"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)
From the Back Cover
Two thousand years have gone by since the djinni Bartimaeus was at the height of his powers - invincible in battle and befriended by the great magician Ptolemy. Now he is trapped on Earth and treated with disdain by his master, Nathaniel.
Meanwhile, undercover in London, the fugitive Kitty Jones has been stealthily completing her research on magic and demons. She has a plan that could break the endless conflict between djinn and humans - but first she must uncover the secrets of Bartimaeus's past.
The Bartimaeus books are published in 35 languages and have sold 5 million copies worldwide.
The magic continues with:
THE AMULET OF SAMARKAND
THE GOLEM'S EYE
And look out for:
[THE RING OF SOLOMON hbk jacket]
'Witty, spell-binding and utterly compelling'