Discussion: Chapters 13-26 of The Amber Spyglass #HDMreadalong
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Hi, everyone! Welcome to the discussion of Chapters 13-26 of The Amber Spyglass. Just a few notes before we begin:
- This is a discussion for The Amber Spyglass, focusing on Chapters 13-26. If you haven’t read this far in the series yet, please be warned, as there will be spoilers. If you have already read further in The Amber Spyglass, please do not leave any spoilers, as our participants may not have read that far yet.
- You can simply answer these questions in the comments below, or you can write your responses on your own blog. If you choose the second option, you can use that post as an entry in our giveaway. Go here for more information about the giveaway.
2. I personally think it was a bit crazy that Lyra left Pan there. I mean, seriously? It causes you physical and emotional pain to be like 10 feet from your dæmon. Why would you go into a whole other land without them? I don’t think I would have done it. I mean, I know that it turns out that they did a lot more while they were there than just apologize to Roger and find Will’s dad, but I still think it was kind of drastic for Lyra to just desert Pan like that. Poor Pan! :(
3. It’s kind of a Catch-22, that whole escaping the land of the dead thing. For one thing, you’re already dead, so it doesn’t really matter so much if you’re not in your own physical form anymore. Although, if you’re really upset about being dead, I can see why you wouldn’t want to dissolve and not really be yourself anymore. However, it seems like the longer you’re in the land of the dead, the less you remember about yourself and your life, so you wouldn’t really be yourself anymore anyway. And then there’s the harpies to deal with. But you would maybe be able to see your loved ones if you stayed there. I personally would want to stay, see my loved ones, and leave just when I’ve got one last shred of my memory left.
So there are my answers for this discussion. Feel free to leave your answers in the comments, or if you write your answers on your own blog, leave me the link in the comments and I’ll add your post to our master list! And be sure to stop by The Daily Bookmark next Friday, when Jessie will post the last discussion questions for The Amber Spyglass!