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The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

The Amber Spyglass (2000)

by Philip Pullman (Author)

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Series: His Dark Materials (3)

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    The Once and Future King by T. H. White (themulhern)
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Το Κεχριμπαρένιο Τηλεσκόπιο είναι το τρίτο και τελ​ευταίο βιβλίο μιας καταπληκτικής τριλογίας. Δεν εί​ναι απλά ο επίλογος μιας ιστορίας, θα μπορούσε να ​είναι η αρχή μιας άλλης. Είναι η στιγμή που ο αναγ​νώστης πραγματικά συνειδητοποιεί τι κρύβεται πίσω ​από την τριλογία. Πέρα από ένα πολύ καλογραμμένο μ​υθιστόρημα για μικρούς και μεγάλους, είναι και ένα​ ( )
  GeorgiaKo | May 27, 2016 |
This final part of the trilogy is still brilliant but feels less tightly edited than the first 2. A bit too much of the mulefa lifestyle, and of Lyra being asleep in the early parts of the book. But it is a worthy end to a wonderful set of books which I'm sure I'll re-read again on a regular basis. ( )
  AlisonSakai | Apr 25, 2016 |
A great way to end of His Dark Materials trilogy. Phillip Pullman is an awesome writer and his writing truly captures your hearts. ( )
  gracefranks25 | Apr 24, 2016 |
An enjoyable conclusion to the His Dark Materials trilogy. ( )
  kale.dyer | Apr 17, 2016 |
This was a satisfying ending to His Dark Materials trilogy. The book started a little slowly for me as Lyra and Will, the heroine and hero of these books, were separated, so the story bounced back and forth between them while also weaving in the stories of others who were searching for them. But as action heightens, the pace picks up, and I was pulled back into these unfamiliar worlds. Pullman creates a great deal of subtly in depicting good and evil, and Lyra and Will find no easy pathway in their quest. I am glad that I finally got to this engaging trilogy. ( )
  porch_reader | Mar 31, 2016 |
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And as the bumpy journey among these dark materials comes to an end, there is the most moving of scenes: all fantasy subdued and only human frailty revealed in the real world of Oxford's Botanic Garden.

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Pullman, PhilipAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bützow, HeleneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bruno, FrancescoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pullman, PhilipNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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O tell of His might, O sing of His grace,
Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space,
His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form,
And dark is His path on the wings of the storm.

    Robert Grant, from Hymns Ancient and Modern.
O stars,
isn't it from you that the lover's desire for the face
of his beloved arises? Doesn't his secret insight
into her pure features come from pure constellations?

    Ranier Maria Rilke, The Third Elegy.
    From The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke (transl. Stephen Michell)
Fine vapors escape from whatever is doing the living.
The night is cold and delicate and full of angels
Pounding down the living. The factories are all lit up,
The chime goes unheard.
We are together at last, though far apart.

    John Ashbery, The Ecclesiast.
    From River and Mountains.
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In a valley shaded with rhododendrons, close to the snow line, where a stream milky with melt-water splashed and where doves and linnets flew among the immense pines, lay a cave, half-hidden by the crag above and the stiff heavy leaves that clustered below.
I used to be a nun, you see. I thought physics could be done to the glory of God, till I saw there wasn't any God at all and that physics was more interesting anyway. The Christian religion is a very powerful and convincing mistake, that's all.
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In the astonishing finale to the His Dark Materials trilogy, Lyra and Will are in unspeakable danger. With help from Iorek Byrnison the armored bear and two tiny Gallivespian spies, they must journey to a dank and gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone. All the while, Dr. Mary Malone builds a magnificent Amber Spyglass. An assassin hunts her down, and Lord Asriel, with a troop of shining angels, fights his mighty rebellion, in a battle of strange allies—and shocking sacrifice.

As war rages and Dust drains from the sky, the fate of the living—and the dead—finally comes to depend on two children and the simple truth of one simple story.
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Heroine suffers.
But in the end it's only

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Lyra and Will find themselves at the center of a battle between the forces of the Authority and those gathered by Lyra's father, Lord Asriel.

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