The Amber Spyglass brings the intrigue of The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife to a heart-stopping end, marking the final volume of His Dark Materials as the most powerful of the trilogy. Along with the return of Lyra and other familiar characters from the first two books come a host of new characters: the Mulefa, mysterious wheeled creatures with the power to see Dust; Gallivespian Lord Roke, a hand-high spymaster to Lord Asriel; and Metatron, a fierce and mighty angel. So too come startling revelations: 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 uncover the secret of Dust. Philip Pullman deftly brings the cliffhangers and mysteries of His Dark Materials to an earth-shattering conclusion and confirms his fantasy trilogy as an undoubted and enduring classic.沒有靈魂，人類就能永保純潔？天堂的真相是永無止境的絕望？ 萊拉與威爾皆有心願未了。萊拉要向亡友羅傑道歉，威爾想再見死去的父親一面。然而從沒有活人進入冥界，更沒有人離開過，因此他們只能自己摸索。在熊王歐瑞克與加里維刺間諜協助之下，他們運用真理探測儀與奧祕匕首，終於踏入禁忌之地──然而這只是種種艱難考驗的起點…… 非洲王、加里維刺族與叛變天使齊集艾塞列公爵麾下，準備與神國背水一戰；教誨權威傾全力摧毀世界墮落的象徵、源頭與徵兆；天堂攝政王則決定加強神國在世俗的權力，直接掌控人間。跨世界的大戰勢不可免，所有宇宙的命運均交纏於此，萬物都將為自己的未來一搏，但誰也無法預料結果。 新世界中的謬爾發族，為瑪隆博士帶來突破「影子」之謎的驚人靈感。謬爾發的神祕物質「思若夫」與瑪隆的影子、萊拉世界的塵，有共通之處嗎？她如何完成使命，協助萊拉與威爾？ 驚人的「黑暗元素」終曲！格局更為宏大繁複，獨特創意目不暇給，童趣與哲思相融，情感豐沛深厚，故事張力強大；對人世、地獄、天堂、深淵，以及人類、鬼魂、天使與上帝的詮釋，更完整呈現了普曼對人類處境的深刻關懷。
Philip Pullman has won many distinguished prizes, including the Carnegie Medal for The Golden Compass (and the reader-voted "Carnegie of Carnegies" for the best children's book of the past seventy years); the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year Award for The Amber Spyglass; a Booker Prize long-list nomination (The Amber Spyglass); Parents' Choice Gold Awards (The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass); and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, in honor of his body of work. In 2004, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.Philip Pullman is the author of many books for young readers, including two volumes related to the His Dark Materials trilogy: Lyra's Oxford and Once Upon a Time in the North. He lives in Oxford, England. To learn more, please visit www.philip-pullman.com and www.hisdarkmaterials.com.