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Bartimaeus, everyone's favorite (wise-cracking) djinni, is back in book four of this best-selling series. As alluded to in the footnotes throughout the series, Bartimaeus has served hundreds of magicians during his 5,010 year career. Now, for the first time, fans will go back in time with the djinni, to Jerusalem and the court of King Solomon in 950s BC. 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 runs into just a "spot" of trouble with King Solomon's magic ring....

 
 

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"In this exciting prequel set in ancient Israel, Stroud presents an early adventure of his sharp-tongued djinn, Bartimaeus. King Solomon has risen to greatness due to the unparalleled power of his magical ring, but having had his marriage proposal rejected by the queen of Sheba, he now appears to be threatening her kingdom with destruction. Young Asmira, the fiery captain of the queen's hereditary guard, is sent to Jerusalem to assassinate the great king and steal the ring. Meanwhile, Bartimaeus, as sardonic, egotistical, and mouthy as ever, perfectly capable of 'devouring old magician and departing his tower with a burp and a smile,' is currently controlled by the wicked Khaba, one of Solomon's court wizards, and is bitterly unhappy with his lot. When djinn and would-be assassin team up, complex court intrigues come to light and spectacular magics are unleashed. Although the Jerusalem of 950 B.C.E. is not quite as enthralling as was the London of the original trilogy, this is a superior fantasy that should have fans racing back to those books. Ages 10 — up. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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Fans rejoice--everyone's favorite wise-cracking djinni is back!

Thousands of years before his fateful service to the magician Nathaniel in London, wily Bartimaeus served as djinni to hundreds of masters, from Babylon and Ancient Egypt to the modern Middle East. In this brilliant new installment in the best-selling series, history is revealed as readers travel alongside Bartimaeus to Jerusalem and the court of King Solomon for his most exciting adventure yet.

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CZola-Mo, September 7, 2011 (view all comments by CZola-Mo)
As with the previous Bartimaeus books, Stroud offers a witty, intelligent, and remarkably deep character in the djinn, Bartimaeus. While ever trying to secure his release from servitude, Bartimaeus out-smarts, manipulates, and manages to escape and succeed in his various tasks and assignments. Although he proclaims repeatedly that he has no time for humans or their machinations, he actually reveals a profound care and soft-spot for them, at times to his detriment. In any case, each of his adventures in this book, particularly, allow Stroud to turn the basic questions of good and evil, free will and servitude, and the dilemmas of personal values over blind obedience. Stroud is a magnificent writer whose voice gets stronger and more nuanced with each book. This book is a must-read for children and adults alike; it's a page-turner that will leave you smiling and yearning for more.
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Ashley Nicole, September 4, 2011 (view all comments by Ashley Nicole)
As a huge fan of the Bartimaeus trilogy, I was excited to read this book. Stroud's story does not all disappoint fans of the trilogy and Bartimaeus is his same, if even more hilarious, self. There are some very likable characters and many fun twists and turns that encourage you to devour the book as fast as you can. I can honestly say the only downside of this novel was that it left me wanting even more Bartimaeus books! All that said, Stroud is a great author and I will continue to read many more of his future novels.
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0ven, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by 0ven)
This is a brilliant fantasy story, told in the voice of an amusing and entertaining djinni.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781423123729
Author:
Stroud, Jonathan
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Children s Folk Tales-Mythical Creatures
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 20.64 oz
Age Level:
10-11

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this exciting prequel set in ancient Israel, Stroud presents an early adventure of his sharp-tongued djinn, Bartimaeus. King Solomon has risen to greatness due to the unparalleled power of his magical ring, but having had his marriage proposal rejected by the queen of Sheba, he now appears to be threatening her kingdom with destruction. Young Asmira, the fiery captain of the queen's hereditary guard, is sent to Jerusalem to assassinate the great king and steal the ring. Meanwhile, Bartimaeus, as sardonic, egotistical, and mouthy as ever, perfectly capable of 'devouring old magician and departing his tower with a burp and a smile,' is currently controlled by the wicked Khaba, one of Solomon's court wizards, and is bitterly unhappy with his lot. When djinn and would-be assassin team up, complex court intrigues come to light and spectacular magics are unleashed. Although the Jerusalem of 950 B.C.E. is not quite as enthralling as was the London of the original trilogy, this is a superior fantasy that should have fans racing back to those books. Ages 10 — up. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Fans rejoice--everyone's favorite wise-cracking djinni is back!

Thousands of years before his fateful service to the magician Nathaniel in London, wily Bartimaeus served as djinni to hundreds of masters, from Babylon and Ancient Egypt to the modern Middle East. In this brilliant new installment in the best-selling series, history is revealed as readers travel alongside Bartimaeus to Jerusalem and the court of King Solomon for his most exciting adventure yet.

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