So I have been putting off reading this book because I was so nervous about the end of the series. But I finally pushed through and I have to say it was pretty good.
As with the second book, I was disappointed that Lyra had a lesser role (she spends a good chunk of the book sleeping), but she does grow as a person by the end so I guess there's a little bit of a trade off there.
The story was interesting, as in the first two books. I felt that changing storylines kept the book fresh and intriguing. Was it crazy confusing, especially after taking such a big gap between book two and book three? Yes. Did I understand everything? No. But it was still a fun adventure.
This is definitely a unique series that has its ups and downs, but on the whole creates an amazing story and a very interesting read.