Book details of 'The Amber Spyglass'
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Reviewer Jessica wrote:
I think this book was one of the best books I've ever read. I think anyone who reads it will be changed and I personally couldn't put it down. I reccomend this trilogy to anyone who wants to read a great book.
Reviewer amazon.co.uk wrote:
Philip Pullman began the spellbinding His Dark Materials sequence with Northern
Lights, which dazzled everyone who read it, children and adults alike. Remarkably, he
kept up the quality in The Subtle Knife, the second title in the trilogy. Here he brings
the series to an extraordinary conclusion. Will and Lyra, the two children at the heart
of the books, have become separated amid great dangers. Can they find each other, and their friends? Then complete
their mysterious quest before it is too late? The great rebellion against the dark powers that hold Lyra's world in thrall
(and many others) is nearing its climax. She and Will have crucial parts to play, but they don't know what it is that they
must do, and terrible powers are hunting them down. The pace of the book is compelling, the writing powerful.
Pullman's plotting is intricate and cunning, surprising the reader again and again. In this volume the cosmic dimensions
of the story become more prominent, as a great conflict across many universes comes to a head. The author's beliefs
also come more into the open. Perhaps what is most striking of all, however, is the depth of the characterisation. Lord
Asriel, Mrs Coulter, Iorek Byrnison the king of the armoured bears, a host of minor characters, most of all Will and Lyra
themselves: the book is a library of beautifully drawn, remarkably convincing characters walking in worlds of marvels.
Philip Pullman's writing commands immense respect; more than that, it is raising the profile of the best children's
books among adults, as demanding critics of all ages fall in love with this remarkable trilogy.
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