Gospel.com Topics Feed - Alethiometer 2008-09-05T10:14:08-05:00 GCI info@gospel.com /feeds/topics/alethiometer/ His Dark Materials, Part II: The Amber Spyglass http://christiananswersforthenewage.org/Articles_TheAmberSpyglass.html 2008-09-05T10:14:08-05:00 The message of the third book in this trilogy, The Amber Spyglass, en't pretty. My grammar en't gone, either. I am merely mimicking the speech of the books' heroine, Lyra, whose poor grammar is vexing throughout the first book, and it becomes absolutely grating on the nerves by the third one. Aside from her bad grammar, Lyra's propensity to lie, her defiance of morality, her trance states in reading the alethiometer (which continue in this last book), and her role in overthrowing the Kingdom of Heaven combine to make her a rather unlikely heroine for a children's book. Lyra, along with Will (a young friend from another world), and her soul companion, the daemon Pantelaimon, have adventures that climax into nothing less than restoring paradise lost.