The Amber Spyglass
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The Amber Spyglass

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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. A"New York Times"Bestseller A"Newsweek"Top 100 Book of All Time An"Entertainment Weekly"All-Time Greatest Novel Winner of the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year Award. Winner of the British Book Award (Children's) "Pullman has created the last great fantasy masterpiece of the twentieth century. An astounding achievement." --"The Cincinnati Enquirer" "Breathtaking adventure . . . a terrific story, eloquently told." --"The Boston Globe" "War, politics, magic, science, individual lives and cosmic destinies are all here . . . shaped and assembled into a narrative of tremendous pace by a man with a generous, precise intelligence. I am completely enchanted." --"The New York Times Book Review" "Masterful. . . . This title confirms Pullman's inclusion in the company of C. S. Lewis and Tolkien." --"Smithsonian Magazine""show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 465 pages
  • 109.22 x 167.64 x 33.02mm | 181.44g
  • Random House Children's Books
  • Laurel Leaf Library
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0440238153
  • 9780440238157
  • 19,944

About Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman has won many distinguished prizes, including the Carnegie Medal for "The Golden Compass" (and the reader-voted "Carnegie of Carnegies" for the best children's book of the past seventy years); the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year Award for "The Amber Spyglass"; a Booker Prize long-list nomination ("The Amber Spyglass"); Parents' Choice Gold Awards ("The Subtle Knife" and "The Amber Spyglass"); and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, in honor of his body of work. In 2004, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Philip Pullman is the author of many books for young readers, including two volumes related to the His Dark Materials trilogy: "Lyra's Oxford" and "Once Upon a Time in the North." He lives in Oxford, England. To learn more, please visit www.philip-pullman.com and www.hisdarkmaterials.com.show more

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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.show more

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Pullman has created the last great fantasy masterpiece of the twentieth century. "The Cincinnati Enquirer" Absorbing. . . . Like "Harry Potter" creator J. K. Rowling, [Pullman] invents a world filled with strange divinations and wordplays. "Newsweek " A literary masterpiece . . . [that] caps the most magnificent fantasy series since "The Lord of the Rings" and puts Harry Potter to shame. . . . A page-turning story that builds to a powerful finish. "Oregonian" 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 ""show more