The Ring of Solomon
Bartimaeus, everyone’s favorite (wise-cracking) djinni, is back in book four of this best-selling series, now available in paperback. As alluded to in the footnotes throughout the series, Bartimaeus has served hundreds of magicians during his 5,010 year career. Now fans can go back in time with... show more
Bartimaeus, everyone’s favorite (wise-cracking) djinni, is back in book four of this best-selling series, now available in paperback. As alluded to in the footnotes throughout the series, Bartimaeus has served hundreds of magicians during his 5,010 year career. Now fans can go back in time with the djinni, to Jerusalem and the court of King Solomon in 950 BCE. Only in this adventure, it seems the great Bartimaeus has finally met his match. He’ll have to contend with an unpleasant master and his sinister servant, and he runs into just a “spot” of trouble with King Solomon’s magic ring….
Publish date: January 24th 2012
Pages no: 398
Edition language: English
Bartimaeus the snarky, wise-cracking, self-aggrandising djinn is back for a...prequel! Set in the time of Solomon and tackling familiar issues of slavery and freedom and abuse of power, this book starts quite slowly and suffers the problem the original trilogy ran into; Bartimaeus is so bad-ass, coo...
As I progress through my "Unfinished Series" project for this year, I go back through my chronology of books read and catch up with the series from most recent to oldest. This means that the further into the list I go, the further back in time I'm going to revisit these series. In some cases, that...
Bartimaeus outdid himself this time. Very witty and so funny. I am having a hard time moving on from this one. Still blinking and looking around, surprised that I'm not personally speaking with Bartimaeus at this rate abd having a telling-off from him.This is proof that a novel, nay, a series, a goo...
I'm not sure if the book was a bit draggy, or if it was just me. It took me forever it feels like to finish, although the second half is pretty exciting and zippy, and I buzzed through that with no problems. I am fond of snarky Bartimaeus and his affection for young humans. And the digressive foot...
Centuries before the events of The Amulet of Samarkand, the irreverrent djinni Bartimaeus was enslaved to a magician serving King Solomon. He involves himself in a young warrior's quest to assassinate the king, but on the moment of their victory they realize that there are far greater threats than ...
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