Three years after the events of The Golem`s Eye, the young magician Nathaniel is an established member of the British Government. But he faces unprecedented problems: foreign wars are going badly and Britain`s enemies are mounting attacks close to London. Increasingly distracted, he is treating... show more
Three years after the events of The Golem`s Eye, the young magician Nathaniel is an established member of the British Government. But he faces unprecedented problems: foreign wars are going badly and Britain`s enemies are mounting attacks close to London. Increasingly distracted, he is treating Bartimaeus worse than ever: the long-suffering djinni is growing weak from too much time in this world, and his patience is at an end. Meanwhile, undercover in London, Kitty has been stealthily completing her research into magic and Bartimaeus` past. She hopes to break the endless cycle of conflict between djinn and humans - but will she be able to get anyone to listen? Before any of these problems can be resolved, disaster strikes London from an unexpected source and the destinies of Bartimaeus, Nathaniel, and Kitty are thrown together once more. They have to face treacherous magicians, a long-fermented conspiracy, and an enemy from `The Other Place` that threatens London and the world. Worst of all, they must somehow cope with each other.... Bartimaeus fans will be entranced by Stroud`s brilliantly conceived finale to the series - sure to be a major best seller.
Publish date: December 19th 2005
Pages no: 501
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Young Adult Fantasy
Series: Bartimaeus (#3)
Spectacular. A race to the perfect ending, full of challenging, troubling, redemptive action and character development. Unflinching, subtle and heartbreakingly real
Well, I loved it so much that I had to run the child to the library as soon as it was done on the excuse of returning her library books, but really, so I could check out the next one. Bartimaeus is fabulously snarky, but this one really takes the time to explore how this alternate world England wo...
Three years have passed since the magician Nathaniel helped prevent a cataclysmic attack on London. Now an important member of the British government, he grapples with numerous problems: foreign wars are going badly, Britain’s enemies are mounting attacks close to London, and rebellion is growing am...
Quite a stunning ending for that one—and most appropriate, considering the parallels drawn previously throughout the book.
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