Stroud, Jonathan. Ptolemy's Gate.

Author:Lisowski, Heather
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

STROUD, Jonathan. Ptolemy's gate. (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book Three.) Hyperion, Miramax. 501p. c2006. 0-7868-1861-1. $17.95. SA*

Fans of Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus Trilogy will not be disappointed by this third and final book. It is three years after The Golem's Eye, and Nathaniel is now 17 and more ruthless than ever. Bearing the brunt of his master's ambition is Bartimaeus, who has been trapped in the earthly realm far too long. Without the reviving respite of The Other Place, Bartimaeus's essence has become dangerously depleted. Yet Nathaniel obsessively continues to send the djinni in search of those who plot rebellion against the British Empire. Amongst the rebels is the commoner, Kitty Jones. Despite the danger, she has remained in London, determined to learn all that she can about the magicians and the demons they are able to summon. Unfortunately, there is also a plot brewing within the government. The magicians' vanity coupled with their unquenchable lust for power will lead them to a course of action that will endanger everyone. To save...

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