Ptolemy's Gate

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RHCP, Jul 29, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 528 pages
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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?

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User Review  - BrynDahlquis - LibraryThing

I don't know why this book took my so long to read, because it was fantastic from beginning to end. Bartimaeus is always awesome. Nathaniel is, y'know, annoying, but also awesome. Same for Kitty ... Read full review

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User Review  - passion4reading - LibraryThing

After a continuous spell on Earth for two years, the djinni Bartimaeus is weakened and no longer the imposing presence he once was; no longer is he in possession of astonishing levels of power, even ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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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