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Golem's Eye Will Catch the Reader's Eye,
This review is from: Golem's Eye (Bartimaeus Trilogy) (Hardcover)
Set two years after the events of The Amulet of Samarkand, Nathaniel is a respected figure in the magical government under the name John Mandrake to prevent himself being controlled by demons or enemy magicians.
This book is spectacular...I can't describe it. It's from the view of three different characters, Nathaniel, Bartimaeus, and the young spunky member of the Resistance, Kitty Jones. It also contains one particular chapter which features Simpkin, a foliot from the first book who dies. Mr. Stroud, that was a nice touch to the story and a tribute to Simpkin who I will miss (too bad Bartimaeus didn't kill him off...).
The title, The Golem's Eye, refers to an enourmous clay man called a golem which is controlled by the golem's eye, a clay eye set in the middle of a golem's forehead in which a magician can control it with a regular crystal ball or orb.
I could go on hours and hours complimenting this book...but for now I must stop. I can't wait for The Other Place and of course, the Amulet of Samarkand movie!