11 years +  

The Amber Spyglass (Paperback)

Philip Pullman

-   11 years +

The third and final novel in Philip Pullman's bestselling His Dark Materials series, The Amber Spyglass provides a fitting end to Lyra and Will's incredible journey.

Although their fates have been found together by powers beyond their own worlds, the duo have now been violently separated. Will they be able to find each other before the greatest war that has ever been? To get there, they'll have to journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned...


Product Details

  • Product code: ABKNH
  • ISBN: 9781407130248
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.2cm x 19.9cm
  • Pages: 544
  • Publish date: Thu Mar 03 00:00:00 GMT 2011
  • Book points: 7

Red House Reader Review

Reader review: The Amber Spyglass - Paperback - 9781407130248
Abigail Ridsdill-Smith
Red House Reviewer

Will and Lyra were pulled together by fate. Yet it seems that fate is trying to keep them apart. When Mrs Coulter takes Lyra to a cave in the mountainside and Will is lost far in another world, how will they ever meet again? The Amber Spyglass is the third book in the Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman. I must admit that I haven't always been a big fan of Philip Pullman, so was a bit reluctant to start the book. I also found the characters a little difficult to understand having missed the other two books in the series, which are obviously quite complex, judging by the amount of ideas in this one! However, after a while I understood the story, and found it well written and in a beautiful style. My only issue was the cliché of Lyra and Will's relationship. While early in the story, they seem good friends and have a close friendship that seems to show what they have gone through, at the end they get together, which was disappointing. I was hoping this would be avoided; doesn't seem at all the author's style. Despite this, I found the book intriguing and different and would recommend it to older readers!

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