The Golem's Eye
The second adventure in the Bartimaeus trilogy finds our young apprentice magician Nathaniel working his way up the ranks of the government, when crisis hits. A seemingly invulnerable clay golem is making random attacks on London. Nathaniel and the all-powerful, totally irreverent djinni,... show more
The second adventure in the Bartimaeus trilogy finds our young apprentice magician Nathaniel working his way up the ranks of the government, when crisis hits. A seemingly invulnerable clay golem is making random attacks on London. Nathaniel and the all-powerful, totally irreverent djinni, Bartimaeus, must travel to Prague to discover the source of the golem's power. In the ensuing chaos, readers will chase a dancing skeleton across London's skyline, encounter the horror of the dreaded Night Police, witness a daring kidnapping, and enter the Machiavellian world of the magician's government. Eventually, Nathaniel and Bartimaeus have to go head to head with the fearsome golem before the surprise identity of his master is finally revealed.
Publish date: December 12th 2011
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Young Adult Fantasy
Series: Bartimaeus (#2)
A worthy successor to the first in the series. Capably juggles three possible heroes, all with significant anti-hero qualities: sarcastic Bartimaeus, ruthlessly ambitious Nathaniel and terrorist/freedom-fighter Kitty. Good action, some pretty scary bits with skeletons that I'd keep away from the kid...
4.5 starsBartimaeus had me up in stitches!
bookshelves: alternative-history, fantasy, amusing, kiddlewinks, mystery-thriller, teh-brillianz, fraudio Recommended for: everyone Read in November, 2008 Love the Prague connection - it really is a magical city where myth and legend bubbles just under the surface. Walking up from the old town t...
Pages: 562. Genre: YA Fantasy. First Sentence: "At dusk, the enemy lit their campfires one by one, in greater profusion than on any night before." Summary: It has been a few years since Nathaniel and Bartimaeus last met, and since then, Nathaniel has made a name for himself in the British governm...
While I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem's Eye did not live up to my expectations. Nathaniel is 14, and is going through an awkward stage in his life. This teenage angst combined with the fact that he has lost sight of his morals while moving up in...
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