Items related to His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass (Book 3)

His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass (Book 3) - Softcover

 
9780440238157: His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass (Book 3)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 
HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!

The unforgettable His Dark Materials trilogy that began with The Golden Compass—the modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an "All-Time Greatest Novel" and Newsweek hailed as a "Top 100 Book of All Time"—and continued with The Subtle Knife, reaches its astonishing conclusion with The Amber Spyglass.


Throughout the worlds, the forces of both heaven and hell are mustering to take part in Lord Asriel's audacious rebellion. Each player in this epic drama has a role to play—and a sacrifice to make. Witches, angels, spies, assassins, tempters, and pretenders, no one will remain unscathed.

Lyra and Will have the most dangerous task of all. They must journey to a gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone and from which there is no escape.

As war rages and Dust drains from the sky, the fate of the living—and the dead—comes to depend on Lyra and Will. On the choices they make in love, and for love, forevermore.

A #1 New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the Whitbread Award
Winner of the British Book Award (Children's)
Published in 40 Countries
 
"Masterful.... This title confirms Pullman's inclusion in the company of C.S. Lewis and Tolkien." —Smithsonian Magazine

"Pullman has created the last great fantasy masterpiece of the twentieth century. An astounding achievement." —The Cincinnati Enquirer

"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

"Breathtaking adventure . . . a terrific story, eloquently told." The Boston Globe

 Don't miss Philip Pullman's epic new trilogy set in the world of His Dark Materials!
** THE BOOK OF DUST **
La Belle Sauvage
The Secret Commonwealth

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:
From the very start of its very first scene, The Amber Spyglass will set hearts fluttering and minds racing. All we'll say here is that we immediately discover who captured Lyra at the end of The Subtle Knife, though we've yet to discern whether this individual's intent is good, evil, or somewhere in between. We also learn that Will still possesses the blade that allows him to cut between worlds, and has been joined by two winged companions who are determined to escort him to Lord Asriel's mountain redoubt. The boy, however, has only one goal in mind--to rescue his friend and return to her the alethiometer, an instrument that has revealed so much to her and to readers of The Golden Compass and its follow-up. Within a short time, too, we get to experience the "tingle of the starlight" on Serafina Pekkala's skin as she seeks out a famished Iorek Byrnison and enlists him in Lord Asriel's crusade:
A complex web of thoughts was weaving itself in the bear king's mind, with more strands in it than hunger and satisfaction. There was the memory of the little girl Lyra, whom he had named Silvertongue, and whom he had last seen crossing the fragile snow bridge across a crevasse in his own island of Svalbard. Then there was the agitation among the witches, the rumors of pacts and alliances and war; and then there was the surpassingly strange fact of this new world itself, and the witch's insistence that there were many more such worlds, and that the fate of them all hung somehow on the fate of the child.
Meanwhile, two factions of the Church are vying to reach Lyra first. One is even prepared to give a priest "preemptive absolution" should he succeed in committing mortal sin. For these tyrants, killing this girl is no less than "a sacred task."

In the final installment of his trilogy, Philip Pullman has set himself the highest hurdles. He must match its predecessors in terms of sheer action and originality and resolve the enigmas he already created. The good news is that there is no critical bad news--not that The Amber Spyglass doesn't contain standoffs and close calls galore. (Who would have it otherwise?) But Pullman brings his audacious revision of Paradise Lost to a conclusion that is both serene and devastating. In prose that is transparent yet lyrical and 3-D, the author weaves in and out of his principals' thoughts. He also offers up several additional worlds. In one, Dr. Mary Malone is welcomed into an apparently simple society. The environment of the mulefa (again, we'll reveal nothing more) makes them rich in consciousness while their lives possess a slow and stately rhythm. These strange creatures can, however, be very fast on their feet (or on other things entirely) when necessary. Alas, they are on the verge of dying as Dust streams out of their idyllic landscape. Will the Oxford dark-matter researcher see her way to saving them, or does this require our young heroes? And while Mary is puzzling out a cure, Will and Lyra undertake a pilgrimage to a realm devoid of all light and hope, after having been forced into the cruelest of sacrifices--or betrayals.

Throughout his galvanizing epic, Pullman sustains scenes of fierce beauty and tenderness. He also allows us a moment or two of comic respite. At one point, for instance, Lyra's mother bullies a series of ecclesiastical underlings: "The man bowed helplessly and led her away. The guard behind her blew out his cheeks with relief." Needless to say, Mrs. Coulter is as intoxicating and fluid as ever. And can it be that we will come to admire her as she plays out her desperate endgame? In this respect, as in many others, The Amber Spyglass is truly a book of revelations, moving from darkness visible to radiant truth. --Kerry Fried

From the Inside Flap:
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.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

  • PublisherLaurel Leaf
  • Publication date2003
  • ISBN 10 0440238153
  • ISBN 13 9780440238157
  • BindingMass Market Paperback
  • Number of pages480
  • Rating

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781407130248: The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1407130242 ISBN 13:  9781407130248
Publisher: Scholastic, 2011
Softcover

  • 9780440418566: The Amber Spyglass: 3 (His Dark Materials)

    Yearli..., 2003
    Softcover

  • 9781407186122: The Amber Spyglass: 3 (His Dark Materials)

    Schola..., 2017
    Softcover

  • 9780679879268: His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass (Book 3): v. 3

    Alfred..., 2000
    Hardcover

  • 9780702301698: His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass (Gift Edition): 3

    Schola..., 2019
    Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

Pullman, Philip
Published by Laurel Leaf (2003)
ISBN 10: 0440238153 ISBN 13: 9780440238157
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Red's Corner LLC
(Brookhaven, GA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. All orders ship by next business day! This is a new paperback book. For USED books, we cannot guarantee supplemental materials such as CDs, DVDs, access codes and other materials. We are a small company and very thankful for your business!. Seller Inventory # 4CNOOA001BF5

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
1.05
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.53
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Pullman, Philip
Published by Laurel Leaf (2003)
ISBN 10: 0440238153 ISBN 13: 9780440238157
New Soft Cover Quantity: 10
Seller:
booksXpress
(Bayonne, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Soft Cover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9780440238157

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
7.65
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Pullman, Philip
Published by Laurel Leaf (2003)
ISBN 10: 0440238153 ISBN 13: 9780440238157
New Softcover Quantity: 7
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Brand New! Not Overstocks or Low Quality Book Club Editions! Direct From the Publisher! We're not a giant, faceless warehouse organization! We're a small town bookstore that loves books and loves it's customers! Buy from Lakeside Books!. Seller Inventory # OTF-Y-9780440238157

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
4.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.14
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Pullman, Philip
Published by Laurel Leaf (2003)
ISBN 10: 0440238153 ISBN 13: 9780440238157
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
GF Books, Inc.
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Book is in NEW condition. 0.55. Seller Inventory # 0440238153-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
7.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Pullman, Philip
Published by Laurel Leaf Library 9/9/2003 (2003)
ISBN 10: 0440238153 ISBN 13: 9780440238157
New Paperback or Softback Quantity: 4
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Amber Spyglass 0.52. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780440238157

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
7.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Pullman, Philip
Published by Laurel Leaf (2003)
ISBN 10: 0440238153 ISBN 13: 9780440238157
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
MVE Inc
(Hickory, NC, U.S.A.)

Book Description Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. perfect. Seller Inventory # 650020723038

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
4.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.14
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

PULLMAN, PHILIP
Published by Penguin Random House (2003)
ISBN 10: 0440238153 ISBN 13: 9780440238157
New Softcover Quantity: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 9780440238157

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
5.19
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.14
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Pullman, Philip
Published by Laurel Leaf (2003)
ISBN 10: 0440238153 ISBN 13: 9780440238157
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
THEVILLAGEBOOKSTORE
(Fall River, MA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. MM. Seller Inventory # 53MN6P000FC5

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
5.26
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.14
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Pullman, Philip
Published by Laurel Leaf (2003)
ISBN 10: 0440238153 ISBN 13: 9780440238157
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # BKZN9780440238157

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
8.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Pullman, Philip
Published by Laurel Leaf (2003)
ISBN 10: 0440238153 ISBN 13: 9780440238157
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New! This book is in the same immaculate condition as when it was published. Seller Inventory # 353-0440238153-new

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
8.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book