Book Review: “The Amber Spyglass” by Philip Pullman

Victoria L.

Publisher: Scholastic/David Fickling Books
His Dark Materials | Book Three: The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

Cost: $7.99 at Barnes and Noble
Where to Buy: Barnes and Noble, Amazon, etc.

WARNING: Contains many spoilers


Characters:

  • Lyra “Silvertongue” Belaqua (Main)
  • Will Parry (Main)
  • Baruch
  • Balthamos
  • Mrs. Coulter
  • Lord Asriel
  • Metatron
  • Serafina Pekkala
  • Mary Malone
  • Chevalier Tialys
  • Lady Salmakia
  • Ama
  • Iorek Byrnison

Setting:

  • Himalayas
  • Ci’gazze
  • Lyra’s world
  • Will’s world
  • World of the Dead
  • World with the mulefa
Plot Summary:

The novel starts off by having Mrs. Coulter hiding in the Himalayas with Lyra drugged into sleep. She feeds Lyra a sleeping potion to keep her from waking up. A young servant girl, Ama, goes to a monk to get medicine that can wake up Lyra. Ama learns that Mrs. Coulter is not who she thought she was; Mrs. Coulter was an evil woman. Meanwhile, Lyra is dreaming of her speaking to Roger.

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