The Amber Spyglass
His Dark Materials • Book III“IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT DOWN, SO FIRMLY AND RELENTLESSLY DOES PULLMAN DRAW YOU INTO HIS TALE . . . [A] gripping saga pitting the magnetic young Lyra Belacqua and her friend Will Parry against the forces of both Heaven and Hell.”–Pittsburgh Post-Gazette“BREATHTAKING... show more
His Dark Materials • Book III“IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT DOWN, SO FIRMLY AND RELENTLESSLY DOES PULLMAN DRAW YOU INTO HIS TALE . . . [A] gripping saga pitting the magnetic young Lyra Belacqua and her friend Will Parry against the forces of both Heaven and Hell.”–Pittsburgh Post-Gazette“BREATHTAKING ADVENTURE . . . A TERRIFIC STORY, ELOQUENTLY TOLD.”–The Boston Sunday Globe“HEARTSTOPPING PACE . . . CRACKLING ACTION . . . Pullman has created the last great fantasy masterpiece of the 20th century.”–Cincinnati Enquirer“TRIUMPHANT . . . MASTERFUL . . . A THOUGHTFUL, METICULOUSLY CRAFTED ADVENTURE.”–San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: October 2nd 2001
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 465
Edition language: English
Series: His Dark Materials (#3)
The Amber Spyglass is a frustrating book. It comes so close to being as dark as the His Dark Materials trilogy title implies only to take a turn into the power of love. Pullman has a bad habit of setting up a plot twist at the end of a novel only to go in a completely different direction in the se...
To be perfectly honest, these books have been sitting on the bookcase I use for most of my TBR books for quite a while and I've never got around to even starting them. I've always liked the idea of series (well, trilogies at least) where I can go from book 1 through to book 3 without the annoyance o...
So I have been putting off reading this book because I was so nervous about the end of the series. But I finally pushed through and I have to say it was pretty good.As with the second book, I was disappointed that Lyra had a lesser role (she spends a good chunk of the book sleeping), but she does gr...
It is hard to sustain a trilogy through three books. All too often the first book is the strongest, with a deterioration into irrelevance by the end. I really loved the first book, but I feel like this series really built to a symphonic crescendo before tapering off into the ending. We begin The A...
I have to say that I thought this book was ridiculously good. There were some flow problems here and there, but other than that I thought it was great from beginning to end. I think the main reason is that though Phillip Pullman probably did consider a possibly different ending to this book. I am gl...