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Ptolemy's Gate

Written by Jonathan Stroud

Part of the The Bartimaeus Sequence Series

Ptolemy's Gate Synopsis

The tremendous climax of the Bartimaeus sequence. 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 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 to prevent the earth's destruction?

Ptolemy's Gate Press Reviews

Bartimaeus' razor-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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552562805
Publication date: 28th October 2010
Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 528 pages

About Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford in 1970. After studying English Literature at York University, he moved to London, where he worked as an editor in a publishing firm. He is the author of the best-selling BARTIMAEUS sequence, which is published in 35 languages and has sold 6 million copies worldwide. As well as four other novels: HEROES OF THE VALLEY, THE LAST SIEGE, THE LEAP and BURIED FIRE, Jonathan is now writing a chilling new series called LOCKWOOD & CO. He lives in Hertfordshire with his family.

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