Questions tagged [the-amber-spyglass]

Use this tag for questions about "The Amber Spyglass", the third novel in the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman released in 2000. This novel concludes the story of Will and Lyra. Always use in conjunction with the [his-dark-materials] tag.

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Can other people in our world see Kirjava?

I've just finished watching series 3 of His Dark Materials (haven't read the books). During the course of the series... Happy to have answers either from the books, from Phillip Pullman, or from the ...
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Why didn't Lyra ask the alethiometer who Father Gomez was and what he was doing there? [closed]

In The Amber Spyglass, after Dr Malone observed the man with the rifle casing out the mulefa village and then told Lyra and Will about the man, why didn't Lyra ask the alethiometer who the man was and ...
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How did the Gyptians bring a whole ship to the mulefa world?

I couldn't wait for the third season of His Dark Materials series so I read the whole trilogy. My question is this: In The Amber Spyglass, how did the Gyptians bring a whole ship into the mulefa world ...
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Looking for Philip Pullman quote re imaginary numbers and possibly daemons/dæmons

Besides the term 'imaginary numbers' being used in the actual books: Adam and Eve are like imaginary numbers, like the square root of minus one… If you include it in your equation, you can calculate ...
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Why didn't Will continue to make windows and fight the Spectres?

Major spoilers, this question is about the end of The Amber Spyglass. I won't put everything into a spoiler block. At the end of The Amber Spyglass, Will and Lyra (and an angel) discuss whether there ...
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Why did the Dust stop flowing away when Lyra and Will realized their love for each other?

In The Amber Spyglass, by Philip Pullman, Lyra and Will realize they love each other, and kiss. Doctor Mary Malone suddenly sees the Dust stop flowing away, and instead it is eddying and swirling ...
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Why do Will and Lyra's personalities not change in the world of the dead in Northern Lights without their Daemons?

In The Amber Spyglass, Will and Lyra (& Chevalier Tialys and Lady Salmakia) must leave their Daemons behind when they cross the river into the world of the dead. If Humans in His Dark Materials ...