I liked the Dark Materials trilogy alot, yet there are some details unclear to me. If anyone has read this series please fill me in.
Q1: Mary Malone is said to fulfill a great part in all the chaos. She is tolled through her computer linked up with the dark matter that she is to 'play the serpent'. Yet all she does is try to help the Mulefa, she saves some wheel seeds and feeds the kids when they arive. How is this playing the serpent? I expected her to tempt Lyra in some way...
Q2: Lyra was to play Eve but was never tempted. Again how is this possible considering the prophecy?
Q3: Her 'great betrayal' is rather small: she leaves her deamon alone for a while. Sure this is a betrayal of sortsand she suffers because of it. Yet all the witches have done the same in their youth. How is her betrayal 'great' when it doesn't differ much?. Surely not the great betrayal I expected.
Still the series captivated me.... Much good stuff to think about for kids.