Book ☆ The Amber Spyglass Ë 467 pages ´ Reflectionslisburnltd

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Will is the bearer of the knife Now accompanied by angels his task is to deliver that powerful dangerous weapon to Lord Asriel by the command of his dying fatherBut ho A 83% | Very Good Notes A sad but necessary ending; its exceptional last chapters may have seemed unconvincing if penned by a lesser writer

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The Amber SpyglassOrlds are lining up for war and Will must find Lyra for together they are on their way to battle an inevitable journey that will even take them to the world of the dea If you haven’t read the ENTIRE three books please don’t read any further I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you because the ending is so endearing andlasting that I would HATE to take it away from you I absolutely fell in love with Lyra Didn’t you She was the sister I wish I would have had growing up She was myself as I played with all of my brothers in the mudfields she was the daughter I’m sure every woman would yearn to have In my opinion Philip Pullman was brilliant in his creation of this little girl Her flaws were her strength just as much as her strengths were her salvation And when you take her inuisitive innocence and throw in Will’s brave maturitytogether the two of them are almost too much to bear I was heady with adoration for the two of them combined I’m sure some would say they were too perfect together too sappy too trite But my cynicism runs deep and my heart was still touched Maybe it’s because I’m a girl or because my heart still remembers the depth of that first love The absoluteness of it My heart remembers “Going to China” haa haa and it longs to visit again Will was the boy every girl wants to fall in love with Loyal strong clever honest sweet and faithful I hated him for agreeing to close every single window except one but loved him for his dedication to do what’s “right” I wanted to shake him and tell him that when he gets older he will realize that one window wouldn’t have mattered – that what he was at Lyra’s side was worth one silly little window in the fabric of the worlds But of course he wouldn’t listen to me because he is young and doesn’t know how rare True Love is So I sighed and cried and watched them felt them split forever And I agonized over whether they would ever figure out how to Astral Project into eachother's lives And if the one would wait for the other when they died so that they could walk out the window they created hand in hand I could literally picture them sitting there on that bench for an hour each year aching for eachother once again SighI liked how Mrs Coulter was deep enough to be both intrinsically evil and love Lyra with a blindly maternal love in the end I liked how the Master at Jordon and John Faa were father figures in their own ways I liked little Roger’s complete faith and how Iorek’s devotion was tempered with a knowledge that was higher than either of the children’s I did find Mary Malone unbearably boring and found myself wishing away any chapter having to deal with her and her mulefa Get back to the real story of Lyra and Will I could have done without her entire story lineAnd of course there was Pantalaimon How much do we all wish we had a dæmon that we could see touch talk to rely on How much fun would it be to have a morphing little partner in everything we do Ahhh was a fun concept to explore and probably the very secret to HDM’s success Pullman’s descriptions of the different dæmon’s throughout each book were descriptive imaginative and comical All in all an excellent book I wish I would have read it slower so that I could have enjoyed Lyra and Will's company a little longer

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Book ☆ The Amber Spyglass Ë 467 pages ´ Reflectionslisburnltd Æ Will is the bearer of the knife Now accompanied by angels his task is to deliver that powerful dangerous weapon to Lord Asriel by the command of his dying fatherBut how can he go looking for Lord Asriel when Lyra is gone Only with heW can he go looking for Lord Asriel when Lyra is gone Only with her help can he fathom the myriad plots and intrigues that beset him The two great powers of the many w i just decided to copy and paste a response i wrote regarding this book in one of the GR groups that is inexcusably lazy so sue me also it is full of SPOILERS i think one of the most uniue things about this book is the fact that one protagonist is a liar and the other is a murderer not only is that uncommon particularly in YA lit it is transgressive i like how the tools that help these two in their amazing adventures are ones that are normally displayed by villains and without their ruthless abilities to lie and to kill they wouldn't have survived to put these abilities in the hands of the protagonists is one way of showing that despite having negative attributes a person can still be good and still be heroic the characters are as complex as real people in that they are not all good and in many ways both the ability to lie and the ability to kill come back to haunt both children particularly the latter they don't just get a free pass by the author but nor are their flaws portrayed in a black and white way many children lie many people in the world have killed but doing either does not make them automatically villains i like that as well as far as the author's atheism goes it doesn't bother me and i think the series is uite separate from his point of view the God that is destroyed is not actually God he is a despot angel gone to seed an imposter i actually found the book to be exceedingly spiritual and very much connected to the ideas of love for humanity love for nature even love for spirituality in its own way now obviously pullman is a curmudgeonly atheistbut i don't see those views shoved down readers' throats during the series what i see is an ability to use ideas of 'angels' and 'heaven' without sentiment and to even subvert Christian paradigmswithout actually saying 'There Is No God or Heaven' that may be implied but i think it can be argued that the opposite is also impliedthat there may be a God and a Heaven that is above all of these angel hierarchies all of the warfare as a God lover myself i would hesitate to call myself 'Christian' i am always on the look out for sneaky nihilistic anti spirituality tracts those kinds of things annoy me just as much as the display of judgmental religious rhetoric despite the author's personal perspective i didn't notice that in this series and i was looking for it angels warring and a False God Angel to me do not amount to a renunciation of faith if anything it illustrates a critical stance towards current organized religion i can deal with that it is not all or nothing or black white it is a grey scale and as i've mentioned overall i found the novel to be deeply spiritual pullman may be a curmudgeonly atheist; the morality of the book itself is not personally i thought the Chronicles of Narnia one of my favorite series was far overt in its religious teachings than Golden Compass was in its 'uestion what you have been taught' lessons Chronicles was a wonderful adventure AND a clear religious allegory Golden Compass is a wonderful adventure AND a lesson in not blindly following faith with the ultimate lesson that a person can still find their own personal way to faith spirituality i think that is a good lesson for kids for everyone