007
I was excited when I saw this book at the convention book buffet because I have books 1 and 2 and have been looking around for book 3 for a while. This trilogy was voted as the #3 best book of all time by the BBC. I've heard great things about the book so I'm looking forward to reading it. However, since it is a hardcover, I'm actually mailing the book back to myself because my luggage would be overweight if I took it home with me! lol
Thanks for sending this down to the convention!!

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, September 21, 2008
The final book of His Dark Materials trilogy certainly leaves nothing back. It certainly wraps up this epic trilogy quite well. This book sees Will and Lyra joining forces with the polar bears, small men and women called Gallivespians, angels, and people to fight against the Church. Except Will and Lyra don't take instruction well and go off on their own to fight their own battles, including going into the world of the dead.

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!

Journal Entry 6 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, October 09, 2008
This book is with me now!

Journal Entry 7 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, October 13, 2008
This is the third book in a fantastic series. Lyra and Will find each other and continue with their adventure. They journey though many different worlds and also have their own personal journeys. They have a host of creatures who help them: armored bears, little people named Gallivespians with deadly spurs, witches and angels. Although each of these creatures has a path they would like to lead these children on, Will and Lyra seem to want to do their own thing and decide to first visit The Land of the Dead.

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!!!

Journal Entry 8 by chronicbooker3 from Hamilton, Ontario Canada on Sunday, December 28, 2008
Picked this up at December's meetup.

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