Kirkus Star
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Series: His Dark Materials


THE AMBER SPYGLASS by Philip Pullman
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 10, 2000

"Readers will be chastened—and warmed—and sorry to see the last page. (Fiction. 12+)"
The longed-for third volume in this trilogy (The Golden Compass, 1996; The Subtle Knife, 1997) satisfies deeply: full of grand set pieces, resplendent language, and glorious storytelling. Read full book review >
THE SUBTLE KNIFE by Philip Pullman
FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1997

"But as it, too, ends in a tremendous cliffhanger, most readers will seek out the first volume while they eagerly await the third. (First printing of 75,000; author tour) (Fiction. 12+)"
The powerful second installment in the His Dark Materials fantasy trilogy, which began with The Golden Compass (1996), continues the chronicling of Lyra Silvertongue's quest to find the origins of Dust—the very stuff of the universe. Read full book review >