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Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Author:
    Johnathan Stroud
  • ISBN:
    0552562955
  • ISBN13:
    978-0552562959
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  • Publisher:
    Random House Export (August 1, 2011)
  • Pages:
    448 pages
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    Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Bartimaeus Sequence is a series of children's novels of alternate history, fantasy and magic. It was written by British writer Jonathan Stroud and consists of a trilogy published from 2003 to 2005 and a prequel novel published in 2010

The Bartimaeus Sequence is a series of children's novels of alternate history, fantasy and magic. It was written by British writer Jonathan Stroud and consists of a trilogy published from 2003 to 2005 and a prequel novel published in 2010. The eponymous character, Bartimaeus, is a ld boisterous djinni.

The Ring Of Solomon - Johnathan Stroud This is fantasy at its most fantastic - Bartimaeus .

The Ring Of Solomon - Johnathan Stroud This is fantasy at its most fantastic - Bartimaeus is back in this companion to the bestselling trilogy! Related media. Now Playing Watch the trailer for The Ring of Solomon. Now Playing Jonathan Stroud introduces The Ring of Solomon. Jonathan Stroud's veiled parody of the government system (matrix) we all live under is cunningly disguised with wry humour and keen wit. Clearly he's man who has fallen down the rabbit hole and come up laughing despite the dangerous truths he discovered there. Magicians in government; demons doing the dirty work and citizens herded like proverbial sheep.

Jonathan Stroud has created another winner in The Ring of Solomon, his latest Bartimaeus story. Wonderfully written and brilliantly plotted. Brilliant" (Bookseller). 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. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start overPage 1 of 1.

Home Jonathan Stroud The Ring of Solomon: A Bartimaeus Novel. The actual sleight-of-hand stuff – putting a quick Illusion on a squid ring and substituting it for the real Ring on the plate – that was easy too, at least in principle

Home Jonathan Stroud The Ring of Solomon: A Bartimaeus Novel. The ring of solomon a b. .The Ring of Solomon: A Bartimaeus Novel, . 7. The actual sleight-of-hand stuff – putting a quick Illusion on a squid ring and substituting it for the real Ring on the plate – that was easy too, at least in principle. Stealing stuff is second nature to djinn – always has been, mainly because it’s all we’re ever asked to d. So the sand cat simply tiptoed up behind Solomon’s chair, and waited until one of the girl’s spasms of righteous outrage coincided with one of the king’s. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publishers.

The Ring of Solomon book. A spellbinding addition to Jonathan Stroud’s New York Times bestselling Bartimaeus audiobooks, The Ring of Solomon brims with dazzling wit, unforgettable characters, and powerful themes of freedom and slavery, with or without magical bonds.

The Ring of Solomon revisits the universe created in the Bartimaeus Trilogy, although the setting shifts from modern London to Jerusalem, 950 B. The following is a list of characters in the Bartimaeus series by Jonathan Stroud.

The Ring of Solomon revisits the universe created in the Bartimaeus Trilogy, although the setting shifts from modern London to Jerusalem, 950 BC. It follows the djinni's adventures during the reign of King Solomon, who was frequently referenced in the footnotes during the trilogy. It was released in the United Kingdom on 14 October 2010 and in the . The three most prominent characters are Bartimaeus, a djinn, Kitty Jones, a commoner, and Nathaniel, a magician. Most other characters of any significance are listed by name.

The Ring of Solomon is a prequel to The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud. It was first published in 2010. It is 950 . and King Solomon rules Jerusalem with a steely hand. and King Solomon rules Jerusalem with a steely hand; a hand on which gleams a magic ring of immense and unforgiving power. Solomon has just begun work on his marvelous temple, charging Khaba, a formidalbe magician in his royal court, to oversee its construction. The workforce is an ill-behaved bunch of demons, a particularly unruly djinni named Bartimaeus among them

Start Media Reignites Jonathan Stroud Fantasy Series ‘The Bartimaeus Sequence’.

Start Media Reignites Jonathan Stroud Fantasy Series ‘The Bartimaeus Sequence’. Maher read the books as a fan when they were published. When he saw no progress on the movies, he pitched the author and his agent several years ago, only to be told there was a prohibitive amount of money against them.

Fans of Jonathan Stroud's "Bartimaeus" books will devour this book - a cracking adventure brimming with magic, intrigue and a treasure trove of characters that the reader can't help but fall for. We find everyone's favourite irascibly insolent djinni serving at the court of King Solomon in 950 BC Jerusalem, where he is causing his customary chaos and must help a girl assassin sent by the Queen of Sheba to steal the all-powerful Ring of Solomon. The comic relief is perfectly timed, the dialogue sharp and snappy and the fiendishly clever plot perfectly handled with Jonathan's trademark flair and command of language. Thrills, chills and a danger-spiked finale - this is one of the publishing events of the year.

Foginn
Bartimaeus is such an amusing character that it's hard not to like these books. He's vain, witty, irreverent, occasionally brave (usually when the only alternative is certain death), and shows more humanity than most of the humans in these stories.

This book lacks the complexity of the earlier books, particularly the first. For example, Asmira is a somewhat paler, less-developed version of Nathaniel, and while both are forced to re-examine their core beliefs, Asmira is much more black-and-white. Nathaniel's ambition and doubts, by contrast, make him a deeper and more satisfying character. Similarly, the antagonists here are simpler - an evil magician - compared to the deeply corrupt society in the first book.

But Bartamaeus' humor and antics carry the day.

One note about the Kindle edition: part of the joy of these books are the footnotes. With the Kindle, these are accessible via links, but these require more navigation. They're well worth reading, but ebook mechanics make this less convenient than print.
Barinirm
I found the first book of the Bartimaeus Trilogy to be the most entertaining. Why? Because it had lots of Bartimaeus and thus plenty of Bartimaeus' wit in it. The story was excellent, too. Probably because the main character was Bartimaeus. Imagine my distress (and, ultimately, boredom) when the next book had almost no appearances by Bartimaeus and the third book was a sad attempt at a compromise between the real main character and the kid.

Luckily, Stroud seems to have realized that the best part of the trilogy was Bartimaeus himself and took steps to correct the mistake of the Trilogy by writing a book that features Bartimaeus prominently. Wit, wisdom, action and entertainment ensue. I only hope that Stroud will continue to give us books pushing him into the lead role. This character really does bring out the best in the author.

Thank you, Jonathan Stroud!
Ubrise
I have read every book in Stroud's Bartimaeus Trilogy at least twice. The first time I read his books was in either seventh or eighth grade, and, even as a college freshman, I could not help but read them again. Despite having aged by several years, I still find the series incredibly refreshing and, quite honestly, brilliant. Bartimaeus's sarcasm closely follows my own, and his unending stream of witty banter contained both in-text and within highly anticipated footnotes has made me laugh out loud consistently, causing both my family members and roommate to glare with undisguised annoyance. The plot had enough twists and turns to keep me guessing, and I always enjoyed delving more into Bartimaeus's magical world, similar to the same feelings I held for the Harry Potter Series. As you might expect, I was both excited and nervous to come across this latest novel by Mr. Stroud.

Upon closing THE RING OF SOLOMON less than an hour ago, I can safely say that potential buyers should hold no fear when considering purchasing this book. Stroud has lost none of his creativity, and the new setting of Jerusalem holds just as much adventure as the spirit-riddled streets of London in his previous works. Bartimaeus appears more frequently here, for he and the girl Asmira are the only two narrators.

I agree with a previous reviewer in that THE RING OF SOLOMON appears to be more YA. For those parents concerned with language, violence, etc., I will say that the violence was minimal. With Bartimaeus's hilarious narrating, I always imagine the battle scenes as being cartoonish. That is, the fight scenes are definitely not gory and usually make me laugh harder than the scenes in between. Bartimaeus does use the word "damn" several times in the story, and "bloody" as well, if you must know. However, all of these instances are mild.

Overall, this book is absolutely worthy of the Bartimaeus Trilogy, and though it stands alone, I highly recommend reading the series first. I enjoyed every moment of being thrust back into the sarcastic djinni's world, and used reading time to motivate myself to study (think of a little child being rewarded with candy for saying her ABC's). This book should be read by any avid young reader. I desperately hope I hear the voice of Bartimaeus sometime soon!

Happy reading!

5/5 stars
Ichalote
This is a kind of prequel in the series but something I really looked forward to. The other books in the series carried me along on a fantastic journey through an alternate universe that I have re-read and listened to, even the audiobooks which are excellent. The main character is a Djinn who is sarcastic and aghast at the stupidity and sometimes wonder that is mankind.
Lbe
Next to the Harry Potter series, the Bartimaeus books are our favorite contemporary youth fantasy novels. In fact, they stand among our all-time favorites, old or new. This series is incredibly imaginative and engaging, and it teaches wonderful, timeless values. Kudos to Jonathan Stroud, and thanks for writing another Bartimaeus book! By the way, please don't make the mistake of thinking the Bartimaeus series is a 'knock off' or 'copycat' of the HP series. Unlike the 'copycat' books that jumped onto the youth fantasy bandwagon after the success of HP, these books stand on their own for overall quality of imagination, character, plot, writing, etc.
Zainian
If you like Bartimaeus than you'll love this book, and even thought it is the fourth its actually before the 1st book so if you want to start here thats fine. This book is a book that is horrendous to read on a device, as many can attest to.