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The Amber Spyglass - Philip Pullman

The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials

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The Amber Spyglass is the final volume in His Dark Materials trilogy.

Philip Pullman is the Whitbread Award-winning author of the bestselling His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass, and Lyra's Oxford. His books for young readers also include The Scarecrow and His Servant, I Was ...

Philip Pullman is the Whitbread Award-winning author of the bestselling His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass, and Lyra's Oxford. His books for young readers also include The Scarecrow and His Servant, I Was ...

The Amber Spyglass is the final volume in His Dark Materials trilogy.

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The Amber Spyglass is harder going than its two predecessors, but Pullman throws so much theological debate into this children’s fictional book, that the fact is hardly surprising. What is surprising is that the manner in which Pullman achieves this is inoffensive and even as an adult, one can find some plausibility in his argument, despite the fantastical presence of witches, ghouls and such forth.

A bravura trilogy deserves a bravura finish. The Amber Spyglass concludes Philip Pullman's challenging and polarizing His Dark Materials by delivering just such showmanship for most of its length, before finally dailing down the spectacle at the very end and becoming an intensely personal story of love and loss and sacrifice for the greater good on the part of its adolescent heroes, Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry. To some readers, this was a serious disappointment. Perhaps they were all worked up to expect the epic fantasy cliché du jour of a final-chapter winner-take-all boss battle.