The Amber Spyglass brings the intrigue of The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife to a heartstopping close, marking the third and final volume as the most powerful of the trilogy. Along with the return of Lyra, Will, Mrs. Coulter, Lord Asriel, Dr. Mary Malone, and Iorek Byrnison the armored bear, The Amber Spyglass introduces a host of new characters: the Mulefa, mysterious wheeled creatures with the power to see Dust; Gallivespian Lord Roke, a hand-high spy-master to Lord Asriel; and Metatron, a fierce and mighty angel. And this final volume brings startling revelations, too: the painful price Lyra must pay to walk through the land of the dead, the haunting power of Dr. Malone’s amber spyglass, and the names of who will live—and who will die—for love. And all the while, war rages with the Kingdom of Heaven, a brutal battle that—in its shocking outcome—will reveal the secret of Dust.(
I was a bit unsure about reading this book so soon after the second book. This was mainly because the second book in the series was a major disappointment to me. However I was pleasantly surprised when I was sucked back into the world that Pullman has created and was left unable to put this book down until I had finished it.
This book definitely wraps up the story and answered all the question that I was left with after the second book.
This is definitely a must read series and I was highly impressed by the uniqueness of the world Pullman has created and is one of the most imaginative series I think I have ever read. All the characters were unique and had a set purpose and belonging within the novel.
This novel is full of suspense and will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. I actually feel like I will have to re-read this novel at some point as I read it so fast that I feel there will be things I have missed the first time round.
This is a series that I highly recommend and is one that I feel can be enjoyed by adults and children.