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She warns Asriel, then spies on his lecture about Dustmysterious elementary particles. Lyra's friend Roger is kidnapped by child abductors known as the "Gobblers". Lyra is adopted by a charming socialite, Mrs Coulter. The Master secretly entrusts her with an alethiometer, a truth-telling device.
Lyra discovers that Coulter is the leader of the Gobblers, a secret Church-funded project, which is abducting children. Lyra flees to the Gyptianscanal -faring nomadswhose children have also been abducted.
They reveal to Lyra that Asriel and Coulter are actually her parents.
The Gyptians form an expedition to the Arctic with Lyra to rescue the children. Lyra recruits Iorek Byrnisonan armoured bearand his human aeronaut friend, Lee Scoresby. She also learns that Lord Asriel has been exiled, guarded by the bears on Svalbard.
Lyra is captured and taken to Bolvangar, where she is reunited with Roger. Coulter tells Lyra that the intercision prevents the onset of troubling adult emotions. Lyra and the children are rescued by Scoresby, Iorek, the Gyptians, and Serafina Pekkala 's flying witch clan. She tricks Iofur into fighting Iorek, who arrives with the others to rescue Lyra.
Iorek kills Iofur and takes his place as the rightful king. He tells Lyra that the Church believes Dust is the basis of sinand plans to visit the other universes and destroy its source.
Lyra determines to stop Asriel and discover the source of Dust for herself. The Subtle Knife[ edit ] Main article: Here Lyra meets Will Parrya twelve-year-old boy from our world.
Venturing into Will's our world, Lyra meets Dr. Mary Malone, a physicist who is researching what she calls Shadow Particles, which are the same as Lyra's Dust.
One edge of the knife can divide even subatomic particles and form subtle divisions in space, creating portals between worlds; the other edge easily cuts through any form of matter.
After meeting with witches from Lyra's world, they journey on. Scoresby dies defending Grumman from the forces of the Church. Grumman turns out to be Will's long-lost father and he succeeds in reuniting with his son before he is murdered by a witch who loved him but was turned down.
After his father's death, Will discovers that Lyra has been kidnapped and he is approached by two angels requesting his aid. The Amber Spyglass[ edit ] Main article: Coulteran agent of the Magisterium who has learned of the prophecy identifying Lyra as the next Eve.
Will ignores the angels; with the help of a local girl named Ama, the Bear King Iorek Byrnisonand Lord Asriel 's Gallivespian spies, the Chevalier Tialys and the Lady Salmakiahe rescues Lyra from the cave where her mother has hidden her from the Magisterium, which has become determined to kill her before she yields to temptation and sin like the original Eve.
Mary Malonea scientist from Will's world interested in "shadows" or Dust in Lyra's worldtravels to a land populated by strange sentient creatures called Mulefa. There she comes to understand the true nature of Dust, which is both created by and nourishes life which has become self-aware.
Lord Asriel and the reformed Mrs. Coulter work to destroy the Authority's Regent Metatron. They succeed, but themselves suffer annihilation in the process by pulling Metatron into the abyss.
The Authority himself dies of his own frailty when Will and Lyra free him from the crystal prison wherein Metatron had trapped him, able to do so because an attack by cliff-ghasts kills or drives away the prison's protectors. The book ends with Will and Lyra falling in love but realising they cannot live together in the same world, because all windows — except one from the underworld to the world of the Mulefa — must be closed to prevent the loss of Dust, because with every window opening, a Spectre would be created and that meant Will must never use the knife again.
Also because each of them can only live full lives in their native worlds. This is the temptation that Mary was meant to give them; to help them fall in love and then choose whether they should stay together or not.
Lyra loses her ability to intuitively read the alethiometer and determines to learn how to use her conscious mind to achieve the same effect. It is the physical manifestation of a person's 'inner being', soul or spirit. It takes the form of a creature moth, bird, dog, monkey, snake, etc.
An armoured bear's armour is his soul. Lyra Belacquaa wild year-old girl, has grown up in the fictional Jordan College, Oxford.Joanne Rowling, CH, OBE, FRSL, FRCPE (/ ˈ r oʊ l ɪ ŋ / "rolling"; born 31 July ), writing under the pen names J.
K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, philanthropist, film producer, television producer and screenwriter, best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have won multiple awards, and sold more than million copies, becoming the best.
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