Bartimaeus 3: Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathan Stroud

Bartimaeus 3: Ptolemy's Gate

Written by Jonathan Stroud
Part of the The Bartimaeus Sequence Series

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Three years on from the events in The Golem's Eye, the magicians' rule in London is teetering on a knife-edge, with strikes, riots and general unrest. The Prime Minister is largely controlled by two advisers, one of whom is 17-year-old Nathaniel. Meanwhile, living under a false identity, Kitty has been researching djinn; she has come to believe that the only way to destroy the magicians is with an alliance of some kind between djinn and ordinary people. Kitty seeks out Bartimaeus and embarks on a terrifying journey into the djinn's chaotic domain - the Other Place - which no human being has ever survived. But even as she does so, Makepeace engineers a dramatic coup d'etat. The outcome is a shattering of the magicians' control and all magical laws are turned upside down. Can Bartimaeus, Nathaniel and Kitty settle old scores if they are to survive and prevent the earth's destruction? The first in the Bartimaeus sequence is The Amulet of Samarkand, the second is The Golem’s Eye and the fourth one, The Ring of Solomon is recently published and is a spell-binding addition to Bartimaeus sequence.


Bartimaeus 3: Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathan Stroud

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-sharp wit is as irresistible as ever and this is a fantastic conclusion to the series The Bookseller There are many delights to savour in this series. First and foremost, the wonderful, sardonic voice of the all-knowing and all-weary Bartimaeus Independent As witty and orginal as the first two books in the series, Ptolemy's Gate is fast, funny, inspired writing for children at its best Publishing News Stroud demonstrates here that what and how he writes should never be taken for granted TES The return of one of my favourite ever characters ... Completes the brilliant Bartimaeus trilogy Publishing News

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Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Stroud was our Guest Editor in November 2010. Click here to see his selection of titles.

Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford and grew up in St Albans. He studied at York university. He has a strong background in children's books - working at Walker, in their Game Book and Non-Fiction departments and Kingfisher Publications, editing children's non-fiction. He has written and edited a number of game books and non-fiction titles for Walker Books. Jonathan lives in St. Albans with his wife.

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528 pages
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28th October 2010




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